Clare GAA


Clare GAA
Clare GAA
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Irish: An Clár
Province: Munster
Nickname(s): The Banner County
County colours: Saffron and Blue
Ground(s): Cusack Park, Ennis
Dominant sport: Hurling
Competitions
NFL: Division 4
NHL: Division 2
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship: Liam McCarthy Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin Cup
Camogie: O’Duffy Cup
Standard kit

The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Contae an Chláir) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Clare. The county board is also responsible for the Clare inter-county teams.

Contents

Hurling

Senior Hurling

Hurling has been played in Clare for centuries and Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA, was from the county. The Clare's first provincial title came in 1899, and their second in 1914. In the latter year the team went on to win the All-Ireland title for the first time after a convincing win over Laois.[1] Clare captured another provincial title in 1932, but despite producing well-known players such as Jimmy Smyth, they did not manage another such success until 1995. After that year's triumph, Ger Loughnane's team went on to win the county's first senior All-Ireland in 81 years. They won both the Munster and All-Ireland championship for the second time in two years in 1997.

Under 21 Hurling

In September 2009, Clare won their first ever All-Ireland under-21 hurling title with a 0-15 to 0-14 win over Kilkenny at Croke Park.[2][3] Earlier in July 2009, they also picked up their first ever Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship title after a 2-17 to 2-12 win against Waterford in the final in Dungarvan.[4]

2009 Hurling Management Crisis

In October 2009, Mike McNamara's tenure as Clare hurling manager looked to be under threat after it emerged the players had sent a letter to the County Board seeking his removal from the post. It appears that the players were disappointed with the county's lack of progress in 2009. The panel requested that the unsigned letter be read out at a County Board meeting on 27 October 2009.[5] At the meeting on the 27 October 2009, the Clare county board gave McNamara their full backing despite the growing opposition from some players.[6] On 1 November 2009, the hurling panel produced a vote of no confidence in McNamara to continue as manager.[7] After a Clare County Board meeting in Ennis on 10 November 2009, McNamama made a stirring address, confirming his desire to stay in place as manager of the Banner hurlers, reflecting on the progress made in 2009 and outling his plans for next season. He spoke to delegates present for close to 30 minutes after members of the media had been asked to leave the room. A letter from the 27 player panel was read out at the meeting explaining that only one squad member had sided with McNamara in the vote of confidence on November 1.[8] In spite of the opposition, the Clare County Board are standing behind McNamaa with County Board officials pledging to work with McNamara to iron out any problems they can.[9][10] A player delegation led by captain Brian O'Connell are set to meet with County Board officials before the 19 November to outline their opposition to McNamara staying in place for the 2010 season.[11] McNamara resigned as manager at the end of 2009.

County Board Officers

  • Chairman: Michael O Neill (Ballyea)
  • Vice-Chairman: Joe Cooney (O'Callaghans Mills)
  • Secretary: Pat Fitzgearld (Sixmilebridge)
  • Asst-Secretary: Des Crowe (Ruan)
  • Treasurer: Bernard Keane (St Josephs Doora Barefield)
  • Asst-Treasurer: Gerry Lynch (Tulla)
  • PRO: Syl O Connor (Sixmilebridge)
  • Gaeltacht-Officer: Tomás De Búrca Club (Cora Fine CLG)
  • Development-Officer: John Fawl (Ennistymon)
  • Coaching-Officer: Éamon Fennessy (Sixmilebridge)

Honours

All-Ireland Championship
  • All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championships: 1
    • 2009


National League
Provincial Championship
  • Waterford Crystal Cup: 1
    • 2009

Hurling All Stars (40)

Most Championship Goals

Clare Hurling Squad

No. Player Position Club
1 Philip Brennan Goalkeeper Tulla
2 Pat Vaughan Right Corner Back Crusheen
3 Cian Dillon Full Back Crusheen
4 Conor Cooney Left Corner Back O Callahans Mills
5 Pat O Connor Right Half Back Tubber
6 James McInerney Centre Back Newmarket
7 Pat Donnellan Left Half Back O'Callaghan Mills
8 Jonathan Clancy Midfield Clarecastle
9 Nicky O'Connell Midfield Clonlara
10 Diarmuid McMahon Right Half Forward Kilmaley
11 John Conlon Center Forward Clonlara
12 Fergal Lynch Left Half Forward Clooney-Quin
13 Cathal McInerney Right Corner Forward Cratloe
14 Darach Honan Full Forward Clonlara
15 Conor McGrath Left Corner Forward Cratloe
No. Player Position Club
16 Donal Tuohy Goalkeeper Crusheen
17 Brendan Bugler Centre Back Whitegate
18 Domhnall O'Donovan Wing Back Clonlara
19 Cormac O'Donovan Midfield Clonlara
20 Colin Ryan Corner Forward Newmarket
21 Liam Markham Midfield Cratloe
22 Eamonn Glynn Corner Back Inagh/Kilnamona
23 Sean Collins Wing Forward Cratloe
24 Gerry Quinn Wing Back Corofin
25 Mark Earley Midfield Tubber
26 Camin Morey Full Forward Sixmilebridge
27 Cathal Chaplin Centre Back Broadford

Squad as per Clare vs Tipperary (Munster Semi Final 2011)[12]

Camogie

Camogie was established by County Secreatry Mick Hennessy of Clooney in 1934. Peggy Nagle of Ennistymon and Sheila Carroll of Lahinch revived the game in 1958. Notable players include All Star award winner[13] Catherine O'Loughlin, young player of the year winner Carina Roseingrave and Patricia Morrissey, junior player of the year award winner Maura McNicholas, Marjorie Griffin who won three medals with Antrim1945-47, and Clare Jones who captained Clare to the Junior All-Ireland title in 1981 and won five medals with Kilkanny 1986-1990. Under Camogie’s National Development Plan 2010-2015, “Our Game, Our Passion,”[14] five new camogie clubs are to be established in the county by 2015.[15]

Honours

  • All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship: 3
    • 1993, 1995, 1999

Gaelic football

Clare won their first Munster Senior Football Championship in 1917. Clare football's greatest day since then came in 1992 when they won the Munster Senior Football Championship by beating Kerry in the final before going down to Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. The county's Vocational Schools team have made it to 2 All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championship Finals, losing to Tyrone in 1970 and to Wicklow in 1983. Clare were the first All-Ireland Minor Football Championship winners in 1929.



Clare Football Panel 2011

Joe Hayes-Lissycasey Keith Ryan-Shannon Gaels Niall White-Doora-Barefield Laurence Healy-Ennistymon Gordon Kelly-Milltown Graham Kelly-Milltown John Hayes-Kilrush Martin McMahon-Kilmurray Ibrickane Shane McNeilis-Kildysart Dara Blake-Liscannor Dean Ryan-Éire Óg Barry Duggan-Cratloe Ogie Murphy-Cratloe Darren ONeill-Éire Óg Barry Hartnett-Meelick Kevin Harnett-Meelick Gary Brennan-Clondegad Ger Quinlan-OCurrys Conor Ryan-Cratloe Niall Browne-Two Mile House Michael Foran-OCurrys Cathal OConnor-Coolmeen David OBrien-Doora-Barefield Rory Donnelly-Cooraclare Diarmuid Daly-Corofin Alan Clohessy-Liscannor David Tubridy-Doonbeg Enda Lyons-Doora-Barefield David OConnor-St Brigids Adrian Cahill-Celbridge Timmy Ryan-Kilmihill Shane Brennan-Clondegad Ger Fannin-Doora-Barefield Michael O'Regan-Éire Óg

Honours

All-Ireland Championship
  • All-Ireland Senior B Football Championships: 1
    • 1991
Provincial Championship
Other
  • McGrath Cup: 11
    • 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Football All Stars (1)

  • 1 - Seamus Clancy 1992

Ladies Gaelic Football

  • All-Ireland Junior Ladies' Football Championship: 2
    • 1991, 1996
  • All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies' Football Championship: 3
    • 1991, 1994, 2009
  • All-Ireland Under-18 Ladies' Football Championship: 2
    • 1989, 1990
  • All-Ireland Under-16 Ladies' Football Championship: 4
    • 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994
  • Ladies' Football National league: 1
    • 2001
  • Ladies' Football National League Div 2: 4
    • 1990, 1991, 2000, 2008
  • Ladies' Football National League Div 3: 1
    • 2008

Club Championships

References

  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clare_GAA&action=submit#Hurling
  2. ^ "Clare complete fairytale triumph". Irish Times. 2009-09-14. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2009/0914/1224254474188.html. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Clare 0-15 0-14 Kilkenny". RTÉ Sport. 2009-09-13. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/0913/under21.html. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Clare win first ever Bord Gais Energy Munster U21 title". Hurlingworld.com. 2009-07-29. http://www.hurlingworld.com/pages/news/Details.aspx?id=78. Retrieved 2009-09-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Clare face player revolt over manager". RTÉ Sport. 2009-10-27. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/1027/clare.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Clare board behind McNamara". RTÉ Sport. 2009-10-28. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/1028/clare.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Clare hurlers remain opposed to McNamara". RTÉ Sport. 2009-11-03. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/1103/clare.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  8. ^ "McNamara to continue as Clare manager". Irish Examiner. 2009-11-11. http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/sport/mcnamara-to-continue-as-clare-manager-433832.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  9. ^ "Clare saga rolls on as McNamara digs in". Irish Times. 2009-11-11. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2009/1111/1224258554058.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  10. ^ "Clare facing meltdown". Irish Independent. 2009-11-11. http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/clare-facing-meltdown-1940205.html. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  11. ^ "Clare players set for Board talks". RTÉ Sport. 2009-11-17. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/1117/clare.html. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  12. ^ "Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-15". RTÉ Sport. 2010-06-07. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2010/0607/clare_waterford_report.html. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  13. ^ All-stars on camogie.ie
  14. ^ Irish Independent March 29 2010: Final goal for camogie
  15. ^ National Development Plan 2010-2015, Our Game, Our Passion information page on camogie.ie, pdf download (778k) from Camogie.ie download site

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