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Fun for all as Crusheen GAA drives on to end of fundraiser

MARKING the conclusion of months of local fundraising efforts, Crusheen GAA grounds will be the venue for a sports and social evening from 5pm to 7pm on this Saturday. For the last six months locals have been selling tickets to a draw for a car, the raffle for which will take place in Clarke’s Bar later in the evening. The sports and social evening will see music from Tim Collins & Friends, dancers from Starlight School of dancing, and fun events like underage long puck, football crossbar challenge and a parish tug of war. Pat O’Sullivan is chairman of Crusheen GAA club and he said a huge fundraising effort has been put in, as plans for a new astroturf move towards completion. “Crusheen is experiencing very large population growth, there’s a lot of housing being developed, and the community is coming together to develop appropriate facilities. “We’ve created a new entity called the Crusheen Sports Arena and Community Hub. We …

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Revised designs for development in Clare village approved

DEVELOPERS of a landmark site in Crusheen have been granted permission to change the design of several of the homes, after citing the raising price of building materials and labour. In June of last year, Woodhaven Developments was approval for a mixed-use building with shop and office space, as well as a total of 29 houses on a site on the northern side of the village.  In November, the company submitted an application to make amendments to 22 of the proposed housing designs. In the application, Woodhaven outlined a number of reasons for seeking to alter the plans. “Using the revised house design instead of the original approved, will assist the developer in complying with the recent amendments to the Building Regulations which require new dwellings to have an increased energy performance,” the application stated. “The proposed revised designs will lessen the financial pressure currently being felt as a result of price increases in materials and labour and recent times, …

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Planners question Clare village’s capacity for more housing

CONCERNS have been raised by planners over the amount of housing development in Crusheen, given the level of community, educational and commercial services currently available.  The Council outlined that view in a Further Information (FI) request to developers who are seeking permission for the fourth large-scale housing estate in the village in recent years. The authority warned that the intensity of housing development proposed may not be suited to the village.  Woodhaven Developments lodged plans last December for 42 more homes on a site on the Gort side of Crusheen. The company said the estate represented the next phase of a masterplan for lands close to the village centre, that are zoned for mixed use and transport utilities. While Woodhaven said the plan was in line with the target of boosting Crusheen’s population, planners have now warned that appropriate services may not be in place to serve additional housing. In a detailed FI request, planners said that when three housing …

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Three hospitalised following collisions in Clare

EMERGENCY services have been dealing with multiple road traffic collisions in Clare this evening as a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for Ireland remains in place. Crashes have been reported on several routes in the county including on the M18 motorway. Collisions were first reported at around 5.45pm on the M18 between Crusheen and Gort. The crashes, all single-vehicle incidents, occurred following heavy downpours of hail in the area. Units of the fire service from Ennis and Gort responded to the incidents along with Gardaí and National Ambulance Service paramedics. One collision was reported in the northbound lanes of the M18 at Tubber, however, on arrival at the scene, emergency services discovered another incident had occurred in the same area in the southbound carriageway. A third incident also occurred nearby in the northbound lanes further along the route. No one was injured in any of these collisions. A short distance away, on the R458 road which runs parallel to …

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Magpies expect to stay senior, following Crusheen appeal success

WITH Crusheen having successfully appealed the structure of the senior hurling relegation competition, Clarecastle chairman Niall Tuohy said his club are writing to the county board to express the view that the competition was not legitimate and must be deemed void for all four clubs that were involved. Clarecastle lost all their three games in the relegation competition, leaving them bottom of the four team group, behind Crusheen, O’Callaghan’s Mills and Clooney/Quin each of which finished on four points. While Crusheen were also to be relegated on scoring difference, they took an appeal to the Munster Council, as at the competition’s outset it was understood that scoring difference would not be used as a means of separating sides who were level on points. That appeal was successful and the matter has to go back to Clare county board for a resolution. “We were entered into a competition that has been deemed to have been improper and every one of the …

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Crusheen appeal upheld at Munster Council level

AN objection brought by Crusheen GAA club following its relegation from the senior hurling championship has been upheld at Munster Council level. The Crusheen appeal centred on the structure of the relegation competition, focusing on the use of scoring difference as a means of separating teams, something that had been ruled out at the competition’s beginning. With the Munster Council having upheld the appeal, the matter will now be referred back to Clare County Board for a solution. Crusheen were relegated after finishing the relegation competition on four points from a possible six. While they were level on points with both Clooney/Quin and O’Callaghan’s Mills, Crusheen were relegated as they had the weakest scoring difference of the three . However, at the outset of the relegation competition it was understood that scoring difference would not be used as a means of separating teams, and Crusheen had actually played two of their three games before there was a move to change …

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Crusheen set for more housing

FURTHER housing development could be on the cards for Crusheen, with an application for 42 new homes being considered by planners. Proposals from Woodhaven Developments, which have been submitted in recent weeks, represent the next phase of a master plan for lands close to the village centre, on the Gort side. The site is zoned for mixed use and transport utilities. The current application seeks permission for 34 two-storey homes; four two-storey homes with additional attic space and four single-storey houses. In a detailed design statement, Woodhaven outlines how it plans to begin construction on the homes immediately after the completion of the Cluain Fia estate “and the granting of an acceptable planning permission”. The company estimates that completion of the estate will take 36 months and represent an investment of €10.3 million, and the creation of 42 jobs. Discussions on the provision of social housing have taken place with the Housing Section of the council and Woodhaven’s application states …

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Ogonnelloe’s sole focus can tip scales in Clare junior A final

Eoin Brennan gives his take on the deferred Junior A hurling final, while Ivan Smyth catches up with the managers of Crusheen and Ogonnelloe ahead of Sunday’s clash Junior A Hurling Championship Final Ogonnelloe v Crusheen at Knockalisheen Park, Sunday 12pm In terms of club development, there’s conflicting mentalities entering Sunday’s decider. There’s no question about the buzz surrounding Ogonnelloe which, following their beneficial underage amalgamation with Scariff, has finally started to produce young talent to populate their flagship side after scraping the barrel in terms of numbers in recent seasons. An unblemished ten match league and championship run which included a real scare against Clooney-Quin last time out has armed Ogonnelloe with all the ingredients and confidence to finally bridge a 33 year gap to their last Junior A crown and it would be a major step in the right direction. On the flip, what started as an encouraging sign of the strength of their adult wing for Crusheen …

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