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2,800 Clare students facing exams

As around 2,800 Clare students began the first of the main Leaving Cert, Leaving Cert Applied and Junior Cert examinations this morning (Wednesday), the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) has issued a reminder about its annual blog. “The exam blog goes live on Wednesday and students from across the country will be blogging throughout the exams, letting us know how they’re finding the exam process, and what they think of the exams themselves,” said ISSU president, Craig Mc Hugh “Students in Ireland should take care to relax over the next few weeks and avoid cramming, the most important thing is for them to present what they’ve learned over the course of their studies, not in the night before. As a fifth year student myself, I can only begin to imagine the feelings among exam students, but I’d like to urge all candidates to relax and realise that they are only human and can only do their best,” he said. ISSU …

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Emerging football talent squad plan

YOUNG footballers in Clare, who are overage for minor in 2015, are to be invited into what is called an Emerging Talent Squad. Liscannor footballer, Kieran Considine, will co-ordinate the programme. Parents and players will be invited to a meeting on Monday night next at the West County Hotel, where a full overview of the plan will be outlined. Clare senior football manager, Colm Collins, believes if the senior team is to develop in the years ahead, players need to be tutored properly. “The problem has been that players have come out of minor and have been left to their own devices. We feel that something needs to be done about this, so under the auspices of the Clare senior football team and in conjunction with the county board, with a view to bringing forward players to play for Clare, we have formed what we call an Emerging Talent Squad,” he explained. “It will be made up of players who …

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Clare Champion short story competition launched

THE Clare Champion Short Story Competition 2014 has just been launched. Open to second-level pupils, the  competition has gone from strength to strength over the past eight years, with a record number of 270 entries received last year. The stories can be on any subject and should be approximately 1,000 to 1,500 words long. There are two entry categories for the competition, Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate, but entries are open to those from first year to sixth year. The first prize in each category is €300, second prize is €200 and third prize is €100. There are also awards for those highly commended and all those shortlisted will have their stories published in The Clare Champion. The competition aims to recognise the talents of young writers across its readership, which not only encompasses County Clare but extends into South Galway. Clare Champion editor, Austin Hobbs said, “Practically every school in the county has had a student on the winners’ list, …

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