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Hurling team shows five changes

The Clare senior hurling team to play Waterford at Walsh Park on Sunday will show five changes from that which started against Wexford last time out. Patrick O’Connor, David Fitzgerald and Tony Kelly return to the side having missed the Wexford tie due to injury (OConnor) and the Fitzgibbon cup final. Up front Ian Galvin and Conor McGrath come in for Niall Deasy and Conor McGrath. Midfielder Colm Galvin is ruled out due to injury. Paul Flanagan (Ballyea) and Cathal McInerney(Cratloe) return from injury and are amongst the substitutes. the team is Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Conor Cleary ( Miltown St. Josephs), Jack Browne (Ballyea); Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge), David McInerney (Tulla), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); Ian Galvin (Clonlara), John Conlon (Clonlara), David Reidy (Éire Óg ); Conor McGrath (Cratloe), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Shane O Donnell (Éire Óg) SUBSTITUTES: Andrew Fahy (Whitegate), Mikey O’Malley (Kilmaley), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea), Cathal McInerney (Cratloe), Daragh Corry (Tulla), …

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Five changes to minor hurling team

The Clare minor team to fave Limerick in the Munster minor hurling semi-final this Wednesday evening shows five changes in personnell from that which comfortably overcame Waterford in the opening round at the beginning of April. Omitted are corner backs Cian McInerney and Conor Ferns, midfielder Cathal Darcy and forwards Gearoid Cahill and Conor Tierney. They are replaced by Sean Crowley, Bradley Higgins, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Riain Considine and Paul Corry. The game throws in a 7.30p.m and extra time will be played in the event of a draw. The winners will go through to the provincial final on Sunday week where they will play either Cork or Tipperary who play this Thursday evening in the second semi-final. The team is Eamonn Foudy (Inagh-Kilnamona); Sean Crowley (Kilmihil) Ross Hayes (Crusheen), Bradley Higgins (Kilmaley); Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe), Cian Minogue (Bodyke), Aidan McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona); Keith White (Inagh-Kilnamona) Lee Brack (Clarecastle); Tiernan Agnew (Sixmilebridge) ,Riain Considnne (Cratloe), Eoin Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); Paul Corry (Sixmilebridge), Gary …

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Sixmilebridge make it five from five

Sixmilebridge recorded their fifth successive victory in the 2015 Clare Champion cup (senior hurling league) race when they defeated Clarecastle at O’Garney Park on Saturday evening. The winners laid the foundations for this latest victory in the opening half but they had to survive a strong rally from the magpies in the second period. When the final whistle sounded the Bridge were 2-15 to 1-15 in front. The Sean Stack managed Clonlara got back to winning ways when scoring a convincing 3-16 to 1-7 win over title holders Cratloe at the latter’s venue. While Clonlara were full value for their win, showing the greater sharpness throughout, it must be pointed out that Cratloe were without the services of two thirds of last year’s title winning side. That said, Cormac O’Donovan sparkled for the winners, finishing with a tally of 1-3 from play . Newmarket inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on Crusheen on Friday evening when they were 2-16 …

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Five changes on hurling team for clash with Tipperary

By Seamus Hayes There are five changes in personnell and a number of positional changes to the Clare team for this weeks clash with Tipperary from that which lost to Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn two weeks ago. David McInerney, Tony Kelly, Conor McGrath, Paul Flanagan and Shane Golden come into the starting line up in place of Domhnaill O’Donovan, Jack Browne, Conor Cleary, David Reidy and Bobby Duggan. The positional switches see Brendan Bugler revert to wing back and Pat Donnellan revert to midfield after playing the opening two games further afield McInerney and Kelly return after injury while McGrath, a second half substitute in both of Clare’s openin games, will have his first start of the season. Its a must win game for Clare if they are to have a chance of avoiding being involved in the relegation play offs. the team is; Pa Kelly; Paul Flanagan, David McInerney, Cian Dillon; Brendan Bugler, Conor Ryan, Pat O’Connor; Pat …

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Free GP care for 6,000 Clare children

OVER 6,000 new Clare children aged five or under will be able to benefit from free GP care following Budget 2014. Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy has stated that 10,709 Clare children will be eligible for free GP care under a new Government family friendly measure. The Department of Health estimates that 43% of children and adults nationally are already covered by a full medical card or GP visit card. Applying this percentage to Clare, 6,104 new Clare children will no longer have to pay up to €50 to visit their local GP once this new measure is rolled out in the county next year. The estimated cost of this new measure nationwide is €37 million and it will also mean 49% of the population are now covered for free GP care. According to Senator Mulcahy, this initiative will have a huge impact on thousands of  families across Clare, who will no longer have to stump up to €50 every time their …

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