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Champion Sports Chat Podcast Tuesday November 5th 2019

On this week’s podcast: We pay tribute to the late Kieran Harvey after his untimely passing, we look back on Sixmilebridge’s Munster club loss to Ballygunner and reflect on the happenings of the last week as Brian Lohan takes over as Clare hurling manager. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/708254521?secret_token=s-J5AL9″ 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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Battling Ennistymon Secure Clare Minor A Football Crown

Clare Minor A Football Final: Ennistymon 3-6 Corofin 0-5 It was retribution and local bragging rights that Ennistymon went in search of in Doonbeg, and they left with both after a strong second-half performance saw them crowned champions. The last two years have seen the North Clare magpies pipped at the post in the decider, but leaders emerged all over the field to ensure the Paddy Hennessey cup would be making its way to the famed market town on Saturday evening. Leaders were required on an afternoon where weather conditions were far from ideal, with a strong swirling wind blowing away from the scoreboard end being accompanied by heavy misty rain. It meant handling conditions were difficult while kicking was akin to a lottery. Both sides were stacked full of county minor stars in both codes, but the conditions combined with the nerves which accompany any major final were evident early on as the opening quarter of the contest passed …

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Miltown do the double as they down the Bricks

Miltown Malbay 0-12 Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-8 ST JOSEPH’S Miltown Malbay rattled off five scores without reply to come from behind and claim their second senior title in as many seasons. It was a fast start to the game with an Eoin Cleary free getting proceedings underway while Aidan McCarthy got the Bricks off the mark as he curled a fine point over the bar from the left-hand side. It appeared Kilmurry had added a goal seconds later when Michael O’Dwyer finished to the net but referee Fergal Gray had sounded his whistle in the build-up and he called play back for a free to Miltown Malbay. Kilmurry Ibrickane took the lead in the 12th minute with a Keelan Sexton free from 25m out but a minute later, late inclusion Graham Kelly fired over a gorgeous point from 30m out to level it at 0-2 each. Sexton was having a big say in proceedings and his free followed by a beauty …

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Mulqueen Withdraws From Clare Hurling Race

Brian Lohan looks set to be appointed as the new Clare senior hurling manager after Louis Mulqueen announced he was withdrawing from the race. The pair were the only two nominated following the invitation of expressions of interest in the role over the last two weeks. Mulqueen was also in the hunt during the initial process, but informed the board on Wednesday that he was not continuing his candidacy. It leaves Lohan as the only remaining candidate and it is expected he will be proposed for ratification at a board meeting next week.

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Champion Sports Chat Podcast Tuesday October 22nd 2019

On this week’s podcast: Rory Hickey is in studio to look back on the weekend’s football action while Fergie O’Loughlin joins us for chat on the latest on the race for the Clare senior hurling manager’s job. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/700103128?secret_token=s-zuA9C” 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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Replay Required After Drawn Football Final

St Joseph’s Miltown 0-9 Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-9 A LAST gasp 45m free converted by goalkeeper Ian McInerney was enough to send the Clare Senior Football championship final to a replay next weekend. It was a tense finish to a close game but on the balance of play; it was a fair result. It was a first half with few talking points as the teams took their time settling into the game, and Keelan Sexton was the only player to score in the first ten minutes with two frees. Ian McInerney was called into action early when Kieran Malone broke through and received a pass, his shot was low but McInerney was equal to it and the danger was averted. Eoin Cleary got Miltown up and running in the 11th minute from a placed ball, and the next score in the game was ten minutes later when Keelan Sexton took his tally to three. A few moments earlier, Keith King had …

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Clare SFC Final Preview: KIB v Miltown

Clare SFC Final Preview: KIB v Miltown Derrick Lynch This really is a game that will be decided by the absolute minimum, if it even is decided at all. It is the final that people have been willing to come to pass ever since Miltown got their hands on Jack Daly after a 25 year wait back in 2015. Since then, the derby to beat all derbies has been on the cards twice only to be thwarted at the semi-final stage, but now it is all systems go for what should be one of the most memorable Clare senior football finals for many years. There are so many sides stories of who is married into where and what families have had to ignore group chats over the last fortnight, but when you strip all that away, you are left with two outstanding football teams who will undoubtedly serve up a titanic battle between the four white lines. If you were …

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King Hoping To Reign Supreme In Clare SFC Final

Much of the talk in the build-up to Sunday’s Clare senior football final has centred around the various familial connections that exist between Kilmurry Ibrickane and Miltown. While all that is going on, Kilmurry captain Keith King is happy to sit back and observe, safe in the knowledge that he does not have to worry about that particular element of the occasion. “There are no connections with Miltown in my immediate family that I know of so I think I am nearly one of the only ones that does not have any to worry about any of that side of things ahead of it so I am in the clear. Everyone has been waiting for this game for the last three or four years. Players want it, supporters want it and I think it will make for a great game. Any final is a great one to win but being captain and that element of the rivalry and how well …

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