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Strong finish earns Champion cup title for Newmarket

Newmarket-on-Fergus 2-9 Sixmilebridge 0-13 Newmarket-om-Fergus were crowned Clare Champion cup champions for the 24th time at Clonlara on Saturday when they defeated their neighbours and arch rivals Sixmilebridge who were chasing the senior championship and league double. In a game in which the sides were level on seven occasions, Newmarket finished strongly, scoring the last three points of the game, to claim the title, their first since 2013 when they completed three in a row. As was the case when the sides met in the championship semi-final back at the end of September, there was little between the sides throughout and, for much of this contest, extra time looked likely. Newmarket’s strong finish, however, ensured that county board chairman Joe Cooney would be handing the cup over to Colin Ryan. Before making the presentation the O’Callaghans Mills man paid a warm tribute to the Clare Champion for their sponsorship of the senior leagues and Ryan also thanked the sponsors noting …

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Injury time goal seals Champion cup for Clonlara

Clonlara 1-11 Crusheen 0-13 An injury time goal from Cian Moriarty saw Clonlara win the Clare Champion cup (senior hurling league) at the expense of Crusheen in a well contested final at a well appointed Glenomra Park in Broadford this afternoon. In an entertaining game in which the sides were level on four occasions, the result was in doubt right to the final whistle. Indeed, after Moriarty’s goal, Crusheen had an opportunity to draw level or maybe win the game but Cian Dillon’s effort on goal was stopped and the final whistle followed leaving Clonlara as champions for the first time since 2009 Points were exchanged twice in the opening ten minutes before Crusheen opened a two point lead by the end of the first quarter and they went on to lead by three at half time when the score was 0-8 to 0-5. Both sides were guilty of mistakes and missed changes and, in the case of the latter, …

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Champions still unbeaten

With just five week to the first round of the Clare senior and intermediate hurling championships, a greater sharpness was evident as round 2 of the various adult hurling leagues were played this week. Double champions Sixmilebridge have full points after their latest outing when they were two points winners over Inagh-Kilnamona. Kilmaley are also unbeaten as they ran up an impressive tally of 4-17 when they defeated O’Callaghans Mills who scored 1-8. Newmarket are also unbeaten after two rounds, thanks to a five point win over Feakle while Clonlara are the other side with maximum points in division 1 A after a 0-17 to 1-7 win over Whitegate. Cratloe got off the mark and they looked quite sharp in their 1-21 to 0-7 win over Crusheen with Conor McGrath sparkling with 0-9 from play while Podge Collins was their goal scorer, turning a David O’Brien delivery past Donal Tuohy. Clarecastle had little difficulty in scoring their second win of …

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Sixmilebridge complete senior double

Sixmilebridge 0-18 Crusheen 1-13 A memorable year for Sixmilebridge senior hurlers concluded at Shannon on a sunny November afternoon with victory over Crusheen in the Clare Champion cup, senior hurling league, final. The merited win saw the Bridge complete the senior double as they had earlier won the championship title (Canon Hamilton trophy) while the win also saw the side go through the domestic season without suffering a defeat. They concluded their memorable season in front of new Clare senior hurling coach Donal Og Cusack who attended the game in the company of team manager Davy Fitzgerald from Sixmilebridge. [doptg id=”84″] This was the third meeting of these sides in competitive action this season and the Bridge emerged victorious on all occasions. In bright sunny conditions Sixmilebridge took an early lead with points from Niall Gilligan and Jamie Shanahan before Pat Vaughan opened Crusheen’s account in the third minute. A minute later Crusheen pounced when Derek Fahy’s attempted short puckout …

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Kilmurry-Ibrickane make Cusack cup history

In scoring a two point win over Clondegad in the final of the Clare Champion sponsored Cusack cup at Kilmihil on Sunday, Kilmurry-Ibrickane made Clare football history as they became the first club to win the title for the fifth time in succession. For long periods it looked as if they would have to come back another day to decide the outcome before the Kilmurry men managed to edge ahead in extra time to win by two points, 1-16 to 1-14.  They were locked together at 1-12 each at the end of normal time. Clondegad went into the game chasing a first success in this competition, the Clare senior football league, and they certainly made their more experienced opponents fight all the way. It was Kilmurry’s second title in a week as they were crowned senior B champions a week earlier. Clondegad’s juniors contested the division 4 league final on Saturday when they played out a draw with Eire Og. This …

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Sixmilebridge make it five from five

Sixmilebridge recorded their fifth successive victory in the 2015 Clare Champion cup (senior hurling league) race when they defeated Clarecastle at O’Garney Park on Saturday evening. The winners laid the foundations for this latest victory in the opening half but they had to survive a strong rally from the magpies in the second period. When the final whistle sounded the Bridge were 2-15 to 1-15 in front. The Sean Stack managed Clonlara got back to winning ways when scoring a convincing 3-16 to 1-7 win over title holders Cratloe at the latter’s venue. While Clonlara were full value for their win, showing the greater sharpness throughout, it must be pointed out that Cratloe were without the services of two thirds of last year’s title winning side. That said, Cormac O’Donovan sparkled for the winners, finishing with a tally of 1-3 from play . Newmarket inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on Crusheen on Friday evening when they were 2-16 …

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A first Clare Champion cup title for Cratloe

By Seamus Hayes Cratloe 2-10 Clonlara 2-8 Cratloe completed another double in what has already been an historic year for the club when the senior hurlers won their first ever Clare Champion cup (senior hurling league) title on Saturday. A two point win over their neighbours Clonlara brought the curtain down on the club’s most successful year even and completed the senior hurling league and championship double for the club. It was a most entertaining contest played in cold conditions which made hurling difficult for all involved. O’Garney park in Sixmilebridge was in tremendous condition for this attractive fixture which saw the sides level on six occasions. For much of the game a draw looked the likely outcome but Cratloe s truck a decìsive blow in the 59th minute when Conor McGrath fired home their second goal. At the end of an evenly contested first half the sides went to the dressing room with 1-4 each on the scoreboard. Podge …

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Rory Chesser is Irish 3,000m steeplechase champion

By Seamus Hayes Well known Ennis Track Club athlete Rory Chesser bridged a four-year gap when he won the National 3,000m Steeplechase title at Santry Stadium last weekend. Chesser has been performing very well in England and from the start of last week’s race, he was up at the front. He produced a 64-second first lap and he had all the big names on his shoulder, including Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) and Freddy Kerron (Raheny Shamrocks). On the final lap, Chesser had a 20m lead and after getting over the water jump, he powered his way down the home straight to take the gold medal in a time of 8.46:95. Kilkishen native Sean Hehir, who represents Rathfarnham WSAF AC, competed in the final of the 10,000m and he was in the gold medal position with two laps go to but a strong finish by Mick Clohessy (Raheny Shamrocks) saw him take the gold medal, with Hehir dropping back to third spot …

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