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Disappointing Clare well beaten

Waterford 1-17  Clare 0-8 WHAT a difference five days makes. On Tuesday of last week, Clare hurling followers left Borrisoleigh in upbeat mood after watching a new-look Banner outfit beat a strong Tipperary side in the quarter-final of the Waterford Crystal tournament.Last Sunday, a smaller number of Clare supporters left Ballyduff Upper in Waterford disappointed after seeing a side that included many of the same players comprehensively beaten by Waterford. On this occasion, Clare were outplayed in almost every department by a physically stronger and much sharper Waterford side and there will have to be a huge improvement if the Banner men are to reverse this result come June 7, when the sides clash in the Munster championship in Thurles.The fact that these counties will meet in the provincial semi-final, added to Davy Fitzgerald’s role as Waterford boss, ensured that there would be a lot of interest in this fixture, which attracted an attendance of over 1,500 to the picturesque …

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Scoil Mhuire complete junior-senior double

Scoil Mhuire 4-10St Joseph’s 1-4 Lahinch was the venue last Friday for the Clare Secondary Schools Junior Ladies’ football final. Local schools Spanish Point and Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon booked their place in the decider by beating St Pat’s, Shannon, Kildysart Community College and St Caimin’s, Shannon.

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