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Bridge romp to victory over weakened Parish

Under 15A hurling shield final Sixmilebridge 6-22 St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 1-6 Meeting for yet another occasion this season in various U15 competitions and with a keen rivalry developing the end result of this game played in Sixmilebridge on Wednesday evening was all the more surprising at first glance. Yet delving deeper, the skeleton squad provided by St Joseph’s on the evening was the overriding factor in the result. This should not take in any way from the complete performance displayed by a determined home side who in the Féile had led for a long stretch of the game only to be caught by a late late St Joseph’s rally. Missing players such as Leon Talty, Darragh and Graham Ball to name a few diluted the intensity of the contest from a visitor’s perspective as Dylan Keogh attacked the St Joseph’s goal with single mindedness intent from the throw in. His first two efforts were over the bar before the ultra-accurate …

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Six Darkness into Light events across Clare this weekend

AFTER a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, Darkness Into Light walks will be return at sunrise on Saturday May 7 to locations across Clare. From Sixmilebridge to Kilmihil, Shannon to Ennis, Darkness Into Light, the annual fundraising event organised by Pieta, who provide life-saving support services for those in suicidal distress and who have been bereaved through suicide, is back in the Banner. The event will take place across six venues in Clare, with two swims and four walks planned, beginning in darkness at sunrise and continuing through to dawn to symbolise thee journey from despair to hope. Walks will be held in Sixmilebridge, Kilmihil, Shannon and in Ennis leaving from CBS on the New Road. Also June Curtin will have a special Snamhaí Sasta in Spanish Point and Rosie McMahon will be hosting a swim at Ballyalla Lake in Ennis. Up to 200,000 people gathered around the globe in previous years to walk in solidarity with those experiencing …

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Clare GAA rivals come together to help Ukraine

TWO OF the county’s biggest GAA rivals have come together to collaborate with Eoin Gavin Transport to assist the people of Ukraine. Both Newmarket-on-Fergus and Sixmilebridge are known as fierce rivals on the hurling and camogie fields but the clubs have put their differences to one side as they encourage their members to partake in a joint venture whereby they will help Bunratty based Eoin Gavin Transport fill a truck full of twenty six pallets containing vital items to be transported to Ukraine. As part of the Irish hauliers network, Eoin Gavin Transport have given a commitment to make their trucks available to get supplies into Ukraine as its country continues to come blistering attacks from Russia. This Tuesday, an Eoin Gavin Transport truck will be on the ferry and move towards Hrubieszowski Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji in Hrubieszow, beside the Ukrainian border in Poland. “The trucks will be coming, they will be pulling open the curtains and distributing the …

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Mark The Moment By Shining A Light On February 22

THE Clare Cancer Support Centre are urging people to mark a special moment in time by shining a ray of light through the cloud left by the Covid-19 pandemic. At 22.22pm on February 22, Clare Sláinte An Chláir ask everyone to shine a light for the past, present and future. This day will mark an extraordinary moment in time. For one minute at 22.22pm on Tuesday, February 22, the date will contain nine twos. This configuration will not occur again until 2222 – two hundred years from now when the date contains 10 twos. Clare Cancer Support would like people to join them in marking this special moment. Locally and globally people have come through two of the most challenging years in living memory. But the centre wants people to step forward with hope. “We will remember those who have died directly or indirectly due to the pandemic. “We will honor those who have stayed on the front lines this …

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Lighting restored at ‘Bridge railway station

PUBLIC lighting has been restored to the car park area close to Sixmilebridge railway station, after it had been cut off for the last few months. The power supply for the public lighting had been cut off, following the discovery of an illegal connection. While the decision to cut the power might have solved that problem, it caused another, as local scout groups use the Old Station House and there were safety issues with people coming and going in the dark. This week Clare TD Cathal Crowe said he was very pleased that the lighting has finally been restored. “I’m glad that Clare County Council and the ESB have now reinstated street lighting in the car park area of Sixmilebridge Railway Station,” said the Fianna Fáil representative. “Approximately 14 streetlights there had been switched off since early September on a precautionary basis after the ESB discovered that one of the secure panels on a lamp post had been tampered with …

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Lights out on scouts in ‘Bridge

THERE is dissatisfaction in Sixmilebridge, as street lighting close to the Old Station House, which is used by the local scout group has been turned off. Some 170 young people use the facility, while there are 30 adult volunteers there.  In a letter sent to local councillors recently, it was claimed that the lack of lighting makes things dangerous there. “While it was possible to hold these meetings without streetlighting during the brighter months, it is now coming to the point where we are considering suspending weekly meetings.” They claim that children could easily fall in the area. “ Visibility in the grounds of the Scout Hall and on the footpath that is adjacent to it is extremely limited. Children will run and play as is their nature and the light coming from within the Scout Hall is not enough to illuminate the outside areas. Even to walk around the building requires a torch as you simply cannot see the …

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Centenary events to mark Glenwood Ambush

THE centenary of the Glenwood Ambush will be celebrated on Sunday next (October 31). Proceedings will begin with a centenary mass in Kilkishen church at 1pm and this will be followed with the unveiling of a Sculptured Plaque at the ambush memorial site in Glenwood immediately after the Mass at around 2.15pm. Free bus transport will be provided from the church to Glenwood directly after mass. A Glenwood Centenary Book will also launched. This 150-page publication will provide detailed accounts of the ambush by different people and including the reprisals by British forces in its aftermath. The plan is to have it on sale over the weekend, after masses, and at the commemorative event in Glenwood The ambush marks the 100th year since the ambush in January of 1921. Because of the lockdown at the start of this year, ceremonies were deferred. Sunday’s events will mark the incident in which a motorised patrol of ten armed Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) …

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Nugent family to meet with Justice Department

MEMBERS of a Sixmilebridge family have been invited to a meeting with the Department of Justice to “explain the next steps” of a state inquiry regarding the death of Patrick Nugent in 1984. The state inquiry led by Judge Patrick Clyne is a report into the Garda investigation of the death of the then 23-year-old banqueting manager in Bunratty. The Nugent family will be accompanied by their solicitor, Kevin Winters of KRM Law LLP, when they meet the Assistant Secretary General of the Department of Justice to discuss Judge Clyne’s report. Having received the advice of the Attorney General, Justice Minister Heather Humphreys told Deputy Michael McNamara in the Dáil on Tuesday the Department of Justice had invited the Nugent family to a meeting to “explain the next steps in relation to Judge Clyne’s final report”. “This meeting is due to take place in person next week. I do appreciate Mr Nugent’s family are most anxious to receive the outcome …

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