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Clare County Board rules against Ballyvaughan two

AN impassioned plea from the floor that county senior football panellist Jonah Culligan and his Ballyvaughan clubmate Philip Queally be allowed play at Under 21 level with St Breckan’s fell on deaf ears at...

RUGBY: Munster and Ireland stars ‘take huge pride’ in Ennis jersey

IN A county where rugby stumbles into fourth place in terms of team sports participation — and also falls behind all its Munster counterparts in terms of player resources — it says a huge...

HURLING: Ronan Keane to succeed

THERE has been one constant in the Sixmilebridge dressing room and sideline over the last number of years and that has been Ronan Keane. Win, lose or draw, Ronan has been with the side, be...

HURLING: Joanie’s passion and pride in Ballyea

HURLING. The greatest game and the only game for Joan Browne, who is surrounded by it and completely immersed in it – in Ballyea and well beyond as she pucks every ball, because she’s...

RUGBY: ‘Jack leads by example’ in tight-knit Ennis team

WHILE Ennis RFC has always prided itself on being a club that represents the whole county, there’s no doubt it’s also very much a family club and coach John Colleran and his son, captain...

HURLING: Cousins set to clash the ash in Croker

YOU could say that they’re both on the edge of the Burren — Shane O’Donnell near the outcrop of the place that is the Rocky Road up near Ballybeg; Conor Whelan next door to...
Gaelic Sunday on Kilkee Beach

Kilkee flies the flag for Ireland

KILKEE is a hurling enclave deep in West Clare football country — an outpost that has its own very special place in hurling history, on what one of the greatest days ever in the...

Ballyea boys celebrate 2016 in style

IT was a long time coming, but it was the right time. It was the Ballyea celebration of their brilliant 2016 achievements when they scaled the heights of county senior championship and Munster championship glory. Landmark...

Clare footballers: When They Were Kings

Saturday's All-Ireland Qualifier between Clare and Kildare will come on a date that is special in the history of Banner County football - it's July 19, 22 years to that same date when Clare...

The defining game of the era

IT really is the decisive rubber of this football decade so far. All because these two have been the best around in Clare, with every other team firmly in their slipstream when it comes to...