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Hassett celebrates first win

REGISTERING a first winner is always a moment to savour for any trainer and Garrett Hassett from Quin reached that notable milestone recently when sending out Miyajima to land the winners of two contests at the Westmeath Foxhounds point-to-point at Castletown-Geoghegan.

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Jobless footballers to hit the road?

Although an exact percentage has not been established, in the region of 20% of the footballers who will represent Kilmurry-Ibrickane and Kilkee will have no job to go to next week, once the 2009 county final has been played. In fact, Kilmurry club chairman Gerard Talty told The Clare Champion that up to one in three of the Kilmurry panel are unemployed, while Kilkee club chairman Donal Hayes feels that many Kilkee players who work in the construction industry may emigrate once the football season concludes.

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Well-deserved victory for Clonlara

Clonlara 1-22  Clooney-Quin 3-10 A marvellous display of point scoring from Donal Madden, John Conlon, Darach Honan and Nicky O’Connell inspired champions Clonlara to this well-deserved victory over Clooney-Quin in the quarter-final of the Clare Senior Hurling Championship at Cusack Park on Sunday.

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