Clare FM Sunday Sports Wrap


Clare continued their push for promotion from Division Three of the National Football League with a comfortable 2-15 to 0-8 win over Wicklow.

A brace of goals in the opening period for Cormac Murray gave Clare the breathing space of a 2-5 to 0-4 lead at the half time whistle.


The first five points of the second half came the way of Clare to see Mark Fitzgerald’s side ahead by 12 points at the turn of the final quarter.

Solid defensive work from Clare saw them keep the visitors at bay in the closing stages, as the Banner picked up their third win of the opening four games.

Elsewhere in Division Three, Westmeath made it four wins from four with a 0-14 to 1-8 win over Limerick while Sligo beat Antrim by 1-20 to 1-13.


Clare have maintained their unbeaten start to the National Hurling League.

Brian Lohan’s side earned a share of the spoils in a dour encounter with Wexford on a full time score of Wexford 1-13 Clare 0-16.

The Wexford goal came from a Seamus Casey penalty just before half time to see the home lead by the minimum at the break.

A late Mark Rodgers free looked to have edged the tie in Clare’s favour, but Jack O’Connor fired over the levelling score deep in injury time.

Elsewhere in Clare’s group, Kilkenny eventually overcame Offaly by 1-26 to 1-19, having trailed 0-13 to 0-6 at one stage of the opening half.

It sets up a top of the table showdown with the Cats in Cusack Park in two weeks time, with the winners guaranteed a semi-final spot.


There was disappointment on the double in provincial semi-finals for Clare sides this weekend.

Avenue United led St Michael’s 1-0 at half-time in their Munster Junior Cup semi-final tie, but a brace of goals for the Tipperary side in the second half saw them run out 2-1 winners.

Manus Celtic lost out to Ballynanty Rovers B in the Munster Junior Shield semi-final, as the Limerick side secured a 1-0 victory.

A number of games across the league divisions were postponed due to heavy rainfall on Sunday morning, with re-fixture details to be confirmed later