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Clare players to fore for Munster in interpro trouncing of Ulster

There was no shortage of Clare representation on the Munster side that overcame Ulster 34-0 in the opening game of the Interprovincial Championship. Former Ennis RFC player Aoife Corey started at full back as Kilkishen’s Clodagh O’Halloran packed down in the second row. Ireland international Maeve Óg O’Leary started in the back row while former Shannon RFC player Aoife Doyle lined out on the wing. Doyle cut through the Ulster defence in the opening period to cross the whitewash. Chloe Pearse, who also came through the ranks at Shannon, came off the bench as did Ennis’ Alana McInerney. Eilís Cahill made her senior Munster debut as she replaced fellow UL Bohemians club woman Fiona Reidy in the front row. Munster got off to a great start as O’Leary claimed a lineout 5m from the Ulster line before a powerful maul effort saw Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird peel off the back and crash over the line. Nicole Cronin was unsuccessful with …

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Considine keen to see rugby continue to grow in Clare

Irish rugby star Eimear Considine believes that the game is in a healthy place within the Banner county. Considine spoke to The Clare Champion after a recent open night for women’s rugby within the county, hosted by Ennis RFC. New and current players from Ennis, Kilrush and Lisdoonvarna descended on Lees Road to meet Considine who was in attendance alongside Ennis RFC alumni Alana McInerney, Aoife Corey, Eilís Cahill, Chisom Ugwueru, Emily Murphy and Aoibhinn O’Loughlin. Considine stated that for rugby to truly develop in the country, counties such as Clare need to do everything possible to encourage the next generation to take up the sport. “It is fantastic to see the growth of rugby in Clare. Lisdoonvarna, Kilrush and Ennis all coming together and representing the county will lead to better standards. Players can learn off each other and create a better standard. It’s something I would have only dreamed about growing up.” The Kilmihil native feels that if …

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