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Iconic Lohan backs committed Cratloe

THE presence of Brian Lohan on the Cratloe training field, dressing room and sideline is one that adds solidity and steel to the Clare champions’ set-up. You get the feeling that when Lohan talks, his words are taken on board. That’s simply because of what he achieved on the hurling field and how he went about it. Many of the Cratloe players won’t remember 1995 or 1997 but what happened and Lohan’s role in that will be well known to them. More pertinently, Lohan, along with fellow coach, Alan Neville, has what everyone in Cratloe wants on Sunday, a Munster club medal.That’s a medal the Shannon man, who lives in Cratloe, says he values more now than he did in 1996, when Wolfe Tones ruled Munster. “As you live longer, it gets more important. It wasn’t that big a deal when you were playing but the longer you’re retired, the more important it becomes. It was the same when we …

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The myths and legends of hurling

THE story of the GAA will be the subject of the final lecture in the Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society’s spring series on next Wednesday evening at 8pm in Wolfe Tones clubhouse. Speaker, Liam O’Donoghue is involved with the Lár na Páirce GAA museum in Thurles and he said the talk will go back on events of thousands of years ago. “It goes way back into prehistory, into the time of myth and legend. The earliest reference we have is the Battle of Moytura in 1272 BC. We take it from there right up to the foundation of the GAA and the first All- Ireland. That’s as far as I’ll be going in the talk and, to cover that amount, you don’t concentrate in huge depth on any area. But we’ll be going through the myth and legend, going through the Brehon laws, the English laws that came in to prohibit hurling with the Statutes of Kilkenny and all of …

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