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Carrs in the driving seat at Shannon Mr and Mrs event

ANDY and Clara Carr were the winners of the Mr and Mrs fundraising event, jointly run by Wolfe Tones and Shannon Musical Society on Friday. MC for the night was Aodán Fox, and he said it was a great success. “It was a super night, really, really good. There was great support, a great turnout, and the reaction was fantastic. It went down a bomb,” said Aodán. Of the winning couple, he said, “Andy is a former chairman of the GAA club. Clara was a bit nervous about getting up on the stage but they were great. They were voted winners on the night, it went by an audience vote. That’s how we raised the funds, the audience could buy votes. “After the first round we opened up the polling booths and they could buy the votes from them. It was a fun night, a lot of laughs. “There were eight couples, they really got into the spirit of it, …

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Clare GAA star to feature in Shannon Mr and Mrs fundraiser

SHANNON Musical Society and Wolfe Tones are coming together for a fundraiser, which tests how well couples know each other. Entitled ‘Mr and Mrs’, it will be held at Wolfe Tones at 8pm on November 18 and Karen Barrett, chairperson of Shannon Musical Society, said it will be a very fun night. “It’s based on a TV show that was on in years gone by. A couple are brought onto the stage and then one of them is brought away while the other person is asked a series of questions. “The partner comes back and is asked the same questions and hopefully give the same answers! “There’s another round when they’re given a paddle, one side of it is pink and the other blue, they switch it over for the appropriate answer.” Karen said that there are some couples with links to the two organisations. “It’s a bit of fun really and while it’s a fundraiser for Wolfe Tones and …

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‘Mr Wolfe Tones’ memory honoured with memorial tournament

WOLFE Tones held the finals night of its Johnny Cregan Memorial Tournament last week. The hurling tournament for local national schools was organised to help promote the game with young people in the town, and to commemorate Johnny, who was a well known figure within the club for many years. After a blitz day on June 15, the finals night took place last Wednesday. Wolfe Tones Paul Hogan said, “We wanted to get the schools in Shannon engaged in hurling again, and to promote hurling within the town. “The best way to promote is through the schools and we felt that if we had a Shannon schools championship and get every school in Shannon to enter, it’d be one way of getting exposure of it into every school. “We’re going to do the same for gaelic football later on, after the Cumann na mBunscoil has taken place, but we just said that with the Clare hurlers going well we’ll tackle …

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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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HURLING: Murphy’s law rules for Tones triumph

U-15C Hurling Championship Final Wolfe Tones 4-13 Crusheen/Tubber 1-11 A dream final for 3-8 hero Sean Murphy greatly aided Wolfe Tones passage to a first ever Under 15C Hurling title in Cusack Park on Monday evening, reports Eoin Brennan. The clinical full-forward was simply unstoppable as the Tones produced a 15 point turnaround over a Crusheen/Tubber side that will rue early missed opportunities and indeed their luck as the ball certainly didn’t bounce their way at key moments early on. Still, in James Costello, the amalgamation had a real leader while Joe Clancy, Oisin McNamara, Osgar Dunford, Peter Farrell and Ian Taaffe did most to stem the tide. The Shannon side’s philosophy was more ‘who dares wins’ and in Murphy, the skilful Niall Fitzgerald, Georgie Pyne, Aaron Shinners and goalkeeper Sean Guilfoyle, they ruthlessly outscored the North Clare amalgamation by 4-10 to 0-04 in the middle 30 minutes of the tie. Such a sea-change is difficult to comprehend as Crusheen/Tubber …

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HURLING: Tone deaf champions march on

Senior Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3 Sixmilebridge 3-19 Wolfe Tones 0-13 A devastating second half display from holders Sixmilebridge certainly spoiled the home party in Shannon on Wednesday evening, reports Eoin Brennan. The crisp atmosphere and ideal setting demonstrated exactly what supporters have missed since Covid centralised the majority of senior championship fixtures between Cusack Park and O’Garney Park. And for the first-half at least, the teams responded in kind, with a cracking top-of-the-table derby showdown that was level on eight occasions by the 30 minute mark. More of the same was expected for the second period but along the fading light went Wolfe Tones’ challenge as they were unable to sustain the pace, movement and intensity of their opening half efforts and would be duly punished by a ruthless Sixmilebridge. In all, the back-to-back champions outscored their hosts by 3-11 to 0-04 in the final 30 minutes, with incrementally sloppy Tones errors fully capitalised on with three goals …

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Annual post-lockdown derby for the ‘Bricks and Miltown

Half a loaf is considerably better than no bread as following the postponement of last year’s secondary adult club competitions, a condensed county league schedule is set to commence this bank holiday Monday. Four of the seven football leagues begin their campaigns on the first day possible of the government’s Covid-19 guidelines, with all divisions in both football and hurling limited to five matches which are based on last year’s fixtures. With no promotion or relegation at stake, the county leagues are primarily intended as a reintroduction to playing action following a minimum eight month absence. However, while clubs will be without their inter-county contingents, there’s still silverware on offer to retain a competitive edge remains intact as following the completion of the group stages, the top team in each division will be crowned champions. Cusack Cup – Division 1 Football League Round 1 Kilmurry Ibrickane v St Joseph’s Miltown at Quilty, Monday, 3.30pm (Referee: C Maguire) It’s a post-lockdown …

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Shannon nostalgia as ‘Tones show old matches

SPORTING nostalgia has certainly been popular throughout the pandemic, with All-Ireland finals and World Cup ties being broadcast on various channels. On a very local level, Wolfe Tones have been putting footage of old club games online every Sunday evening and it has proven very popular. Club officer Paul Hogan has led the initiative and said, “With the fact the GAA was gone, we just wanted to add something. Our aim too was to preserve as many Wolfe Tones games as we could. We’ve tried to cover all four bases of ladies’ football, camogie, hurling and Gaelic football. We’re fairly eating through them over the last few weeks. If there’s anyone in the county with old Wolfe Tones games, we’d be delighted to get them up on YouTube.” Many of the games shown have finished with Wolfe Tones hoisting silverware. “It has been mostly finals but the first game was a Munster semi-final against Patrickswell. Because it was on in …

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