Clara GAA Notes 20th July 2010


Website-Clara GAA has re-launched the “anclarach” website. One of the new sections we have added is “Where’s the Black and Whites”. Take your holiday snaps wearing your Clara gear, whether you’re standing at the Grand Canyon, Sydney Opera House or in Salthill we would like to have your photo to add to this section. Please email your picture to and be one of the first!


Bord Na Nog table Quiz- This month’s quiz takes place in Dolan’s this Friday the 23rd of July starting at 10pm.Quizmaster for the night will be Thomas Dunne. Your support for this night is always appreciated and an enjoyable night is guaranteed, new teams are always welcome.


“Sponsor a Sod”- Clara GAA club would like to invite all current and past members (and anyone with any connection to the club, no matter how tenuous!) to be part of the launch of the new official Clara GAA Club website and the ‘Sponsor a Sod’ campaign. As part of our fund raising campaign to complete the new Championship pitch in Kilcoursey members and friends of the club are invited to sponsor a sod on the new pitch. Sponsors will receive a piece of the virtual pitch on a special page on our new website with each “sod” being added piece by piece to the page. Each “sod” can be purchased for €20 from any committee member .Log onto to see how our pitch is doing.


Weekly Lotto 17/07/10-There was no winner of the weekly club lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 8-16-22-27. There was one match three winner who will receive €150 and that was  Liz Hughes. Next weeks lotto takes place in the Mill and the Jackpot is €3350. Thanks to all who support our lotto and thanks to all our ticket sellers.


Blood Donation Clinic- Will attend Clara GAA Centre on Monday the 26th of July from 3pm to 4.45pm and 7pm to 9.30pm. Help ensure essential Blood supplies are always available by giving Blood regularly.


Congratulations to our U12 and U14 Hurling teams who have both qualified fir the County semi-finals. The U14’s have drawn Drumcullen and will play on Monday next  the 26th of July in Mucklagh at 7.30pm.The draw for U12 semi-final was not at hand at time of going to press.


CLARA Vs SEIR KIERANS- Clara travelled to Clareen for the final game of their group needing a win to progress to the semi-final of U12 hurling. Having defeated Brosna Gaels last week on a scoreline of 2-5 to 0-1 the Clara lads knew they needed to up their game as the score in that match was 2 pts to 1 pt at half time with Brosna Gaels unlucky not to be ahead. However it was different this time as Clara got out of the blocks very fast and scored 5 early goals from Josh McCloskey and Conor Murray. By half time it was decided to mix up the teams and Seamus O’Brien, David Falsey, Conor Egan and Ciaran Doyle had the privilege of wearing the famous Seir Kieran colours. With Clara safely into the semi-finals and the pressure off both teams played some lovely skilful hurling and Clara can now look forward to the semi finals.

Clara Panel: Ruairi Cushen, Daryl O’ Brien, Gerard Hackett, Thomas Dolan, Conor Egan, Kieran Hartnett, Adam Owens, Callum Egan,  Seamus O’Brien, Ciaran Doyle, Eoin Dunne, Mark Newman, Sean Fleming, David Falsey, Josh McCloskey, Conor Murray, Sean Tierney, Nathan Bracken, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Stuart Kelly, Josh Fleming


U16 Hurling- Our u16 hurlers had a good win over Edenderry in Clara last Friday night last. This was the lads second match having previously lost by the minimum to Na Fianna 0-10 to 2-3.Their next game is against Drumcullen next week watch out for posters.


Minor Hurling- The Minor Hurlers started their 2010 championship campaign against Ballinamere last Thursday night in Ballinamere and we came away with a victory. Our next outing in this competition is against Kinnitty and is provisionally fixed for Monday the 26th in Clara. There may be a change to this fixture so watch for local posters. This promise’s to be a mouth watering clash; last year’s Minor Champions v last year’s U16 champions. In Minor A Hurling this years St David’s adventure got off to a good start in Clara last Saturday with a win over Febane/Belmont/Lusmagh. The Clara lads are teaming up once again with Ballinamere and Brosna Gaels in the A Championship. Our next fixture is also a home game v Shamrock’s this Wednesday 21st July in Clara at 7.30pm.


Minor Football-Clara Minor Footballers got their 2010 championship campaign off to a winning start last Wed in Clara against Tullamore. After a slow start Clara went into the dressing rooms at half time down by 3pts with a half time score of Clara 3pts to Tullamore’s 1-3.Clara fought hard in the second half to come out the victors on the slimmest of margins. Final score Clara 1-8 to Tullamore 1-7.


Golf Classic-Have you your team ready for the Clara Gaa Annual Golf Classic August bank holiday Monday in Esker Hills Golf Club. This year’s competition is a 3 ball stable ford the cost per team is €150 including meal. Tee times are available from 9am, contact M Sheridan 0876161588, Aaron Baggot 0872301858 or Brian Gavin. Any individuals or company’s who wish to support the event can sponsor a hole for €50.


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U12F: Wed 21st July v Ferbane in Ferbane @7.30pm

MinorH: Wed 21st July St David’s v Shamrocks in Clara @7.30pm

U16F: Fri 23rd July v Na Fianna in Clara @7.30pm

U10F: Sun 25th July v DER Gaels in Clara @ 11am

U14H: Mon 26th July Semi Final v Drumcullen in Mucklagh @7.30pm
Peter Sheridan.
Clara GAA PRO.

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