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Miltown book quarter-final spot

Miltown 1-7   Lissycasey 1-4 THERE was no shortage of talking points after this senior championship play-off at Kilmihil on Saturday. At the end of a game, which produced 43 frees, nine bookings and one sending off, Miltown had reversed a seven-point loss to the same opposition a few weeks earlier and booked a quarter-final place for this Saturday.

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Tulla win as Scariff struggle to field a team

Tulla 0-17   Scariff 0-6 WHAT a difference a few weeks make. A short time ago, Scariff were seen by many as serious challengers for a place in the quarter-finals of this season’s county senior hurling championship. In three weeks, that has all changed and the East Clare club now find themselves bottom of their table and heading into a relegation play-off.

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Inagh celebrates impressive junior win

INAGH are this week celebrating their success in the junior championship after they proved too strong for Killanena last week in Tulla. The conditions in Tulla on Sunday morning were wet and windy and Inagh showed themselves to be stronger and better able to adapt to the conditions. The winners’  forward line was stronger and this led them to go one step further than last year. Having lost out in the league final earlier this season, there were understandable scenes of great celebration at the final whistle.

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Smooth Clare scorch Waterford

Clare 3-17   Waterford 3-9 RIDDLING the Waterford defence with attacking potency, Clare returned to the All-Ireland intermediate final stage in Croke Park following last Saturday’s defeat of the Déise girls in McDonagh Park, Nenagh. Management and players will have to explore ways of tightening up defensively however, before they meet either Longford or Fermanagh at 2pm on Sunday, September 27. Were it not for two exceptionally brave Denise Walsh saves midway through the second half, Clare could have conceded at least five goals. Walsh also saved a poorly struck Michelle Ryan penalty four minutes from the end of the second half. At the opposite end of the field though, Waterford couldn’t handle Clare’s range of attacking threat. Niamh Keane, eagerly flitting across the Clare forward line, produced an outstanding half-hour’s football in the first period, kicking four points from play and helped to create like scores for Áine Kelly and Majella Griffin. Kelly scored Clare’s first-half goal just two minutes …

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First U-21A title for slick Cratloe

Cratloe 2-19   Ennistymon 3-6 AT the end of a near flawless display, Cratloe got their hands on the clubs first ever U-21A football title in Cusack Park last Thursday evening. The boys in dark blue were superior to Ennistymon in virtually every position as evidenced by their flowing brand of football, which led by a avalanche of quality scores from play. Neither the weather or the fact that the teams were barred from entering the pitch until 15 minutes before throw-in, derailed Cratloe. Yet it was Ennistymon, playing with the wind, who struck first when David Davenport goaled from a penalty given away by goalkeeper Wes de Loughrey, who brought down Danny Rouine. Two minutes later, Pádraig Collins netted one of the slickest goals seen in Cusack Park this year. Cutting through the Ennistymon defence, Collins played a neat one two with his older brother, Seán, before outwitting Noel Sexton with the outside of his right foot. Deployed in a …

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