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John in the fighting business

JOHN Eustace is a brave man. At a time when the world is going to hell in a handcart economically and every day is a struggle for the small business owners, the Ennis man has thrown his hat in the commercial ring. And why would the 27-year-old civil engineer enter into what could be considered a dangerous enterprise? Because John’s business is fighting.

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Narrow loss for Killanena

Borrisokane 2-14Killanena 3-10 Throughout the last week there was a fear amongst Killanena and Clare hurling followers that a six-day break between the East Clare club’s historic first Clare intermediate title win and a Munster championship date would be much too short.Twenty minutes into Saturday’s Munster quarter-final clash with Tipperary counterparts, Borrisokane, it looked like these fears would be realised as Killanena trailed by eight points and had still to raise a flag. From here to the finish they improved steadily and a storming last five minutes left them just a point adrift when the final whistle sounded.Given that they went into this tie with two of the stars of the county final win, centre-back John O’Meara and man of the match from that game, Alan McNamara, their performance is all the more praiseworthy. In addition, they played the last 25 minutes of the game with 14 men after corner-back Barry Noone picked up a second yellow card five minutes …

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