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Munster glory for Clare U-21 hurlers

Clare 1-28 Cork 1-13 By Seamus Hayes IN making history at Cusack Park this evening, Clare’s U-21 hurlers turned in a truly memorable performance which earned them a third Munster title in-a-row and a fourth title in all. On the evidence of this performance, it will take a huge effort to stop a side captained by Tony Kelly from going on to win a third All-Ireland in succession. A glance at the records of this competition, which was introduced in 1964, will show that there have been a number of one-sided games and Clare have been at the wrong end of their share of these. There were many in the attendance of 12,995 at Wednesday’s final who returned from various venues throughout the province after tasting heavy defeats so, understandably, this result will have pleased them. There were many outstanding performances and while no one will disagree with the choice of midfielder Colm Galvin as the man of the match, …

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Clare can win with their hearts says Rudisha

DAVID Rudisha stands on the Mondo track at London’s Olympic Stadium. The 23-year-old shifts his weight from his left foot to his right and back again, bending his knees as he does so. As he gently sways, his face is nothing but steely focus. “On your mark”. The 6ft 2in figure strides to the white line. His eyes are set with determination. Leaning forward, he stretches his left leg in front of him and he takes his position. Lane four – he’s sandwiched between his countryman Timothy Kitum in three and Botswana’s Nijel Amos in five. There is a delayed response from the crowd as the runners launch their attempts to earn Olympic medals. Rudisha takes the lead. Kaki is on his shoulder. Aman follows. It looks fast. It is fast. The tall man in Kenyan livery completes the first 400m in 49.28 seconds. The battle for second place begins as Rudisha pulls away. Aman is in second, Kaki third …

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