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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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