28 September, 2013
Clare are the All Ireland Hurling Champions of 2013.
Patrick Donnellan lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup at the end of an incredibly dramatic game of hurling, which finished 5-16 to 3-16 in the Banner’s favour.
The undoubted man of the match is Eire Og’s Shane O’Donnell, who was drafted into the team on the morning of the game and scored 3-03. Clare’s final tally of 5-16 gave them a six-point win over Cork’s 3-16 to end a sixteen year wait to become All-Ireland Champions.
Clare have progressed to the All Ireland Under 21 Hurling final following a twelve point victory over Galway.
Just two points separated the sides at half time with the Banner men leading 0-05 to 0-03. Cathal “Tots” O’Connell goaled for the defending champions on the restart and from there the Donal Maloney and Gerry O’Connor managed side dominated, finishing with a final score advantage of 1-16 to 0-07. They will now meet Antrim in the final on September 14th after they pulled a big upset over Leinster champions Wexford in their semi-final. They held on to win by 2-15 to 1-16, becoming the first Ulster team to reach the final.
Wishing the best of luck to the Clare Lads in Croke Park in the All Ireland Semi Final on Sunday from all in Kilmurry…
In February 2013 Noel approached the School Board with an idea to assist with the School Extension Fundraising Project.
He proposed to raffle a Pedigree Limousin Calf (with surrogate cow). At first it took a bit of explaining to see what was involved. Once all was clear the board then instructed Noel to see how feasible the whole thing was and so the journey began.
Continue reading Noel Brings Pedigree Heifer Draw to Successful Conclusion.