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Ballyhannon still in the hunt for the St Ledger

The Larry Dunne-trained Slippery Bob was the star of the show when second-round heats of the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St Leger were decided in Limerick last Saturday night.After the Dolores Ruth-trained Makeshift was withdrawn from trap two, Slippery Bob got a dream start from trap four. He controlled matters from the start and ran out a six-length winner in a superb 29.60 from Jeddies Star, trained in Gort by Maurice Muillanney.Next best on the clock was Judicial Academy (29.68) trained by Michael O’Donovan for Pat Daly, Ballyhassig.Clare-owned runner Ballyhannon, trained by Denis O’Malley for Seamus Duggan, is still in the hunt. Ballyhannon was runner up in heat one in which he was pipped on the line and beaten a short head by Westmead Bond, whose winning clock 30.00. The draw for the third round on Saturday night next is Heat 1: 1 Farley Turbo; 2 Slippery Bob; 3 Bredas Girl; 4 Confident Nestor (m); 5 Westmead Bond (m); 6 Skywalker …

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Corofin on the road to glory

ROSCOMMON may not be rated as a camogie stronghold but their senior champions, Four Roads, are an experienced outfit and have been knocking on the door for All-Ireland junior club honours in recent years. Because of that experience, they will start this Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Kenny Park in Athenry against Corofin, the Clare and Munster champions, as favourites.

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Huge task facing North Clare girls

COROFIN were heartbroken to have lost two Clare intermediate camogie finals in succession and their determination to bring that crown to the parish has led to unbelievable commitment from all involved in 2010. That’s according to the team captain Aislinn Kelleher, one of three sisters hoping to have All-Ireland medals come Sunday evening.

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Reaching for victory

What has been very noticeable about St Breckan’s recently is their footballing swagger. They’ve been enjoying themselves lately. Arriving in Miltown for the county intermediate final on October 16, they didn’t have much work on to liven themselves up. Although they were a senior club as recently as three years ago, they were afforded little chance of upsetting Clondegad.

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