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O’Shea and O’Sullivan star for Doonbeg in U14 title win

Michael O’Connor reports on the Under 14 Division three football final which saw Doonbeg prevail over Corofin on a score of 2-6 to 1-5 One of the last finals of the Bord na nOg peil calendar took place recently as Doonbeg took on Mid Clare side Corofin in the Under 14 division 3 final played in Cooraclare before a sizable attendance. Conditions on the day were far from conducive for football at underage level yet both sides gave spectators a contest worthy of a higher grade such was the effort on show. Corofin were the better side in the opening half and worked hard in their rearguard to repel the potential of the Doonbeg forwards who had shown up well in earlier rounds of the title race. Tommy Barry struck a vital goal early on for Corofin but the red and whites failed to build on this early promise and added just four more scores in the opening half as …

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GALLERY: Kilrush-Killimer handle the elements and Miltown too

The weather was more mid-November than early September, but the west Clare amalgamation of Kilrush-Killimer will care little for that after beating St Joseph’s Miltown in the U15 Div 3 final by 4-5 to 0-4   Spectators in Doonbeg last Friday night were in shock. Leaving home in comfort and hitting Shanahan McNamara park at 6pm the darkness that one encounters in a mid-November game was now the overbearing feature. By half time the constant downpour that commenced as soon as Martin Downes threw in the ball had the surrounds as dark at 7pm as it was at 8.45pm the previous evening. That aside, the final – whilst dominated by an older Kilrush/Killimer outfit against a St Joseph’s Miltown squad that possessed a large number of players who are underage in 2023 – had a number of fine personal performances by players on both sides. Kilrush/Killimer midfielder Josh O’Brien was on hand for the opening score in a low scoring …

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SLIDESHOW: Parish double up on U15 football titles

St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield added the Under 15A Academy football final to their U15 Division 1 crown with a 5-6 to 3-8 defeat of Éire Óg GOING back decades there are few derbies in the county that excite the two clubs more than when the Parish meet the Townies. Far more important finals have been played over the decades between the two clubs yet in Gurteen on Thursday as the summer light began to decline this Under 15 academy final gave the large crowd so much to enjoy. Some 48 hours earlier St Joseph’s captured the County A title but there was no doubting that they wanted the double and a capable and confident Éire Óg side stood in their way. Over the course of the hour the home side played 31 players. Yet, whilst all the hype was around St Joseph’s it was Michael Considine’s crew that made the home side look quite ordinary for the first half. The searing …

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SLIDESHOW: Brothers have a Ball as Parish take U15 football title

A late flurry of green flags sealed the deal as St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield beat Clooney-Quin 4-9 to 1-8 in the U15 Division 1 final Three goals in the last 20 minutes finally cemented St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield’s Under 15 Division 1 title retention over neighbours Clooney-Quin in Cusack Park, Ennis on Tuesday evening. Despite only possessing three survivors (Liam Clune, Darragh Ball, Diarmuid Boyle) from the side that contested last year’s final victory over Lissycasey, the Parish led from start to finish in a fully merited win. Soaring as much as nine clear against the conditions in the opening period, Doora/Barefield were anticipated to canter to victory on the restart but instead saw their comfortable cushion whittled down to just two by a determined Clooney-Quin by the two-thirds mark. However, that scare only seemed to motivate St Joseph’s into life once more as three goals in the space of just 17 minutes through substitute Graham Ball (2) and captain Liam Clune …

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