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Kelly to lead Clare against Cork

Ballyea’s Tony Kelly will captain the Clare senior hurlers in their first competitve outing of 2016 when they face Cork in the opening game in the Munster senior league on Sunday. The game will take place at Sixmilebridge where the throw in will be at 2p.m. Inagh-Kilnamona’s David Fitzgerald will make his competitive senior debut having been named at corner forward completing a line which includes Clonlara duo John Conlon and Darach Honan. Another newcomer is Newmarket’s Eoin O’Brien who has been named at corner back. Tubber’s Pat O’Connor has been named at full back. The backline includes three Ballyea players with Paul Flanagan at corner back while Jack Browne and Gearoid O’Connell will fill the wing back positions, flanking Cratloe’s Conor Ryan. The team is Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Eoin O’Brien (Newmarket-on-Fergus), Pat O’Connor (Tubber), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea); Jack Browne (Ballyea), Conor Ryan (Cratloe), Gearóid O’Connell (Ballyea); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge); David Reidy (Éire Óg), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), …

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Wolfe Tones are crowned Munster champions

Wolfe Tones 1-18 Newcestown, Cork 2-13 Wolfe Tones were crowned Munster intermediate hurling champions at Mallow this Saturday afternoon where they were deserving winners over their Cork counterparts, Newcestown. A brace of injury time goals from the Cork champions made for a nervous finish for the Clare outfit but there is no denying the merit of their victory. They started a little nervously and found themselves 0-3 to 0-1 behind after six minutes but from here to the half time whistle they dictated matters. Seven unanswered points saw them take a four point advantage as the game went into the second quarter before Newcestown ended a twelve minute spell without a score with a point from defender Michael McSweeney. Nine minutes from the half time whistle the Shannon club struck a vital blow. A superb break by the outstanding Aron Shanagher saw the eighteen year old pick out Gary O’Connell with his cross and the centre forward found the net. …

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Miltown crash out of Munster club

Clonmel Commercials 1-13 Miltown, St Josephs 0-3 Miltown St Josephs’ dream of contesting this season’s Munster senior club football championship final was well and truly shattered at Clonmel Sportsfield on Sunday afternoon. Despite playing against a strong wind, the home side dominated the opening half and were well on their way to the final where they will play Nemo Rangers from Cork, by half time at which stage the winners were 0-8 to 0-1 in front with the assistance of the wind to come. From the throw in, the home side let it be known that they would not be easily beaten as they had two points on the board before the game had reached the tenth minute. By this time the visitors were forced into their first change with Colin Hehir called in to replace the injured Damian Lafferty. It was 0-8 to 0-0 before Miltown opened their account with what was their only score of the half, an …

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Victory for soccer side but defeats for GAA clubs

It was a good day for Clare soccer as the Oscar Traynor side defeated Mayo but there was disappointment for Clare GAA teams competing in provincial competitions as Corofin and Ennistymon bowed out. Clare 2 Mayo 0 Clare moved a step closer to the play offs in this season’s Oscar Traynor, inter league junior soccer competition, when they scored a 2-0 win over Mayo at the county grounds in Doora on Saturday evening. In atrocious conditions, Clare scored twice in the opening half to move to the top of the table in their group. With one game to play when they travel to take on Roscommon, Clare know that a win at the Connacht venue will see them through to the next stage. [doptg id=”85″] The Clare soccer headquarters was in remarkably good condition but the teams had to contend with driving rain and strong winds which militated against a big attendance. The home side got off to a dream …

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Wolfe Tones qualify for Munster final

Wolfe Tones 1-12 Bruree, Limerick 0-11 Wolfe Tones from Shannon will play Newcestown from Cork in the final of the Munster intermediate club hurling championship in two weeks time. At Kilmallock earlier today (Sunday), the Clare champions proved too strong for their Limerick counterparts, Bruree and emerged with a four point victory, 1-12 to 0-11. The game’s only goal came nine minutes into the second half and it proved to be a crucial score, Rory Hayes getting the final touch after the experienced Brian O’Connell had created the opportunity. After playing with the aid of the wind, the Shannon club led by five points, 0-9 to 0-4, at half time. Bruree had the first two points of the second half but then the visitors struck for an Aron Shanagher point followed by goal from Hayes. Bruree piled on the pressure and outscored their opponents, 0-5 to 0-1 in the next twenty minutes to trail by a goal with the full …

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‘Bridge bow out of Munster title race

Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 3-11 Sixmilebridge 1-15 Sixmilebridge’s dream of progressing to the latter stages of the Munster senior club hurling championship were shattered at their own O’Garney park this Sunday afternoon. Despite being ahead by nine points at half time, the Clare champions suffered their first competitive defeat of the season when going under to their Shannonside neighbours. Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the first half, the home side built up a nine point lead, 1-12 to 1-3 by half time but they struggled throughout the second half. A haul of 1-6 in a nine minute spell at the start of the second quarter saw the Clare champions build up a good lead. The goal scorer was Cathal Malone who was put through by Shane Golden. A storming third quarter from Na Piarsaigh proved decisive in this tie. Kevin Downes goaled two minutes after the resumption and he provided the pass from which Peter Casey found …

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Wolfe Tones through to Munster semi-final

Wolfe Tones 4-12 Kilmoyley, Kerry 2-6 Clare champions WolfeTones booked a Munster intermediate hurling championship semi-final date with Bruree from Limerick when they proved too strong for Kerry senior champions, Kilmoyley at Sixmilebridge on Saturday afternoon. The winners dominated throughout Ssturday’s tie and were two goals clear inside the opening ten minutes after Aaron Shanagher and Declan O’Rourke had found the net. Shanagher goaled in the tenth minute and O’Rourke’s major came three minutes later when his strike from 60m slipped through the hand of visiting goalie Aidan McCabe. At half time they were 3-8 to 1-4 ahead, the third goal coming from team captain Aaron Cunningham just before the short whistle. Clare senior panelist Cunningham also scored the fourth goal when he converted a penalty awarded against visiting full back Sean Dowling who earned a straight red card for his tackle on Cunningham. Kilmoyley finished the game with thirteen players after Tom Murnane picked up a second yellow a …

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Clare face Waterford and Limerick in Munster championship

Waterford and Limerick will provide the opposition for Clare in the opening rounds of the 2016 Munster senior hurling and football championships. The hurlers of Clare and Waterford will meet in a Provincial semi-final game while the football clash of Shannonside neighbours Clare and Limerick will be a quarter final tie with the prize for the winners a Provincial semi-final date with the defending Munster champions Kerry. The winners of the Clare v Waterford hurling game will be through to the provincial final and also in the the All-Ireland quarter finals. Dates and venues for the games will be set at a meeting of the Munster council in the coming weeks but as the footballers had home advantage last year when they played Limerick, this year’s meeting will be at a Limerick venue. Should Clare win this game they will also be away to Kerry as the last time these sides met, it was played in Cusack Park. The opening …

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