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Ballyea look to vault the Barr on way to Munster Final

Eoin Brennan previews the Munster Senior, Intermediate and Junior Club Championship matches with Ballyea, Doora-Barefield and The Banner respectively flying the flag for Clare Ballyea v St Finbarr’s (Cork) at Cusack Park Ennis, Sunday 1.15pm Referee: Michael Kennedy, Tipperary. Extra-time if necessary, result on the day WHILE the bulk of the attention has been understandably centred on the Ennis Road in Limerick rather than Ennis itself, the fact remains that this is a glorious opportunity for either Ballyea or St Finbarr’s to return to a Munster Senior Club decider. I say understandably because perennial Waterford winners Ballygunner and the Limerick champions have clashed in the last four provincial campaigns, three of which have been finals, with Na Piarsaigh edging matters in the 2017 and ’18 deciders whereas Ballygunner finally got over the line against Kilmallock in 2021 on their way to dramatic All-Ireland glory. Only Borris-leigh have interrupted the Limerick v Waterford Munster club final sequence since 2017 and incidentally …

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Clare GAA fans facing higher prices and exclusion

CLARE GAA season ticket holders were excluded from the seated area at Cusack Park last Sunday for the Munster championship clash with Waterford. Also, supporters who bought tickets for the standing areas paid higher prices than what applies for the terraces at the three other Munster Championship venues; Cork, Limerick and Thurles. While the Munster Council originally justified this by saying that general admission would be on offer to all areas in Cusack Park, in actual fact the stand and terraces were segregated on the day. A Clare season ticket holder this week said that when she purchased her ticket last November, she had no idea that when championship came around, she would be denied a seat for Clare’s home games. “When you bought the tickets it said you may not get access to the stand. I assumed that meant that it could happen because all the seats were already taken up, and they couldn’t be reserved. I didn’t think …

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