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Time for moral victories over as race for Jack Daly heats up

Senior Football Championship Round 3 Group 2 St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield v Kilrush Shamrocks at Cusack Park Ennis, Sunday 4pm Bouncing back from deflating opening performances, both Doora/Barefield and Kilrush unquestionably exceeded expectations last time out albeit with contrasting results. The Parish brushed off an underwhelming eight point reverse to St Breckan’s to take their frustrations out on Kilmihil by a whopping 16 points and that will have provided a huge jolt of confidence to their young squad in what is the club’s first year back at senior level since 2018. Equally, there was much to like about Kilrush’s spirit and application to certainly make life extremely uncomfortable for a St Breckan’s side that was expected to steamroll the Shams. However, the time for moral victories and valiant performances in defeat are over as with two teams getting the chop this year from senior level, this group more than most knows the heartache of having to rebuild in the second tier, …

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Great humanitarian Sr Ethel is mourned

SISTER Ethel Normoyle has been remembered as someone who “fully represented Irish values of solidarity, love and compassion” after she passed away this week. The Lissycasey-born nun spent decades working in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth, renamed Gqeberha, where she founded the Missionvale Care Centre in the late ‘80s. The missionary nun’s work in South Africa saw her receive global attention, including receiving visits from Mother Teresa and Queen Elizabeth. In the wake of her passing, the care centre have vowed to carry on and honour Sr Normoyle’s wishes “of continued compassionate care for the poor and the vulnerable”. Sr Normoyle will be laid to rest this Thursday in her native Lissycasey at a family only service and burial, though the funeral can be viewed online by those who wish to pay their respects. A member of the Little Company of Mary, Sr Normoyle established the Missionvale Care Centre in the Eastern Cape in 1988. Against all odds, she set up …

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Annual post-lockdown derby for the ‘Bricks and Miltown

Half a loaf is considerably better than no bread as following the postponement of last year’s secondary adult club competitions, a condensed county league schedule is set to commence this bank holiday Monday. Four of the seven football leagues begin their campaigns on the first day possible of the government’s Covid-19 guidelines, with all divisions in both football and hurling limited to five matches which are based on last year’s fixtures. With no promotion or relegation at stake, the county leagues are primarily intended as a reintroduction to playing action following a minimum eight month absence. However, while clubs will be without their inter-county contingents, there’s still silverware on offer to retain a competitive edge remains intact as following the completion of the group stages, the top team in each division will be crowned champions. Cusack Cup – Division 1 Football League Round 1 Kilmurry Ibrickane v St Joseph’s Miltown at Quilty, Monday, 3.30pm (Referee: C Maguire) It’s a post-lockdown …

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Son of West Clare emigrants in powerful position on Capitol Hill

Although born and raised in Connecticut, Dr Brian P. Monahan, the physician who recommended the measures to be implemented in Capitol Hill, the seat of the US Government, in the battle to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, has family ties firmly embedded in West Clare. Both his parents emigrated from Clare in the mid 1950s, his mother Mary (Troy) from Doonaha West and his father Martin from Glaunagonee in Lissycasey. Although less that 40 miles separate both villages, the couple actually travelled half way round the world before meeting up, getting married and setting up home in the States. A 59 year-old Navy rear admiral and the attending physician of Congress, Dr Monahan was described as the calm and professional voice of reason during the pandemic. He is known in the halls of the Capitol as much for his meticulous attention to medical detail as he is for his efforts to stay completely out of politics. His first …

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National Lottery

Clare Lotto winner comes forward

The National Lottery has confirmed that the winning ticket holder of a Lotto jackpot worth €4,041,306 on Saturday May 9, which was sold in Lissycasey, has made contact. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in Talty’s Mace. A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have been contacted by the lucky ticket holder and arrangements are currently being made for the claim to be made once restrictions are lifted due to the on-going public health emergency. We cannot wait to welcome the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of the year to the National Lottery Winner’s Room when it is safer to do so”. Speaking last week on selling this winning Lotto ticket, Cathal Talty, owner of the shop, which set up in Lissycasey more than 45 years ago by his parents, said: “The majority of our trade in these times is from the local community. Before the health restrictions we would have had a lot of passing trade as …

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National Lottery

Winning Lotto ticket bought in Lissycasey

A family run store in Lissycasey has sold a winning Lotto ticket worth €4,041,306, the National Lottery has confirmed. This golden ticket was sold at Talty’s Mace Circle K in Lisseycasey, a village with a population of approximately 400 people. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in Talty’s Mace Circle K on the day of the draw (Saturday 9th May) and the National Lottery has confirmed that it is yet to hear from the lucky winner. Talty’s Mace Circle K is a well-known local business in the Lisseycasey area and has been run by the Talty family for almost half a century. Speaking on selling the golden ticket worth more than €4 million, Cathal Talty, owner of the store said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have sold the winning Lotto ticket. Since the weekend there was a lot of speculation locally about where the winning ticket was and then when the call came through from our National …

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Almost €3m in Clare roads funding for 2020

ALMOST €3 million in roads funding has been allocated to Clare for the coming year, Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed. Deputy Carey said that €2,932, 040  has been made available to Clare County Council to upgrade and maintain the county’s roads network as a result of funding secured in Budget 2020. “The allocation, which has been confirmed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, includes €1 million for the provision of a pavement linking Lissycasey to Caherea. “I am also delighted that €350,000 has been set aside for work at Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon and €250,000 for the N19 Shannon Airport access road,” he added.

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Fire at Talty’s joinery in Lissycasey

A NUMBER of units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to Lissycasey this morning (Friday) following reports of a fire at Talty’s Joinery. It is that understood that up to four units responded to the incident and attended the scene on the Kilrush road earlier this morning. There are no reports of injuries.

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