Month: November 2017

Danny Brennan wins at the Homewood Hilton Airport Invite

Danny Brennan, from Shannon, was the top-performing individual golfer while competing with Bethune-Cookman men’s team at the Homewood Hilton Airport Invite hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Danny Brennan, from Shannon, was the top-performing individual golfer while competing with Bethune-Cookman men’s team at the Homewood Hilton Airport Invite hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University.  The two-day, 36-hole event, took place at Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero, Florida, USA. Danny began his golfing career with the juniors at Shannon Golf Club where he was coached and encouraged by Sean Cleary and the late Eugene Logan. From there he attended...

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St Michael’s too strong for Shannon Town

Shannon Town Utd held their own against St Michael’s, one of Ireland’s top junior clubs, until just 11 minutes remained before conceding a soft goal to a sucker-punch following a defensive lapse. Munster League Champions Trophy Semi Final: Shannon Town Utd 0 St Michael’s AFC 2 The star-studded side from Tipperary Town counts Ireland’s Shane Long and FAI chief executive John Delaney among its former players. On Sunday they arrived at Frank Healy Park in Ennis with a strong team containing six Irish junior internationals. In contrast to the bitter cold and wet previous day, conditions were ideal at...

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Lord of the Rings 12 kickboxing returns to Oakwood

Shannon Kickboxing Club returns to Treacy’s Oakwood Hotel this Saturday, 11th November, for Lord of the Rings 12, the annual fight night extravaganza. This year club coach Howie Vincent has organised the 12th in the series of Lord of the Rings encounters which features three top class contests. Howie’s son Josh will fight for the World Kickboxing Association 75kg title. This contest will consist of five 2-minute rounds. The very popular Liam Alford also stars in Lord of the Rings with an international contest against a Northern Ireland opponent lined up. Another highly anticipated bout is the Professional K1 fight...

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Inagh-Kilnamona end nine-year wait for honours

Inagh-Kilnamona ended a nine-year wait for honours a decade after their amalgamation until now they had only one senior semi-final to boast of. Clare Minor A Hurling Championship Final: Inagh-Kilnamona 1-14 Kilmaley 1-10 Kilmaley, on the other hand, has won senior titles and have been prominent at underage so a clash of heavyweights was in play at Cusack Park on Saturday. On their way to the final, Inagh/Kilnamona accounted for Sixmilebridge while Kilmaley eased past Clarecastle. The decider was played in bitterly cold conditions made worse by heavy showers of driving rain. Kilmaley’s lack of firepower on the day allowed...

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Samuel Walsh wins top contemporary arts award

Clonlara resident Samuel Walsh has won the most coveted award in Irish contemporary art, the €5,000 Savills Arts Prize, for his substantial contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. The winner was announced from a shortlist of four contenders including John Gibbons, another Clare-based artist, Charles Tyrrell from Meath and Dublin sculptor Janet Mullarney. “I am thrilled to award the Savills Art Prize to Samuel Walsh for his outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Ireland,” said Savills Ireland managing director Angus Potterton. “At Savills, we celebrate creativity in the community and are proud to support this significant event...

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Jack is back with Kilmurry Ibrickane

Jack is back with the Bricks. Yes, Kilmurry Ibrickane laid claim to the Jack Daly Cup for the 15th time with the only goal of the game proving decisive in this year’s senior football final. Clare Senior Football Championship Final: Kilmurry Ibrickane 1-14 Clondegad 0-14 Clondegad’s maiden county final appearance ended in heartbreak when they were punished for a lapse in concentration that led to the only goal sending the Jack Daly Cup back to the last year’s champions. Clondegad hit hard early on with James Murphy entering referee Pat Cosgrove’s notebook in just the second minute before Keelan...

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Praying for the Dead – Why?

I am regularly asked in recent times, how is the crematorium going in Shannon? On Thursday last All Souls Day I asked a staff member of the crematorium for the latest statistics and as of that day, 141 cremations have taken place since it opened in June. By Fr. Tom Ryan P.P.By Fr. Tom Ryan P.P. These 141 people have come from Mayo to Cork, Wexford to Clare. This does not surprise me as I  was always of the opinion that for an increasing amount of people this would be their choice at the end of life. There is...

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