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Corofin GAA make a day of it for Pieta fundraiser

COROFIN GAA club will be hosting the 24-hour Run4Pieta event this weekend, to raise funds for Pieta House and its mental health services. The event will be held on the walking track at Páirc Finne, the GAA grounds in Corofin, and run from 6pm on Saturday to 6pm on Sunday. This is not the first time Corofin GAA has held a high-profile charity event, raising €16,000 during their Climb Everest Challenge last year during lockdown, for which the whole panel of players took part in climbs of Mullaghmore that when combined made up the height of Everest in kilometres. The funds last year went to helping those with cystic fibrosis, and this year a lot of consideration went into which charities were worthwhile for another fundraising event, as GAA and other sports finally start to see the light of day again. Brian Gillespie, chairperson of Corofin GAA, explained: “We saw that Pieta House was calling on GAA clubs in particular …

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HURLING: Penalty blow decisive, as Tipp topple Clare out of Munster Championship race

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Tipperary 3-23 Clare 2-22 CLARE’S Munster Final hopes were frustratingly dealt a detrimental blow following a controversial refereeing decision which handed Tipperary a pivotal initiative in the LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick this afternoon, reports Eoin Brennan. Clare had rolled with the punches in a seesaw first half, with goals from Ian Galvin and Tony Kelly sandwiching two brilliant saves from Eibhear Quilligan to nudge Clare the minimum in front by the break. However, the match would hinge on a mistimed challenge by Aidan McCarthy on Jake Morris just inside the 20 metre line near the left sideline that was deemed to be a cynical foul to prevent a goalscoring opportunity. Only three minutes into the new half, it was a contentious call that Clare would never recover from as McCarthy was sin binned for ten minutes, by which time Tipperary had produced an eight point turnaround to soar 3-17 to 2-14 in front. Jason Forde …

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HURLING: Clare lead from gun to tape to stun Waterford in Munster Hurling Championship opener

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Clare 1-22 Waterford 0-21 A FIRST Munster victory under Brian Lohan as Clare hit the ground running in this year’s championship to stun Waterford into submission in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday afternoon, reports Eoin Brennan. Leading from start to finish, Clare should have eased to a much more convincing triumph after having almost 50 shots at the posts in a dominant display. However, digging out the result by whatever means possible was the most important aspect for a new-look Banner who got revenge for being knocked out of the All-Ireland series by the same opponents last September. As with every championship match in 2020, Clare kept their opponents defence on their toes with regards to the positioning of talisman Tony Kelly, with Lohan and Co. making the brave call of placing the current All-Star at the edge of the square for the entire 70 minutes. Without the target of Shane O’Donnell, it would prove …

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FOOTBALL: Battling Banner bow out at the hands of cut-throat Kingdom in Killarney

Kerry 3-22 Clare 1-11 KERRY expectedly marched on to a Munster Semi-Final meeting with holders Tipperary on away soil in a fortnight’s time after keeping Clare at arm’s length in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday evening, reports Eoin Brennan. A veritable graveyard for the Banner, the Killarney venue was greeted by a much more entertaining spectacle than their last two attempts. Ultimately however, the cut-throat knock-out nature of the tie meant that any hint of a moral victory was redundant on this occasion for a battling Banner. Things looked ominous in the early stages when Kerry and more pointedly Seanie O’Shea (4) sliced through Clare with ease to kick five unanswered points within the first eight minutes. However, despite facing into a strong wind, when Clare did finally get out of their own half, they were effective and after a potential goal opportunity for Gavin Cooney, substitute Emmet McMahon finally opened Clare’s account just before the water break at 0-5 to …

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Clare team to play Kerry named

THE Clare side to face Kerry in the Munster football championship on Saturday has been named. The Clare side is; 1. Stephen Ryan, Kilrush Shamrocks 2. Ciaran Russell, Eire-og, Inis 3. Cillian Brennan, Clondegad 4. Eoghan Collins, Ballyhaunis 5. Cian O Dea, Kilfenora 6. Sean Collins, Cratloe 7. Daniel Walsh, Kilmurry Ibrickane 8. Darren O Neill, Eire-Og, Inis 9. Cathal O Connor, Coolmeen 10. Pearse Lillis, Cooraclare 11. Eoin Cleary, St Josephs Miltown Malbay (Capt) 12. Darragh Bohannan, Shannon Gaels 13. Gavin Cooney, Eire-Og, Inis 14. Joe McGann, St Breckans, 15. David Tubridy, Doonbeg Substitutes 16. Tom O Brien, St Josephs Doora Barefield 17. Padraic Collins, Cratloe 18. Ciaran Downes, Kilmihil 19. Aaron Griffin, Lissycasey 20. Conal O hAinifein, Ruan 21. Conor Jordan, Austin Stacks, 22. Kevin Harnett Cratloe 23. Emmet McMahon, Kildysart 24. Cillian Rouine, Ennistymon 25. Keelan Sexton, Kilmurry Ibrickane 26. Alan Sweeney, St Breckan’s.

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Carey urges loosening of Covid-19 crowd restrictions

WHEN the Clare footballers take to the pitch at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday, there will be just 200 people in the stands. The hurlers will face Waterford at Semple Stadium the following day and again there will again be a mere 200 spectators there. Of course this is due to Covid-19, but with progress having been made in recent months, Clare TD Joe Carey has written to Minister for Sport Catherine Martin, asking that consideration be given to allowing fully vaccinated people to attend championship games. In his letter to Ms Martin, he said, “I am writing to request that your office considers significantly increasing the numbers of people allowed to attend inter-county GAA, camogie and ladies football fixtures across the country. “As you know, the GAA championship season is due to get underway this weekend. “My own county, Clare, play Waterford in Thurles on Sunday. The stadium capacity is 45,690 but under current guidelines, a maximum of 200 supporters …

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CAMOGIE: Goal-shy Clare knocked out by Limerick

Munster Senior Camogie Championship Preliminary Round Limerick 2-11 Clare 1-09 THE gap had considerably narrowed, but the result remained the same as the Shannonside honours once more went to Limerick in Clarina on Saturday afternoon, reports Eoin Brennan. A six point margin definitely flattered a vanquished Clare in a one-sided National League contest four weeks earlier in Fr McNamara Park. However, this time, it was Limerick who found it difficult to justify a five point win as this was a much more evenly-matched derby throughout. A succession of Caoimhe Costelloe placed balls allied to a sucker-punch goal right before the opening water break provided a cushion that the home side were able to cling to for the remainder. In contrast, Clare started confidently but after Becky Foley’s opportunist goal in the third minute, five subsequent goal chances were passed up including a final quarter penalty that was sent wide. Indeed, both sides could only muster 1-4 apiece from play as …

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Parish get Under 13 football championship off to a goal-den start

Under 13 Division 1 Football Championship Round 1 St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield 8-15 Lissycasey 0-10 THERE’S no doubting the clear merits of St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield’s opening victory but the scoreline is certainly misleading as this was a competitive tie for the majority in Lissycasey, reports Eoin Brennan. Indeed, Lissycasey were arguably the better side in the opening period but while they kicked nine scores to DooraBarefield’s seven, crucially four of The Parish’s were goals at 4-3 to 0-9. The second half rather petered out to its inevitable conclusion but not before another four goal burst from a very powerful and balanced visiting side. Overall, it was clear to see that size will count for a lot in this inaugural Under 13 Championship. So with all but two of their squad to the age, St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield’s superior physicality did ultimately show against their younger opponents who will have more than half of their starting team eligible for next year’s Under 13 …

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