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Clare Senior Hurling Squad Hit Out At Process Surrounding Appointment Of New Senior Management

The Clare senior hurling panel are hitting out at the process behind the appointment of a new senior hurling management team for the 2020 campaign. The squad have expressed their frustrations at being sidelined from the process, with claims their only source of information has been through media reporting. A statement received by the Clare Champion this evening from the senior hurling squad outlines a number of issues they wish to have addressed. They also say they are disappointed with the ‘lack of clarity’ provided to outgoing manager Donal Moloney who confirmed he was removing himself from the race for the post last weekend. The Clare GAA Centre of Excellence in Caherlohan is also a cause of concern for the squad as they urged the county board for more investment to bring it fully up to standard. It comes as senior members of the panel requested a meeting with county board chairman Joe Cooney. That meeting took place this evening …

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Champion Sports Chat Podcast Tuesday October 8th 2019

On this week’s podcast: Joe Garry joins Derrick Lynch & Peter O’Connell to look back on the weekend’s action. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/692811799?secret_token=s-piiS1″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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Clare Drawn To Face Tipperary In Munster SFC Quarter Final

Clare will face Tipperary in the quarter finals of the 2020 Munster Senior Football Championship. It means the Banner will come up against a familiar face with long time net-minder Joe Hayes now part of David Power’s new Premier backroom team. The winners of that tie will face either Limerick or Waterford in semi-final, with Kerry and Cork drawn together in the other last four tie. Fixture details for those games are expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.  

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Moloney withdraws due to board ‘uncertainty.’

Donal Moloney has confirmed his decision not to seek appointment to the position of Clare Senior Hurling Manager for 2020. Moloney had declared his interest in the position to the Clare County Board during the summer and has since met with Board officials on two separate occasions to review the 2019 season and to outline his plan and management team for the coming season. Moloney said, “Due to the ongoing uncertainty over the process of selecting new management and despite the support I have received from the hurling squad, I do not wish to inhibit members of the existing management team and persons who had committed to coming on board for 2020 from missing out on opportunities as other counties put together their coaching teams.  As a management team therefore, we have taken the decision to not seek another term. “On behalf of the management team, I would like to thank the players for creating such a fantastic environment over many …

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Mulqueen In The Reckoning For Clare Hurling Job

The Clare Champion understands that Louis Mulqueen is the third candidate in line for the Clare senior hurling managers job. The St Joseph’s Doora Barefield clubman was part of the Clare backroom team for the 2013 All Ireland win and 2016 National League success while he also guided Liam Mellows to the Galway SHC title. He joins Donal Moloney and Brian Lohan in vying for the role, with all three expected to outline their proposed management teams when they meet with Clare GAA officials next week. It’s expected that an update will be given to delegates at the October meeting of Clare GAA on Tuesday week.

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Clare SFC Semi-Final Preview: Kilmurry Ibrickane v Cratloe

Clare SFC Semi-Final Preview: Kilmurry Ibrickane v Cratloe It is fitting that these two should meet in the final year of a decade that has seen them build up one of the great rivalries. It has been a relatively straight forward run back to the last four for Kilmurry with a narrow win over Lissycasey in the opening round being followed by comfortable victories over Corofin and Kilmihil. The most notable feature of both those wins has been the scores that the Bricks have been racking up, with 4-30 being split across their two most recent ties. Conceding 1-10 against Kilmihil last time out will be a concern and Aidan Moloney will be hammering home the message that the defensive lines have to be improved if they are to overcome their old foe. It has been a mixed campaign for Cratloe so far as they blitzed Clondegad in round one before a disappointing loss to Eire Óg. It was a …

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Clare SFC Semi-Final Preview: St Joseph’s Miltown v Doonbeg

Clare SFC Semi-Final Preview: St Joseph’s Miltown v Doonbeg A traditional West Clare derby lies in store in Cusack Park as the holders Miltown go in search of back to back final appearances against a Doonbeg side that were last there in 2013. Both these were forced to come through tough battles in their last eight ties, but the circumstances could not have been any different. That dramatic finish in extra-time saw the Magpies raid for two late goals to see off the challenge of Eire Óg while Miltown got the better of a stubborn but wasteful Lissycasey to book their semi-final berth. The champions have been doing what they have to up to now but with the finishing line in sight they will know that they simply have to find another gear if their title defence is to continue. There is no doubt but there are a few more gears for David O’Brien’s charges to hit and with the …

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Clare IFC Semi Final Preview: St Breckan’s v St Joseph’s Doora Barefield

Clare IFC Semi Final Preview: St Breckan’s v St Joseph’s Doora Barefield This promises to be an intriguing tie as two of the favourites from the outset of the championship do battle for a place in the decider. While both sides have been putting in consistent performances in their run to the last four, it could also be argued that both have plenty improvement left to come. St Joseph’s were held to a battling draw against Kildysart in the opening round but have been well clear of their opponents in all their ties since that game. St Breckan’s are yet to put a foot wrong as they forged a comfortable path through the group stages before easing past O’Curry’s last time out. There is no doubt but that this will be the biggest test that either side have faced so far. The Parish are on a crest of a wave as they chase an intermediate hurling and football double with …

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