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Feakle looking for first Munster final date

O’Garney Park in Sixmilebridge will host the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final on Sunday (throw-in 2pm) when county champions Feakle take on their Waterford counterparts Cappoquin. Little is known about the Déise representatives and with home advantage, Feakle will go into the game as slight favourites. In their only competitive outing since winning the title, when beating Parteen in the final, they made county senior champions, Cratloe, fight all the way before going under narrowly in the semi-final of the Clare Champion Cup. The East Clare side have a couple of injury worries ahead of Sunday and won’t finalise their line-up until nearer match time. Definitely ruled out of contention is defender Ger Hanrahan who suffered a cruciate knee injury in the championship final. This will keep him out of action until well into next season, at the earliest. “Ger is due to have his operation this week and he is certainly a big loss to us. We also have …

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Councillor’s business burgled for scrap

A SIXMILEBRIDGE county councillor has spoken out, after his business was targeted by criminals this week, leaving him €2,000 out of pocket due to damage caused to 12 of his tractors. Councillor PJ Ryan’s tractor and grass care business in Sixmilebridge was entered by thieves on Tuesday night and heavy-duty batteries were stolen from 12 tractors he had in the yard of the premises. In addition, a new lawnmower and metal object were also stolen. He said the items stolen would cost in the region of €2,000 to replace. This is the third time in a year and a half that the business has been targeted and Councillor Ryan said not only were the batteries stolen but significant damage was also caused while removing them. “This is the third time we have been targeted in about a year and a half. We had a safe taken before and we’ve been targeted for the same type of material before – about …

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Major break on water network at Sixmilebridge

A number of villages in East Clare will be without water supply following a major break on the water network near Sooreeney Cross in Sixmilebridge. The areas without water or have reduced water supply until further notice include Kilmurry, Quin, Kilkishen, O’Callaghans Mills and Tulla. A number of group water schemes are also affected including Ballycar GWS, Deerpark GWS, Drumline GWS, Killanena GWS, Lackyle GWS, Corbally Danganbrack GWS, Cullane GWS, Caherkine GWS, Ballymarkham GWS, Knocknagoug GWS. Traffic diversions are also in place. Traffic coming from Kilmurry will be diverted onto the Mart Road from Kilmurry to Sixmilebridge. Traffic from Sixmilebridge to Kilmurry will be diverted at Sooreeney Cross. HGV’s coming from and into Sixmilebridge will be diverted via Cratloe and/or Shannon. Water tankers are available for water distribution at Kilmurry National School and outside the church in Quin until 4pm today.  

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Luck strikes in the ‘Bridge again

It was a case of lightening striking twice at Sixmilebridge in recent weeks, although not on the same dramatic scale. An anonymous players won €4.4 million in the National Lottery Jackpot, having purchased a quick pick ticket at Reddans last month. Despite the best effort of locals to uncover the identity of the winner, not a sniff of information has leaked out. Meanwhile, Lady Luck has also shined for well-know local man,Tom Sheehan, who won €53,000, including a shopping spree, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event at National Lottery offices in Dublin. Tom was the biggest winner of five players. The winning ticket was purchased in O’Garney Centre, Sixmilebridge.

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Cratloe's Podge Collins battles with Sixmilebridges Tadgh Keogh during their Senior Hurling Championship game at Cusack Park Ennis on saturday.

Senior hurling champions dethroned

By Seamus Hayes Cratloe 1-18 Sixmilebridge 1-15 Clare senior hurling champions, Sixmilebridge, are out of the running for the 2014 title. At Cusack Park this Saturday evening, they suffered a three point defeat at the hands of their neighbours and great rivals Cratloe, a result that ended their hopes of holding onto the title they won impressively last year. Having already lost to Crusheen in the opening round, the Bridge had to win this one to remain in the race. To their credit, they put in a  strong performance but, they just could not break down a stubborn Cratloe outfit. The winners played with the aid of the wind in the opening half and were five points up at half time when the score was 1-10 to 0-8, the goal coming from Conor McGrath midway through the half. That the defending champions were not going to go down easily was evident in the opening two minutes of the second half …

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BUMBLEance, with kids in mind

A Sixmilebridge boy, who has a very rare life-limiting illness has travelled in the world’s first interactive children’s ambulance, to make long journeys to hospital more comfortable. Jordan Perez, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type Two, was the first Clare child to use the BUMBLEance recently. SMA Type Two is part of a group of disorders that affect the control of muscle movements. Confined to a wheelchair, Jordan requires full-time care on a 24-hour basis. He was honoured as one of Ireland’s nine bravest children at a Share a Dream’s National Children of Courage Awards at their Dream Ball in Clontarf Castle, Dublin last year. BUMBLEance transports sick children from all over Ireland to their treatment centres and attempt to make like a little easier for the child and their parents. Jordan frequently makes the long and usually uncomfortable journey to Dublin for treatment. Jordan’s mum, Sinead, described the journey as “very comfortable and much less stressful, as …

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Water problems in ‘Bridge and Cratloe

A NUMBER of councillors expressed anger at problems in the water supply around Sixmilebridge and Cratloe, at this week’s Shannon Municipal District meeting. Councillor John Crowe put forward motions asking that the Cappa/Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme and the Castlecrine Group Water Scheme both be taken over by Irish Water. Fianna Fáil Councillor Cathal Crowe asked that the council and Irish Water devise a plan to improve water pressure to the Wood Road in Cratloe. Regarding the Cappa/Rossmanagher scheme, Councillor John Crowe said that people on it have only got “a trickle of water for the last three or four weeks and they have no place to go to try and get this rectified.” He claimed it is “an absolute disgrace” that issues with group water schemes can’t be sorted out. Illustrating the problem with water pressure, he said that people have left water running into a kettle for over three hours without filling it. Independent PJ Ryan said that on …

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