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Clare face Waterford and Limerick in Munster championship

Waterford and Limerick will provide the opposition for Clare in the opening rounds of the 2016 Munster senior hurling and football championships. The hurlers of Clare and Waterford will meet in a Provincial semi-final game while the football clash of Shannonside neighbours Clare and Limerick will be a quarter final tie with the prize for the winners a Provincial semi-final date with the defending Munster champions Kerry. The winners of the Clare v Waterford hurling game will be through to the provincial final and also in the the All-Ireland quarter finals. Dates and venues for the games will be set at a meeting of the Munster council in the coming weeks but as the footballers had home advantage last year when they played Limerick, this year’s meeting will be at a Limerick venue. Should Clare win this game they will also be away to Kerry as the last time these sides met, it was played in Cusack Park. The opening …

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Interesting pairings in u-21 football championship

Eleven teams will do battle for this season’s under 21 A football championship, the winners of which will receive the Marrinan memorial trophy. There will three preliminary round games with the winners going through to join the remaining five in the quarter finals. The title holders are Eire Og and they have secured a bye into the quarter finals where they could face the beaten finalists from last year, Ml. Cusacks/Kilfenora/Liscannor who play St. Breckans in the opening round Nine teams will compete for the B title while there are just four teams in the C competition. Extra time will apply in all games should matches finish level. The details are Under 21 A–Preliminary Rounds;  A–St. Breckans v Ml. Cusacks/Kilfenora/Liscannor; B-Cooraclare v Clondegad; C-Ennistymon v Miltown St. Josephs Quarter Finals; 1–Kilmihil v Cooraclare or Clondegad; 2–Lissycasey v Kilmurry-Ibrickane; 3–Kilrush v Ennistymon or Miltown; 4–St. Breckans or Ml. Cusacks/Kilfenora/Liscannor v Eire Og; Semi-finals;  1 v 3; 4 v 2 Under 21 …

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Quarter finals to provide lively fare

The capacity of Cusack Park where the main stand side is closed, is expected to be tested next week when the quarter finals of the senior hurling championship take place. The draw has thrown up four very interesting pairings, each of which is expected to attract a big attendance. Champions Cratloe will put their title on the line when they face their neighbours Sixmilebridge who won the title in 2013. Ballyea and Kilmaley will face each other in a repeat of round 2 when Ballyea were victorious. There will be another local derby clash when neighbours Crusheen take on Clooney-Quin while the final game will see Clonlara and Newmarket in opposition.. The winners of the Sixmilebridge /Cratloe game will go on to play Crusheen or Clooney-Quin in the semi-final which leaves the winners of the Ballyea v Kilmaley game going on to play either Clonlara or Newmarket In the senior B championship the semi-final pairings are O’Callaghans Mills v Eire …

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Football draw throws up interesting pairings

Eire Og and Lissycasey, two teams fancied to win their first round senior football championship games last weekend but who ended up on the losing side have been drawn to play each other in round two. In their last championship clash, the town side recorded a runaway win. The losers of this tie will be out of the championship race and will be into the battle to avoid relegation to the intermediate grade The second round games are scheduled for the weekend of August 15/16 when defending champions Cratloe who are chasing a third successive title will play Cooraclare. Ennistymon, following their victory over Eire Og, await the winners of the remaining first round game between Doonbeg and Miltown St. Josephs. The losers of Saturday’s tie will play St.Senans, Kilkee. St. Breckans, fresh from their exciting extra time win over Lissycasey, will take on Kilrush while Clondegad will face O’Currys. In the losers section, Kilmurry-Ibrickane will play Shannon Gaels while Wolfe …

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Interesting hurling championship pairings

Clare senior hurling champions, Cratloe, surprisingly beaten in the opening round of the 2015 competition on Saturday last, will face Whitegate in a must win round two game in order to get back into the race for the title. The draws for round 2 in both the senior and intermediate competitions has thrown up some interesting pairings which include the meeting of Sixmilebridge and Crusheen, the clash of neighbours Ballyea and Kilmaley and they meeting of East Clare neighbours Tulla and Feakle. Dates for these games have yet to be finalised but it is expected to be July at the earliest before they take place. Meanwhile, the eagerly awaited replay between Clonlara and Clarecastle is set to go ahead this weekend at the county headquarters in Cusack Park Senior hurling— Winners section—Newmarket v Clooney-Quin; Clarecastle or Clonlara v O’C. Mills; Kilmaley v Ballyea; Sixmilebridge v Crusheen; Losers Section—Whitegate v Cratloe; Eire Og v Tubber; Inagh – Kilnamona v losers of Clarecastle …

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Championship draws throw up interesting pairings

There are no shortage of talking points following the draw for the 2015 Clare senior and intermediate hurling and football championships, which took place on Monday evening at Treacy’s West County Hotel. Senior champions, Cratloe will open their hurling title defence against Ballyea, while their opponents in the first round of the football championship will be Kilmurry-Ibrickane. The hurling championship (senior and intermediate) has a new format this year and will be run similar to the senior football competition. Sixteen teams will play eight first round games, after which the eight winners will be drawn against each other with the eight losers drawn against each other. At the end of last season, five senior clubs lost their status and were relegated to intermediate. Two of these, St Joseph’s and Wolfe Tones, will face each other in the first round of this season’s intermediate race The senior hurling champions from 2013, Sixmilebridge face Éire Óg in the opening round, as they seek to …

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Football draw throws up interesting pairings

By Seamus Hayes The draw for round 2 of the Clare senior football championship, made at county GAA headquarters earlier this Monday evening, has thrown up some interesting pairings. Champions Cratloe will face Cooraclare, for the second year in a row, while, arguably, the tie of the round is the meeting of fellow parishioners, Lissycasey and Clondegad. First round giant killers St. Senans Kilkee will take on Miltown St. Josephs while last year’s beaten finalists will see Ciaran O’Neill manage the magpies against his own club St. Josephs Doora-Barefield Kilmurry-Ibrickane, shocked in the opening round by St.Senans, will face Shannon Gaels while another of the fancied teams for the title who lost their first round, Eire oOg, will take on Liscannor. North Clare neighbours St. Breckans and Ennistymon will face each other while the remaining tie will see O’Currys take on Kilrush. The losers of these four games will be out of the title race and into a relegation battle

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GAA championship to whet the appetite

By Seamus Hayes THERE was great excitement and debate following the 2014 GAA championship draws at the West County  Hotel on Friday evening. A great deal of attention focused on the senior hurling and football champions, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe respectively, and who would challenge them in the group stages. Football champions Cratloe were first to learn who their opponents will be in the opening round as the draw for the Jack Daly cup was the first to take place. Its a repeat of last year ‘s as the champions will take on Eire Og in what many believe will be the game of the round. Doonbeg, beaten finalists in 2013 will take on Ennistymon. Neighb ours Cooraclare and Kilrush will clash in the opening round for the second year in succession. Cooraclare were victorious last year on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8. Hurling cham;pions Sixmilebrige have been drawn in the same group as Crushen, Cratloe and Kilmaley. “A very …

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