Day: September 19, 2017

Clare author recalls 1917 Mountjoy hunger strikes

Days of Hunger, The Clare Volunteers and the Mountjoy Hunger Strike of 1917, a new book by Clare historian and author Dr Tomás MacConmara. Written by well-known oral historian and author, Dr Tomás MacConmara, Days of Hunger, The Clare Volunteers and the Mountjoy Hunger Strike of 1917, breaks fresh ground on the often overlooked year of 1917 and shines a light on how events in County Clare that year helped bring about a new landscape in Irish politics. MacConmara has previously published books on Frongoch internment camp as well as Clare’s All Ireland hurling journey in 1914 but is...

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Newmarket knock out champions Ballyea

Newmarket set about ensuring there would be no repeat of their embarrassing relegation battle in 2017 when they set about ending Ballyea’s reign as champions. Clare Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Newmarket 1-16 Ballyea 1-12 by Michael O’Connor. Ballyea have struggled in this year’s championship, this was epitomised when they just about managed to stumble over the line against O’Callaghans Mills in the previous round when they won by the minimum. On the day, supporters were eagerly looking forward to the clash, this year Newmarket are led once again by Bob Enright and he has put together a strong...

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Sixmilebridge end Cratloe’s championship hopes

Sixmilebridge and Newmarket in Fergus will meet in Cusack Park on Sunday at 4.00pm in the semi-final of this year’s senior championship after the Bridge ended Cratloe’s hopes with an easier than expected win. Clare Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Sixmilebridge 3-18 Cratloe 1-14 by Michael O’Connor. Cusack Park hosted this highly anticipated game that quickly petered out as a contest so that with 15 minutes remaining spectators were anxious for it to finish. Entering this quarter-final, Sixmilebridge knew they had to curb the dual threat posed by Conor McGrath and Cathal McInerney, and they did so with effect. ...

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