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Late goals see Newmarket to victory in U-13B academy final

Michael O’Connor watched Newmarket on Fergus take the Under 13B academy final from Cratloe on a score of 3-3 to 1-7 As the Under 13 season winds down with the school season lurking ominously on the horizon next week the academy finals at under 13 and under 15 are providing great entertainment for club supporters. In some cases, the excitement is at a greater level as seen already this season. Meelick was the latest venue on Thursday evening for two sides who have a storied history in competition an the latest chapter was his academy final. Over the course of the game the tackling was fierce with match official Joe Mullins requiring the proverbial eyes in the back of the head. There was a player sent off and a mentor asked to leave the field such was the excitement engendered. It matters little the title on offer, be it all Ireland or Under 12 because when two GAA sides go …

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Newmarket-on-Fergus next in line for masterplan

THE development of a masterplan for Newmarket-on-Fergus is “vital” in preparing for the future growth of the village a meeting of councillors has heard. Clare County Council Senior Planner Helen Quinn has confirmed that the village is the next recommended location for a masterplan exercise within the Shannon Municipal District. Councillor Pat McMahon told a meeting of the municipal district that he has received “a large number of enquiries from individuals, various organisations and voluntary bodies” about the need for a masterplan for Newmarket-on-Fergus. He pointed to the upgrade of the waste water treatment plant, which it is envisaged will allow for the growth of the village including additional housing. “It is vital that parallel to this is a masterplan to plan for the future,” he said. Ms Quinn, senior planner, responded to the motion, “As members are aware a Town Centre First Masterplan is currently underway for Sixmilebridge. “The locations and programming of further town centre first masterplanning excercises …

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HURLING: Newmarket find their Ché-mistry in extra-time to seal U-19B crown

Under 19B Hurling Championship Final Newmarket-on-Fergus 2-20 Kilmaley 2-14 AET IT had to take a gritty showing of character for Newmarket-on-Fergus to finally shake off the obstinate challenge of Kilmaley and secure the inaugural Under 19B Hurling Championship honours in Cusack Park on Wednesday evening, writes Eoin Brennan. Snatching the whip hand for the last 25 minutes of normal time following a rousing Michael Power goal, the Blues appeared to be comfortably cruising towards victory as they led by four points by the hour mark. Within a minute of injury-time, remarkably Kilmaley were level following a 1-1 burst from chief marksman Cian Neylon who also answered a Seadhna Liddy free in riposte to force extra-time at 2-10 to 1-13. Buoyed by that reprieve, substitute Colm Killeen fired an early brace to catapult Kilmaley into the lead for the first time in 30 minutes. However, that was as good as it got for Kilmaley as a patient Newmarket managed to incrementally …

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Guilfoyles and O’Connors set Tone for sizzling Newmarket

Michael O’Connor reports from Shannon where Wolfe Tones were wiped out by a hungry Newmarket on Fergus on a score of 3-23 to 3-7 A DEJECTED Newmarket-on-Fergus side left a rain sodden Cusack Park last Autumn shellshocked at how they lost, and a lot of others felt they had squandered a county final place. Well, they are back for more this year and apparently stronger with players back in the fold and newer younger fast-moving hurlers ready to be unleashed later in the championship season. On Thursday evening they dispensed with the ultimately limited challenge of Wolfe Tones in Shannon. Normally in times past this fixture would be one to savour and will be again but not this latest encounter. The O-Connor-powered backline is a collective obstacle that will need to be overcame by any forward sextet that wishes to defeat Newmarket and the placement of Colin Guilfoyle seems at this juncture a wise move. But the emergence of Eanna …

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Clare home residents and staff’s moving Covid reflection

A MOVING poem written by the residents and staff of a Clare nursing home forms part of a special broadcast released online to coincide with the National Day of Remembrance and Reflection. Carrigoran House has taken part in Reflections, a video released on the Nursing Homes Ireland YouTube channel last week. Over 90 residents and staff from over 20 participating nursing homes including Carrigoran House in Newmarket-on-Fergus feature in the broadcast. Reflections, encompasses song, poetry, readings and reflections from nursing home residents and staff. The poem by the Clare residents and staff recognises the power of our community throughout the pandemic and remembers all that was lost over the last two years. It was written, “In recognition of the commitment and dedication our staff show every day, the understanding and support shown by our families throughout all restrictions and our residents’ resilience and courage in all they had faced.” The poem is accompanied by visual images of life at the …

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Criminal damage caused with traffic cones in Clare village

A traditional outcome of drunken revelry – stealing traffic cones – occurred in Newmarket-on-Fergus before Christmas. This incident, however, proved no laughing matter for a local business, resulting as it did in criminal damage to their stock. At approximately 2.20 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, a number of traffic cones and hazard bollards were taken from the edge of the forecourt of N18 Autos on Ennis Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus. These cones and bollards were placed on the bonnets and roofs of four cars for sale on the forecourt causing paint and scratch damage to the cars. The forecourt is at the former Great Gas service station past the soccer pitch on the Ennis Road. Gardaí in Newmarket-on-Fergus are appealing for witnesses – anyone that may have driven by or came through the village on the Ennis Road after 2am on Saturday morning, December 18 and witnessed this incident is asked to contact Newmarket-on-Fergus Garda Station on 061 368172.

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Imogen Brigdale helps to light up Newmarket-on-Fergus

SINCE she was born eight months ago little Imogen Brigdale has lit up the lives of her family, and now she has helped to light up the community of Newmarket-on-Fergus. Residents in Newmarket-on-Fergus have been treated to an illuminating Christmas display this holiday season. The lights were recently switched on by Imogen and her parents Jane O’Leary and Alan Brigdale. The tiny tot has proved an inspirational character having repeatedly defied the odds since her post-natal diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The light display is thanks to a collaboration between the Rise Global Foundation and community development organisation, Obair. Located in the Fairgreen near to the village church, the Christmas tree and light display was unveiled at a fun-filled event earlier this month. David McCourt, who is the founder of Rise and the Chairman of National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company responsible for designing, building and operating the new national infrastructure under the National Broadband Plan in partnership with …

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Hurling: Corofin/Ruan pack a lethal Punch

U-21A Hurling Championship Final Corofin/Ruan 1-18 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-14 HAVING dominated the minor ranks in recent seasons, Corofin/Ruan took their development to the next level with a first ever U-21A crown in Gurteen this evening, reports Eoin Brennan. Leading from the start to finish, the North Clare amalgamation justified their favourite’s tag with a strong performance. And while Newmarket never really looked like causing an upset, they still provided an obstinate challenge right to the final whistle. Overall however, Corofin/Ruan’s superior firepower and edge on balance won the day, with a powerful finish to the opening half that saw them outscore the Blues by 1-8 to 0-2 in the final ten minutes, essential to providing an unassailable ten point cushion by half-time. Shane Punch excelled with 1-10, with all but two points coming in a dominant first half with the aid of the conditions as his metronomic freetaking was perfectly accentuated by an injury-time goal. The Blues, led by captain Jack …

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