Fahy praises Clare camogie side

In camogie news and Clare manager Patsy Fahy has praised his players for putting their disappointing league form behind  them to qualify for a Munster final

Clare went into yesterday’s game against Wateford after a miserable league campaign but beat the home side by 3-10 to 1-6 to book a final spot with Tipperary

Fahy said his side had  reacted superbly to the pressure before the game:



There was more All-Ireland handball success for Clare at the weekend when Tuamgraney pair, Anne Marie Fitzgerald and Louise Hayes claimed the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Doubles title after a hard-fought and exciting 21-10, 15-21, 21-9 victory over Kilkenny (Rachel Hogan & Marie Walsh) at Crinkle on Sunday.

The win, Clare’s first Ladies Junior All-Ireland, will see the Banner girls become Clare’s first female handballers to play in the Intermediate ranks.

There was dissapointment for Ashling Fitzgerald (also Tuamgraney) who was convincingly defeated by Westmeath’s Aoife McCarthy in the Ladies Junior B Singles Final.

Next sunday  Lisa Loughnane (Clooney) plays the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Singles Final in Crinkle, Offaly against Marie T O’Neill of Kilkenny (1.00pm).

In golf news:

And in results from Kilrush golf club from the weekend.

In the 18 holes single stroke which took place on Saturday  Tom Smyth playing off 13 scored 64 with Jim Mc Kenna playing off 5 grabbing 69.

And in sundays 18 hole singles stableford Tony Kenny won by 40 points playing off 13 while Tom Coffey off 11 came second on 38 points.

And at Athenry mens club:

Fitzgerald Qualifier 17th/18th April

1st Mike Hennessy 62
2nd Brian O’Reilly 64
Gross Shane Tynan 72

and in Athenry ladies results:

1st Stella Canney (30) 67 (Back 9) 2nd Veronica Cronin (26) 67