Take Three: Monday, 5 November

Talking Point
05 November 2012

O'Dwyer to work his magic in Clare?

The legendary Mick O'Dwyer made his first public appearance as Clare senior football manager at yesterday's Munster Club SFC clash between Dr Crokes and Kilmurry-Ibrickane.

The Waterville maestro must have been greatly encouraged by the battling performance produced by the Banner County champions.

They displayed commendable character in absorbing the set-back of conceding 1-1 to 'The Gooch' in the early stages to give the pre-match favourites a real scare.

Indeed, had Crokes goalkeeper David Moloney not been in inspired form then the end result could have been different.

Add in a sprinkle of the O'Dwyer magic and maybe, just maybe, exciting times might be in store for Clare football.

Support the Michaela Foundation

The GAA family came out in force to support the 'Match for Michaela' in Casement Park on Saturday evening.

18,662 turned up for the game between All-Ireland champions Donegal and an Ulster selection.

All funds raised will go towards 'The Michaela Foundation'. Earlier this year the foundation awarded three fresher students awards in Irish, Religious Education and General discipline to assist with their university fees while the inaugural Michaela Girls Summer Camp was held in July.

Plans are in the pipeline for 'The Michaela Centre' which will provide a hub for all the foundation's future activities at Glencull, Co. Tyrone.

Visit the website - themichaelafoundation.com - to find out how you can donate. The Match for Michaela special edition jersey is available to purchase online from oneills.com.

Thanks for the memories Sean Og

Sean Og O hAilpin brought the curtain down on his glittering intercounty hurling career last week.

Cork's 2005 All-Ireland winning captain was one of the GAA's top role models during his 16-year intercounty career.

His medal collection includes three All-Ireland senior medals as well as two Under 21 and minor All-Ireland honours.

He also featured in the 1999 All-Ireland SFC final defeat by Meath and represented Ireland in the International Rules.

Sean Og always led by example on the pitch and his talismanic-like presence will be sadly missed by the Rebel County.


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