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Banner breeze past West Clare Gaels

Banner Ladies 4-12   West Clare Gaels 2-8 West Clare Gaels will reflect on their first half display as being a deciding moment in their 2009 campaign. They only led by a point at half time, having played with the strong wind in the opening 30 minutes.

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Late scores secure final place for Kilmihil

Kilmihil 2-8   Fergus Rovers 1-4 Although Kilmihil wouldn’t have concurred, they entered last Sunday’s Clare ladies senior football semi-final expected to secure a place in the county final. Eventually they did but not before Fergus Rovers almost caught their neighbours on the hop.

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Clondegad manage to hold on

Clondegad 2-6 Kildysart-Coolmeen 1-7 NINE points ahead at halftime, 2-5 to 0-2, Clondegad almost capitulated thereafter before eventually clinching the 2009 U-21B title.They were definitely the better team but that fact didn’t appear to infuse them with a ruthless match-winning ethos. They were left hanging on when the result should have been beyond doubt.Some credit must be given to Kildysart-Coolmeen, who could have dropped the head at the interval. Instead, aided by the breeze and the incline in Cooraclare, they made a match of it. The quality and speed of football wasn’t very high but for a few minutes towards the end, an element of excitement was palpable as the amalgamation closed in on their estuary neighbours.

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Kilmurry-Ibrickane retain O’Gorman Cup

KILMURRY-Ibrickane held on to the O’Gorman Cup when they proved too strong for their rivals Doonbeg at Cooraclare on Saturday evening. Goals either side of halftime from Mark McCarthy turned this game in their favour to leave little doubt about the outcome.

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’Tones are worthy victors

Wolfe Tones 1-9   Ballyvaughan 0-5 WOLFE Tones confirmed their superiority over Ballyvaughan in this season’s senior football championship when, for the second time in a few weeks, they defeated the North Clare outfit.

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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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