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Kilkenny end Clare’s 3 in a row dream

Kilkenny 2 Clare 1 Clare’s dream of a third successive Oscar Traynor title die at Frank Healy park in Doora this afternoon when a lively Kilkenny side emerged as deserving winners. With extra time looking likely, Kilkenny struck for what proved to be the winning goal when Emmett Nugent outpaced the Clare defence before cracking home the winner to the roof of Barry Ryan’s net. The Kilkenny player picked up a yellow card when he removed his jersey as he celebrated what proved to be the winning score. While the visitors enjoyed the major share of possession in the opening half, it was Clare who came closest to scoring. Just after the half hour mark Dave McCarthy’s effort rebounded off the crossbar with the Kilkenny defence beaten while earlier Gary O’Connell had his effort saved by the Kilkenny goalie Owen Wall. Five minutes into the second half Derek Fahy saw his effort rebound off the post after he latched onto …

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Dreams are made of days like this

By Seamus Hayes Days like this are what dreams are made of, a delighted Clare captain Pat Donnellan said shortly after lifting the McCarthy cup on the steps of the Hogan stand following Clare’s magnificent victory. “Going up the steps of the Hogan stand there was absolutely unreal. this is what you think about when you are a young fella. This is just reward for the amount of effort these fellas have put in all year. They deserved to get their day in the sun and we had it today”, the O’Callaghans Mills clubman commented. Asked if he was worried at any stage in the game, he said “you don’t get worried but you are conscious that you must answer what they are doing. We did that today and score for score we tried to answer them as much as possible. when they drew level, we kicked on again”. “Cork are a class team and they were never going to …

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Eire Og end Kilmurry-Ibrickane’s three in a row dream

CLARE senior football champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane are out of the 2013 title race. At Kilmihil on this Sunday evening they suffered a one point loss to Éire Óg in a quarter final tie that produced some great excitement, writes Seamus Hayes. The game was delayed for over half an hour in the opening half whilc injured Eire Og midfielder Darren O’Neill received attention. At half time the town side led the title holders by the odd point in five. Éire Óg had the better of the early second half exchanges and opened a nine point lead, 2-5 to 0-2. The champions refused to go down without a fight, however, and they dominated the last quarter hitting eight unanswered points. In the final minute, Ian McInerney’s free to level the game rebounded into play off the upright. Earlier today, Lissycasey booked their quarter final spot with a one point win over Ennistymon in a tie that required extra time. The final score here …

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