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Twelve teams chase u-21 A title

Twelve teams will compete for the under 21 A football championship in 2016 and first round games are expected to take place in the coming weeks. First round byes have been received by Eire Og, Ennistymon, Shannon Gaels/Kilmihil and St. Breckans while the four first round games are St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield v Ml. Cusacks/Kilfenora/Liscannor; Cooraclare v Lissycasey, Clondegad v Miltown St. Josephs and Kilmurry-Ibrickane v Kilrush-Killimer. There will be six teams in the under 21 B championship and here Corofin and Clooney-Quin received byes into the semi-finals. Wolfe Tones will play Cratloe and O’Curry’s/Naomh Eoin will take on Clarecastle. The under 21 C semi-final pairings are Kildysart v Coolmeen and Doonbeg v Banner. Meanwhile the draw for the junior A football championship semi-finals was made this Monday evening and the pairings are Meelick v Michael Cusacks and Naomh Eoin v Kilmurry-Ibrickane. By Seamus Hayes

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Podge to play one code for Clare in 2017

Cratloe’s dual star Podge Collins has ruled out played both codes at inter-county level in 2017. Collins, who was the only senior inter-county dual star this year, has arrived at the decision as he feels the dual role is no longer sustainable. Crucially, though, he didn’t revel which code he will play. Speaking on Clare FM he said, “I suppose this year, just the way the fixtures fell with both teams getting to the quarterfinals… big games were on the same weekend. Playing two games in a weekend it’s unfair, I suppose, on myself and both teams so, unfortunately, I don’t think that’s sustainable so next year I’ll just be playing the one.” Collins won national league medals in both codes this year. He was a member of Davy Fitzgerald’s senior squad that won the Division 1 national hurling league title for the first time in nearly 40 years, defeating Waterford in a replay, while he was also on the football team, managed by his father Colm, which won the Division 3 league title beating …

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Champions of past two years clash

The Clare senior football champions of the past two years, Miltown St. Josephs who are the current title holders and Cratloe, will meet in the 2016 semi-final. They were the first two teams drawn when the semi-final draw took place at Clare GAA headquarters on Monday evening. This means that the other semi-final willsee last year’s finalists, Cooraclare, take on either Kilmurry-Ibrickane or Lissycasey whose quarter final tie scheduled for Saturday last was cancelled due to the search for missing Lissycasey man David McMahon. The semi-finals are set to be played on Saturday and Sunday week. Meanwhile, the pairings for the quarter finals of the junior A football championship were also decided and they are Kilmurry-Ibrickane v Killimer, Naomh Eoin v Ballyvaughan, Michael Cusacks v Cooraclare and Clooney-Quin v Meelick. These games will also be played on Saturday and Sunday week By Seamus Hayes

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Champions Miltown to face Clondegad

Clare senior football champions Miltown St. Josephs will play Clondegad in the quarter final of the championship. Miltown’s predecessors as county champions, Cratloe will face Ennistymon in a quarter final tie while last year’s beaten finalists Cooraclare will face their neighbours and great rivals Doonbeg. In the remaining quarter final, Kilmurry-Ibrickane will take on Lissycasey. The draw for the semi-finals of the senior B championship were also made and here West Clare neighbours O’Currys and St. Senans Kilkee will meet for the second time this season (Kilkee won the earlier meetin by the minimum margin) while Wolfe Tones will come up against St. Breckans The games will take place on Saturday and Sunday week, September 10 and 11 when the semi-finals in the intermediate championship will also take place. There is still one round of games to be played in the junior A championship in group 1 before the quarter finals can take place. Ballyvaughan play Kilmurry-Ibrickane in a game …

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Football championships reach knock out stage

The way is clear for the knock out stage of the four adult football championships. Clondegad and Ennistymon claimed the final two quarter final spots in the race for the Jack Daly (senior) cup with wins over St. Senans Kilkee and St. Breckans respectively. Clondegad had a runaway victory over the West Clare outfit early this Sunday afternoon (6-16 to 0-7) while Ennistymon were made work hard for their place in the quarter finals when they faced their North Clare neighbours St. Breckans at county headquarters in Cusack Park on Sunday evening. Ennistymon won on a 1-17 to 1-13 scoreline. Lissycasey and Cooraclare had booked their places in the last eight yesterday while already through following the second round of the competition were Doonbeg, Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Cratloe and title holders Miltown St. Josephs The semi-final line up in the intermediate championship will see Kilfenora take on Shannon Gaels and Kilmihil face Kildysart. Kilmihil sealed top spot in their group when they …

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Cooraclare and Lissycasey seal quarter final places

Two senior quarter finalists, two intermediate semi-finalists, one junior A quarter finalist and a junior B finalist in the football championships have all been confirmed after this Saturday’s action. Cooraclare and Lissycasey advanced to the last eight in the race for the Jack Daly cup (senior championship) where they join Cratloe, Doonbeg, Kilmurry-Ibrickane and title holders Miltown St. Josephs who had secured their last eight places two weeks ago. the remaining two quarter finalists will be decided this Sunday Lissycasey overcame the disadvantage of being a player short for the second half which they dominated against O’Curry’s at Cooraclare. Ahead by 1-4 to 0-4 at half time, the goal coming from Cathal Doohan, they dominated the second half when they outscored their opponents, 0-10 to 0-1 to reverse the result from the same stage last year when O’Currys were one point winners. A strong first half showing helped Cooraclare to their win over Wolfe Tones. Last year’s beaten finalists were …

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O’Connor wins red card appeal

CLARE midfielder Cathal O’Connor is available to play in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final game against Kerry at 2pm. O’Connor travelled to Dublin on Wednesday, accompanied by Clare selector David O’Brien and GAA secretary Pat Fitzgerald, where they attended an appeal hearing at Croke Park in relation to his red card in Saturday’s round four qualifier win over Roscommon in Salthill. The Coolmeen man was sent off shortly after half-time for what what referee Pádraig Hughes deemed ‘dangerous play’ in his match report. Clare received a copy of the match report on Tuesday and immediately filed an appeal, which was heard by the Central Competitions Control Committee on Wednesday night. The appeal was successful. This is a huge boost to Clare ahead of their biggest championship match in 24 years. They have not played championship football in Croke Park since the 1992 All-Ireland semi-final, when they were beaten by Dublin. Peter O’Connell

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Footballers to face Roscommon

  Clare will play Roscommon in round 4 A of the football qualifiers on Saturday next. Fresh from their impressive victory over Sligo, they have been drawn against another Connacht side as they go in search of an All-Ireland quarter final date. Roscommon suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Galway in the Connacht final replay at McHale Park in Castlebar on Sunday. Interestingly, Rossies coach Liam McHale is a former Clare coach and when he was involved with the Banner side a few years back a number of the current team were in the Clare panel. The match will take place at Pearse stadium in Salthill on Saturday at 3p.m.

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