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Cyclists urged to take up Maracycle Challenge

Cyclists from Clare are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Co-operation Ireland Maracycle, which is returning after an absence of 12 years. If you are a keen cyclist or want to take up a challenge, then this event could be suitable for you. This event will take place over the weekend of June 26-27 and the return route between Belfast and Dublin will cover just over 200 miles.

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Shannon and Power take honours at Carron

CLARE Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association held race number four in their fun run series in Carron with over 70 competitors participating in the 5km event. With the first (1k) all down hill the leaders went through this point in 3mins.05secs and Eimear Power (Sportsworld) was leading this big field with Michael Shannon (Kilnaboy), Damian Roche (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare), and Eugene Moynihan (Marian) all in close pursuit.

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Historic win for Éire Óg

Éire Óg 0-15Sixmilebridge 1-11 THEY weren’t given much chance of success by most hurling followers outside their club. And when Éire Óg went eight points behind in the first quarter of Sunday’s U-21A Hurling Championship final at Cusack Park, a one-sided game appeared to be on the cards.However, a strong last 10 minutes to the half, when they outscored the title-holders 0-5 to 0-1, laid the foundations for a memorable second half performance from the town side.Inspired by the Kevin Moynihan at centre-back and David O’Halloran in attack, they turned the tables on the favourites and when the final whistle sounded they were in front, a fact that resulted in great scenes of celebration amongst their supporters.In 11 final appearances since 1964, this was only Éire Óg’s third success and it could hardly have come at a better time, as the club has been struggling for success at adult level in recent years.Sixmilebridge got off to a dream start with …

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