Looking Back

15 of Clare’s best sporting moments in 2013

It was a memorable year for the Banner County for a number of reasons.

1. Podge Collins’ incredible point against Cork

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2. Domhnall O’Donovan’s match-saving intervention in the All-Ireland final

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3. Ennis-based youngster Luke O’Dea making an impact with Munster

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4. Former Clare player Niall Gilligan hitting 1-6 at the ripe old age of 37, as Sixmilebridge won the county senior title

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5. Cratloe winning their first Clare SFC title and first Munster SFC club game in space of 24 hours

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6. Sean Hehir winning the Dublin Marathon

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7. Not to be outdone by their senior colleagues, the Clare Under-21 hurlers also made it a year to remember by winning the All-Ireland U21 title

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8. Keith Wood sticking up for BOD after he was dropped by the Lions

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9. Shane O’Donnell’s dream performance in the All-Ireland final replay

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10. And O’Donnell’s excellence proved the difference as they won the All-Ireland

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11. Marty’s ‘Oh Holy Moses’ moment perfectly captured the drama of the first final

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12. There was also a strong Clare influence, as Dublin won the Leinster title

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13. The Irish Taekwon-Do team, which placed second overall and secured 10 gold medals, had many Clare links, including gold-winning Louise McCagh and instructors Stephen Ryan and Adrian Byrne

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14. And the Clare hurlers were appropriately awarded at the All-Star awards

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15. As was Tony Kelly for his individual performances

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