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Boxing clever in juvenile championships

THE Clare County Juvenile Championships were held in Lisdoonvarna last weekend, in conjunction with the Doolin Boxing Club tournament, before a capacity crowd in the Pavilion Theatre. Fynn Randall took the 48kg title in style, beating Ennis Boxing Club favourite Joseph O’Brien, while Sadhbh Blood took the 63kg title to advance to the Munster Girls Championships in April. Kilfenora’s Stephen Murphy upset the odds with a pristine performance against Doolin’s Eoin Kelly in the final of the 35kg boys class. There were outstanding displays from James Manning and Colin Fitzpatrick from the Ennis Club, against Kilfenora’s Dean Downes and Josh Moloney. Heavyweights Woytech Koper and Bernie McDonagh from St Anne’s in Westport brought the crowd to their feet in the final contest of the night, as they battled each other to a standstill, before the Westport protégé took a split decision in an absorbing fight. Ennis boxer Jamie Connors confirmed the pre-fight favourites tag in the 60kg final, with a …

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Football championships reach knock out stage

The way is clear for the knock out stage of the four adult football championships. Clondegad and Ennistymon claimed the final two quarter final spots in the race for the Jack Daly (senior) cup with wins over St. Senans Kilkee and St. Breckans respectively. Clondegad had a runaway victory over the West Clare outfit early this Sunday afternoon (6-16 to 0-7) while Ennistymon were made work hard for their place in the quarter finals when they faced their North Clare neighbours St. Breckans at county headquarters in Cusack Park on Sunday evening. Ennistymon won on a 1-17 to 1-13 scoreline. Lissycasey and Cooraclare had booked their places in the last eight yesterday while already through following the second round of the competition were Doonbeg, Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Cratloe and title holders Miltown St. Josephs The semi-final line up in the intermediate championship will see Kilfenora take on Shannon Gaels and Kilmihil face Kildysart. Kilmihil sealed top spot in their group when they …

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Stage set for Clare Ploughing Championships

THE improvement in weather conditions over the past fortnight, precipitating the drying out of land, has been a godsend for the Clare Ploughing Association as they prepare to host their annual championships. The championships return to Ralahine in Newmarket next Sunday and will be held on the lands of John Lyons from Saoirse in Sixmilebridge, who happens to be one of the joint presidents of the Clare Ploughing Association. Ploughing commences at 12 noon and coinciding with the championships, of which there are seven classes, will be a display of vintage farm machinery. Titles will be decided in senior open, U-28, U-21, vintage, horse, reversible ploughing and juvenile categories. At the association’s recent annual general meeting, Meelick’s Johnny White, a great exponent in the art of ploughing, was elected chairman. The vice-chairmen are Mike Browne (Cratloe) and Gerard Hannon (Kildysart). Four vice president were selected – Louie Quinn (Newmarket), John Lyons (Sixmilebridge), Terry Higgins (Parteen) and Sean Collins (Sixmilebridge). Paul …

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