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Goals crucial for Tones

Wolfe Tones 4-4Miltown St Joseph’s 0-10 WOLFE Tones claimed the Fergus Credit Union U-16 Division 1 football title in Cooraclare on Monday evening with a 4-4 to 0-10 victory over Miltown, St Joseph’s. The goals scored by the Shannon team were crucial in their victory.St Joseph’s got off to the better start with Conor and Eoin Cleary being prominent at midfield. They raced into a quick three-point lead by the eighth minute with two frees from Eoin Cleary and a good point from play by Luke Reidy. However, Wolfe Tones were quickly on level terms with their first goal scored by captain William Flynn from a tight angle. This was followed up five minutes later by their second when Dylan Birchall’s kick dropped in over the Miltown keeper and into the net.Daniel Brennan pointed after 18 minutes and Wolfe Tones’ third goal of the half came after 20 minutes when Stephen Tuohy, a substitute, pulled on the ball to the …

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Futsal enthusiasts asked to get their boots on

CLARE Intercultural Network is seeking expressions of interest in taking part in a futsal league beginning later this summer. “Futsal is a kind of indoor football, played with a special ball which doesn’t bounce. It is quite new here in general in Ireland and especially here in Ennis. The ball doesn’t bounce so people can develop their football skills more. It is very popular in Brazil and South America, they start playing it when they are young and it makes them better players,” explained Alphonse Basogomba from the network. The Clare Intercultural Network Futsal Tournament, held in conjunction with the FAI, attracted six teams and finished on Wednesday.  “The tournament began in early April. It involved six teams made up of people from all different backgrounds, cultures and countries. That was very successful. We did it because we wanted to introduce futsal to the area and see if people wanted to take part in a league,” Alphonse outlined. “We want …

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