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Clare Ring The Changes For Munster MFC Showdown With Waterford

Clare minor football boss Dermot Coughlan has made eight changes to his side for Wednesday’s final Phase One clash with Waterford in the Munster Minor Championship. Thomas Collins. Fionn Kelliher, Eoin Walshe, Fergal Guinnane, Stephen Casey, Keith Crowley, Liam Murphy and Thomas Meenahan all come into the side for the trip to Fraher Field. Clare are already qualified for the Phase One final, with Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick all still in contention to join them in the decider. That game is set to be played at a neutral venue on Tuesday May 7th.   Clare Minor Football Panel v Waterford 1.Thomas Collins T. O Coileain (Lissycasey) 2. Fionn Kelliher F. O Ceillachair (St Josephs Doora Barefield) 3. Micheal Garry M. Mag Fhearaigh (Cooraclare) 4.Ciaran McMahon C. Mac Mathúna (Ennistymon) 5. Eoin Walshe, E O Breathnach (The Banner) 6. Fergal Guinnane F O Coinneain (KIldysart) 7. Matthew Reidy M. Ó Riada (Shannon Gaels) 8. Eoin Rouine E. Ó Ruaín (Ennistymon) 9. …

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Newmarket Celtic Bidding To Secure Historic Provincial Silverware

Newmarket Celtic will look to put provincial silverware on the board for the first time in the club’s history this weekend in the Munster League Champions Trophy final. Liam Murphy and Davy Ryan’s outfit are on the crest of a wave after qualifying for an eighth consecutive Clare Cup final where an inter-club showdown with Newmarket Celtic B awaits on what will be a historic occasion. They are also on the brink of another Clare League title with just a handful of points now needed to wrap up that crown. It is the second time Newmarket Celtic have reached the final of this competition with their first appearance coming in 2016 when they lost out to Limerick side Janesboro at Frank Healy Park in Doora. Standing in their way this time around is a St Michael’s side who are also preparing for the FAI Junior Cup final, with Sunday’s game set to be played in Two-Mile-Borris in Tipperary with a …

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Banner Blow As Sexton Plans US Trip

Clare’s footballers are set to be without the services of one of their key men this summer. Kilmurry Ibrickane clubman Keelan Sexton is set to head to Boston at the end of May, and won’t play any part in Clare’s Munster or All Ireland campaigns. It’s understood he plans to return in August, meaning he will be involved in the 2019 Clare SFC with the Bricks. The UL Sigerson captain signed off his 2019 intercounty duties with a late goal against Tipperary in Semple Stadium to help Clare retain their status in Division Two of the National League. Clare’s first championship outing comes on May 11th when they host Waterford in Cusack Park, with a home semi-final against Kerry the prize on offer.

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Naomi Carroll at Cratloe GAA Club Photography by Eugene McCafferty

Naomi Keeping Bright Side Out As Her Journey On The Road To Recovery Continues

Ask any athlete which road they would rather never have to journey on, and chances are they will tell you it is the one to recovery. It is a path filled with long lonely days of rehab work, and while the shortcuts dotted along the road are tempting, they ultimately lead right back to the start. For Naomi Carroll, her introduction to the comeback trail from a cruciate knee injury began last August. Clare and Meath were in the middle of an enthralling battle in the Ladies Intermediate Football All-Ireland Quarter-Final, and the Cratloe woman was taking the fight to the Royals. In the blink of an eye, things changed. “I actually had come on as a sub in the game and was soloing down the right wing. I went to cut back in and my knee just went from under me. I distinctly remember that it popped out and popped back in again and I just fell. The physio …

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Clare See Off The Challenge Of Tipperary In Munster MFC

Munster Minor Football Championship Phase One Round Two: Clare 1-10 Tipperary 0-6 Clare picked up their second win in the Phase One of the Munster Minor Football championship after victory over Tipperary in Cusack Park. A strong second half performance saw the Banner forge clear of their opponents in the closing stages to see them assured of a place in the Phase One final. They make the trip to Waterford next Wednesday evening for what is now essentially a dead rubber from a Clare perspective. It was a strange opening half that took all of 21 minutes for the opening score to arrive. The Premier applied all the early pressure and almost got in for a goal but Oisin O’Loughlin produced a brilliant point blank save to smother the shot from Tipperary danger man Kyle Shelly before the follow-up was taken off the line. Both sides were packing their defences with 12 men poured inside their 45-metre line, and attacks …

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One Change For Clare Ahead Of Munster MFC Showdown With Tipperary

Clare have made one change to their team for Wednesday’s Phase One second round tie against Tipperary in the Munster Minor Football Championship. After impressing off the bench during the win over Limerick, Eoin Talty comes in at wing forward in place of Pat Doherty. Victory over the Premier in Cusack Park would guarantee Clare a place in the Phase One Final ahead of the last round robin tie against Waterford. The panel in full is listed below.   1.Oisin O’Loughlin O. Ó Lochlain (St. Breckans) 2.Tadgh Lillis, T. Ó Laighléis (Doonbeg) 3. Micheal Garry M. Mag Fhearaigh (Cooraclare) 4.Ciaran McMahon C. Mac Mathúna (Ennistymon) 5. Cillian McGroary C. Mag Ruairí (Corofin) 6. Alan Killeen A. Ó Cillin (St. Josephs Doora Barefield) 7. Matthew Reidy M. Ó Riada (Shannon Gaels) 8. Eoin Rouine E. Ó Ruaín (Ennistymon) 9. Brendan Rouine B. Ó Ruaín (Ennistymon) 10. Eoin Talty E O Taltaigh (St Josephs Doora Barefield 11. Diarmuid Fahy D. Ó Fathaigh …

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