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O’Connell shines for Clonlara

Clonlara 2-17  Newmarket 1-15A contribution of 1-10 from Cathal O’Connell, the younger brother of senior club stars Ger and Nicky, helped Clonlara to victory over Newmarket in their U-16B hurling championship final at Sixmilebridge on Sunday.

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Thrilling final as ’Bridge take U-16 hurling title

Sixmilebridge 1-16  Ballyea 1-12 Sixmilebridge captured the U-16A hurling title when they overcame Ballyea in a thrilling contest at Newmarket on Saturday. The win means that the title has been won by the ’Bridge for a third year in succession.

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New model for GAA development in Ennis

A NEW model for the development of Gaelic games in Ennis could drive a wedge between existing clubs, Éire Óg and the Banner. The report recommends the aligning of schools to specific clubs, which has not been the case before.

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Player-of-the-year award for Honan

DARACH Honan is the first winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Breaking Through Player-of-the-Year award. The Clonlara clubman was picked from a shortlist that included his clubmate John Conlon and Newmarket’s Colin Ryan, along with Joe Canning (Galway) and Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and John Mulhall.

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Clare teams start with a bang in Dr Harty championship

THE race for the Dr Harty Cup, Munster colleges senior A hurling championship, got underway on Wednesday and Clare sides involved made a winning start while Ard Scoil Rís from Limerick, with a number of Clare players in their line-up, played a draw.Round 2 games are scheduled for Wednesday week, October 21.

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Defence the key as Kilmaley take victory

  Kilmaley 0-12   Sixmilebridge 0-10 A POWERFUL defensive performance inspired Kilmaley to a merited victory over favourites Sixmilebridge in a most entertaining Minor A Hurling Championship final at Cusack Park on Saturday evening. Two well-matched teams – they had played a draw in the early rounds of the competition – gave the big attendance plenty to cheer about. In the final analysis, however, it was the workrate of Kilmaley and, in particular, the play of their full back trio that inspired this victory, their third in the history of the competition.Two points clear at the three-quarter stage after scoring four-in-a-row, Sixmilebridge looked to be in the driving seat but five unanswered points in the space of eight minutes turned this tie firmly in Kilmaley’s favour.The ’Bridge’s decision to play an extra defender when they went two clear proved costly and only helped to allow the Kilmaley backs to strengthen their grip on proceedings.The final whistle sparked scenes of celebration amongst …

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O’Connor fists Kilmurry back into the final

Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-11   Doonbeg 1-7 AT this stage, Doonbeg don’t need reminding. They know they threw away the chance of reaching their first county final since 2001. There was at least at 15 minute stretch in the second half when Kilmurry were there for the taking for the first time since 2007.

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Russell at the centre as Kilkee advance

Kilkee 1-8   Kilrush 1-7 THE experience of David Russell proved a key factor in the first of the Clare senior football championship semi-finals at Cooraclare on Saturday evening.

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