Home » Sports (page 23)

Sports

Doyle Determined To Drive Scariff-Ogonnelloe To Further Glory

Scariff-Ogonnelloe have had leaders in every line of the field during their run to Saturday’s Munster club final, but there is no doubt that their centre-back Ciara Doyle has been one of the main driving forces. She is still one of the younger members of the squad, but her performances for club and county leave little doubt that age is just a number as she carries herself with the confidence and composure of a seasoned veteran. Being a Doyle from that neck of the woods, she admits a future in camogie was always written in the stars. “I was no sooner born than Dad had a hurley stuck in my hand so it was always going to be camogie for me. I remember when I was younger he trained the boys teams and had me going out playing with them too and I loved it. It developed further then with the schools teams and getting called onto county panels and …

Read More »

Scanlan Hoping For Further Glory With Scariff-Ogonnelloe

If Scariff-Ogonnelloe are to mark the latest high point in a whirlwind season by winning the Munster senior title this weekend, then their captain will be central to that challenge. After leading her side to their maiden top flight championship title already in 2019, county star Mairead Scanlan is now firmly focused on the challenge of Tipperary’s Drom-Inch when they clash in Cappamore on Saturday. Much has been rightly made of the progress the club has made since gaining promotion to the top tier. Memories of their semi-final defeats in 2017 and 2018 were wiped clear when the McMahon Cup was finally annexed this year, and another composed display against Newcastlewest in the Munster semi-final saw them through to the provincial decider. The captain admits while it has not always been plain sailing for the club, they are eager to take the next historic step. “It has been a great journey so far this year and it all started back …

Read More »

Comment: Clare GAA Must Put Structures In Place To Avoid Repeat Of Recent Debacle

After all the turbulence and all the uncertainty and controversy surrounding the appointment of a new Clare senior hurling manager, the white smoke eventually made its way into the Clareabbey sky last week as Brian Lohan was officially ratified by club delegates. It brought an end to a needlessly protracted saga that saw player statements, managerial withdrawals and a general air of chaos that simmered close to boiling point on more than one occasion. There is no point going back over old ground but the process that unfolded from the time of Clare’s championship exit until Lohan’s name was rubber stamped was simply not good enough. The matter should have been put to bed long before the last day in October and there has been widespread and justified criticism about how the board went about their business in that time. Donal Moloney referenced the uncertainty in the process as being a key factor in his decision to withdraw, while Louis …

Read More »

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” /]

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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” /]

Read More »