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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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Considine Signs On For 2020 With Adelaide Crows In ALFW

Clare’s Ailish Considine has signed a new contract with the Adelaide Crows in the Women’s Australian Rules. The Kilmihil native put pen to paper on a deal to continue playing with the newly crowned champions for the 2020 campaign. Considine made an immediate impact in her first season down under as she scored four goals, including one in the final, as the Crows won the Grand Final. Flying for another year…2020✍🏻❤️💛💙#weflyasone#aflw #livingthedream @ Adelaide, South Australia https://t.co/jwtmOg5sBt — Ailish Considine (@Duckyc7) April 15, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js You can read our interview with Ailish after the Crows Grand Final success here

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Newmarket Celtic To Contest Unique Clare Cup Final

The Clare Cup is guaranteed to be staying with Newmarket Celtic for 2019, but it remains to be seen which side of the club will earn the bragging rights. It’s after the A and B sides both qualified for this year’s showpiece event, making it the first time the club will have both teams lining out on Clare soccer’s biggest day. The A team were first to seal their progress after overcoming a dogged challenge from Avenue United as they secured a 1-0 win. It came thanks to David Reidy’s goal early in the second-half, as his low ball from the right flank squirmed past Aidan Jordan on an evening that saw heavy rain fall throughout the contest. The B side were rampant in dispatching the challenge of Shannon Olympic as they ran out 7-3 winners. A brace from Ronan McCormack and one from Oisin Cavanagh were answered by Ray Quigley to see them lead 3-1 at the break. Four …

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Clare Cruise To Victory In Opening Round Of Munster MFC

Munster Minor Football Championship Phase One Round One: Clare 3-15 Limerick 0-10 A strong second quarter from Clare in which they hit 1-5 unanswered helped them overcome a stubborn Limerick challenge in the opening round of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship. Jamie Stack’s goal mid-way through the opening half kickstarted a period of dominance for Dermot Coughlan’s side, after a slow start to the game saw them trail by 0-5 to 0-2 early on. Barely a minute had elapsed when Dara Nagle found the angled run of Shane Meehan and the Clare captain was fouled on the 20 metre line close to the sideline. He dusted himself down to arrow over a free from the left hand side to open the scoring. The home side in Newcastlewest hit back with a fine score from midfielder Matthew Southgate to level proceedings with five minutes gone. The Clare defence were under plenty pressure early on and Limerick hit the front …

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