One evening a couple of years back, Christy Dixon was listening to Clare FM from his home in Dublin when Joan Hanrahan played a slow-air track, ‘An Fhuinseogigín Rua’, on her show The West Wind. Dixon had learned the song going to school in Mullagh in west Clare but the memory was even more poignant because it reminded him of his time playing music with the famed Willie Clancy.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
Back in 2009, my club, Kerins O’Rahillys, had the good fortune to reach the Munster Club SFC final against Kilmurry-Ibrickane from Clare. Unfortunately for me, it was down to be played the week after my wedding when my wife and I were supposed to be on a cruise ship somewhere around the Bahamas.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
The managers of Clare’s last two county senior football champions have confirmed that withdrawing county players from the panel was discussed this week, as Colm Collins’ men prepare for tomorrow’s round two All-Ireland qualifier against Laois.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
Whatever about the decision to play the Rose of Tralee shortly after the final whistle, there could be no arguing with the rendition of Simply the Best that greeted winning captain Johnny Buckley as he ambled towards the presentation area.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
The last time Dr Crokes travelled by road and sea from Killarney up to this scenic part of west Clare they got enough of a scare to ensure that they never took their foot off the pedal at Páirc Naoimh Mhuire yesterday.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2016
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
Legendary American college football coach Nick Saban once said: “Championship teams have to be resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity”.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
Here’s the conventional viewpoint: these sides are coming into tomorrow’s Munster final from very different backgrounds. Champions, Dr Crokes are in their third consecutive final, while the Cork champions have ended a nine-year wait at county level and are seeking a first provincial win in 15 years.
Sat, 01 Dec, 2012
Two years ago, around this time, Dr Crokes full-back Michael Moloney was hopeful of a second All-Ireland campaign, having progressed through Kerry and won the county, and a provincial final against Nemo Rangers stood between them and another tilt of the Holy Grail of club football.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012