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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit the Burren later today.

Royals confirm Burren visit

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit the Burren during their upcoming visit to the Republic and Northern Ireland later this month. The couple will attend an event at NUI Galway on 19 May, after which Prince Charles will visit the Marine Institute and the Burren. A private dinner with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will also take place. The Prince and Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Sligo on 20 May, where they will visit the grave of WB Yeats. They will also visit Mullaghmore where the prince’s great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA bomb attack in 1979. Prince Charles was in Northern Ireland last year and in 2013. He has only been south of the border on official visits twice – in 1995 and in 2002. Garda Chief Superintendent, John Kerin, revealed earlier this week that he was preparing for the possibility that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall could be in …

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Gardai seek missing Whitegate man

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 25 year- old Kieran Hayes, who is missing.  He is a resident of Whitegate in East Clare and had been staying with a relative in Douglas in Cork City. Kieran was last seen on Monday, April 20 and his family are now very concerned for his well being. He is 6ft tall of slim build and has ginger receding hair. Kieran has a tattoo of a panther on his right shoulder and his name is tattooed on his right forearm. When last seen he was wearing a white jumper and light brown trousers. Anyone with information is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120.

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Footballers secure division 3 status for 2016

Clare 1-14 Fermanagh 2-9 PLAYING the best football of their 2015 league campaign, Clare secured their division 3 status for 2016 with an ultimately narrow win over Fermanagh in Cusack Park on Sunday. It was their third league win of 2015. Played in front of an attendance of 938, Clare led 1-14 to 1-5 with just six minutes left and the game looked over. However Fermanagh hit the home county for 1-4 without reply in the closing minutes and until their last attack was repelled, there was a nagging anxiety amongst the Clare supporters that the already promoted Fermanagh might bang in a late goal, which would have relegated the home county. Clare knew that a win would keep them in division 3 next season and they set about making sure that happen, although it took them 13 minutes to score, when Jamie Malone kicked the games opening point. The exceptionally industrious Podge Collins added another before Fermanagh full forward …

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Clare footballers in season-defining game

TRADITIONALISTS will not accept this view but there is a cogent argument that Sunday’s league game is a more important fixture than Clare and Limerick’s Munster Championship date on May 23 in Ennis. If Limerick lose in Newcastle West this weekend, they are very likely to be relegated. They would have to hope that Louth and Wexford don’t win either of their last two games to have any chance of surviving on score difference. Furthermore, Limerick would have to beat Louth in Drogheda in their final league game. If they head to Drogheda on the back of a win over Clare, they might have some chance of beating Louth but if Limerick can’t win at home on Sunday, their two-year stint in Division 3 will come to an abrupt end. With all that in mind, Clare can expect a formidable last stand from Limerick. With key forward, Ian Ryan back from injury and veteran wing-back, Pa Ranahan recently returned to …

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Injury concerns for Clare hurlers

IT’S an indication of the standing enjoyed by the teams involved that Sunday’s National Hurling League relegation play-off between Clare and Kilkenny is to be televised live by TG4 ahead of a number of quarter-final games and ahead of a number of attractive football league ties. Prior to the commencement of the league, few would have thought that the All-Ireland champions of the past two years, Clare and Kilkenny would now be preparing to do battle to decide who will remain in Division 1A for next season. Kilkenny will carry the favourites’ tag. They will welcome back a number of their leading lights, who missed last week’s game due to injuries and the fact that management decided to rest some players ahead of the crucial play-off. They were boosted on Monday when they won the toss for venue, which means that Clare must make the journey to the Marble City for the second time in seven days. While the Noresiders …

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Two hospitalised after Shannon incident

TWO men in their forties are in hospital in Cork following an explosion at Thormac Engineering in the Shannon Industrial estate yesterday. The men were aged 44 and 49, one was from Shannon and the other from Limerick.It is understood that they suffered head,hand and leg injuries and were in intense pain at the scene. Observers believed one of them had sustained worse injuries than the other. The incident occurred at around 3.15pm yesterday, while the pair were working with a machine used to inject plastic into moulds. A colleague of theirs made the initial moves to bring the situation under control. The men were treated at the scene, before being brought by ambulance to the Shannon based coast guard helicopter  and flown from there to the burns unit in Cork.   Owen Ryan

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Bugler loses appeal against two-match ban

Clare hurler Brendan Bugler has lost his appeal against a two-match ban imposed by the Central Hearings Committee, following his sending-off against Dublin in the league. The Whitegate hurler was shown a straight red card by Cork’s Cathal McAllister following an off-the-ball incident in the first-half. He was subsequently given a two-match ban, as he had been previously shown a red card inside the last 12 months. The appeal was heard by the Central Appeals Committee last evening. “Having heard and considered all submissions and evidence of witnesses on behalf of the appellant and the decision-maker, the CAC upheld the decision of the CHC and rejected the appeal”, according to a statement issued by Croke Park. The decision is a further blow to Clare’s hopes of retaining Division 1 status for next season, as he will now miss Sunday’s relegation play-off with Kilkenny. By Seamus Hayes    

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Fitzgibbon comes full circle for Lohan

TWENTY-one winters after winning a Fitzgibbon Cup medal on the field with UL, Brian Lohan was delighted and relieved to lead his Alma Mater to the 2015 title after a replay win over Waterford IT last week in Cork. Amongst the Clare contingent who played key roles were Tony Kelly, David McInerney, Jack Browne, Cathal McInerney and Gearóid Ryan. The double All-Ireland winning full-back and four-time All-Star felt the Fitzgibbon Cup helped him to develop as a player more than two decades ago and is now aiding his management career. “I played in three Fitzgibbons before eventually winning a fourth one. It was a huge learning curve for me as a player. Even though I wasn’t saying it, I felt that having been involved in the management set-up for three years already, you’d want to be learning in the fourth year. Without saying too much about it, I felt that this year we had to do it,” the 2015 Fitzgibbon …

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