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Clare Junior Panel 2008

1. Denise Lynch, Kilmaley
2. Aimee McInerney, Newmarket-on-Fergus
3. Siobhan Lafferty, Kilnamona
4. Cathy Hally, Wolfe Tones
5.Kate Lynch, Kilkishen
6. Dee Corcoran, Celbridge
7.Jane Scanlon, Clarecastle
8. Chloe Morey, Sixmilebridge
9. Deirdre Murphy, Clooney, Captain
10. Sh¾nagh Enright, Kilmaley
11. Laura Linnane, Athenry
12.Sharon McMahon, Newmarket-on-Fergus
13. Claire Commane, Corofin
14. Claire McMahon, Kilmaley
15. Carina Roseingrave, Kilnamona
16. Danielle Sheedy, Broadford
17. Amy Colleran, Clooney
18. Aoife Ryan, St. Vincent’s
 19. Aine O’Brien, Newmarket-on-Fergus
20. Aiveen O’Shea, Sixmilebridge
21. Aoife Griffin, Clarecastle
22. Fiona Lafferty, Kilnamona

Manager: Colm Hanley
Trainer: Eoghan Hanley
Selectors: John Nihil, Catherine O’Loughlin
Goalkeeping Coach: Ciaran McDonagh
Physio: Alan Meere


Deirdre Murphy, Captain , Clooney
Age 27. Went to College in NUIG, spent some time teaching before going to Australia and returning to get a job with the Camogie Association as Development officer for Munster.  She has spent 11years with the county. Intermediate All-Ireland with Clare in 1999. 2 Munster Junior, 3 Galway senior championships when she hurled with Davits. 2 Clare Intermediate Club titles
Most difficult opponent: Fiona Lafferty
Favourite hurler: Colin Lynch

Sharon McMahon,, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Age 22. A Primary school teacher in Clonlara.  Many underage titles with her club.   Sharon’s father in Seanie McMahon the inter county referee, Seanie took charge of the Munster Senior Camogie final earlier this year. Sharon’s mother Veronica was a member of the 1981 Junior All-Ireland winning team, Veronica represented the Ruan club. A Clare gymnastics champion in 2007  
Most difficult opponent: Patricia o’Grady
Favourite hurler: Paraic McMahon

Denise Lynch, Kilmaley
Age 24. Denise is a sales rep and is another long standing member of the team with 11years experience.  Denise has won the Puc Fada over the Cooley Mountains and won an Asbhourne Title in 2005. Also holder of 2 Munster Junior, 1 Intermediate Munster, National League Dv 2 and 2 Ashbourne Cup titles
Most difficult opponent: Claire McMahon
Favourite hurler: Colin Lynch

Jane Scanlon, Clarecastle
Age 24.  Jane a  Primary School Teacher. Again with 11 years on the panel and many club and county titles. 2 Munstr Junior titles, 2 Munster Intermediate, Div 2 League, 2 Junior Gael Linn, All-Ireland and Munster Colleges 99. 2 Club intermediate titles and many underage titles
Most difficult opponent: Laura Linnane
Favourite hurler: Anthony Daly

Siobhan Lafferty, Kilnamona
Age 21.  A trainee Accountant has four years in the panel has won county senior titles with club 3 years running and Munster Junior Club title last year.  A sister to Fiona. Enjoys powerwalking
Most difficult opponent: Claire McMahon
Favourite hurler: Damien Lafferty

Aimee McInerney, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Age 19.  A student in UL.  Captained Clare to Munster U16 honours in 2004.  Ashbourne Shield last year with UL. Captained Feile winning team. Div 2 League. Gael Linn. 2 Munster Intermediates, 4 Senior Club County, 3 Munster Clubs
Favourite hurler: Tommy Walsh

Kate Lynch, Kilkishen
Age 17.  A second level student in St. Joseph’s Tulla where she won All-Ireland honours in 2006. This is just her second year on the panel where she has been a regular. Kate was on the
U18 county team that won Munster title earlier in the year and made their way to the All-Ireland final where they were beaten by Kilkenny

Dee Corcoran, Celbridge
Age 28. An Agricultural Inspector in Dublin, played camogie with Truagh.  Has been 11years with the panel with many honours among them Ashbourne title in 2007 with UCD when she co-managed the team
Most difficult opponent: Deirdre Murphy
Favourite hurler: Colin Lynch, Joe Canning
Chloe Morey, Sixmilebrigde
Age 15.  A student in St. Caimin’s Shannon.  This is her first full year with the team making her way from water girl last year to a starting place this year.  Was part of the team that won the Intermediate Munster Title at the end of last year. Captained the u16 county team this year and played on the u18 team winning Munster honours this year. A most promising player for the future.

Aoife Ryan, St. Vincent’s
Age 25.  A Postgraduate Student  in Dublin originally from Newmarket-on-Fergus.  Many titles with county and club has served 8 years with the panel. Junior All-Ireland schools with Colaiste Mhuire, 2 Ashbourne Cups with UCC
Most difficult opponent:  Mairead Keane
Favourite hurler: Colin Lynch

Carina Roseingrave, Kilnamona
Age 18. One of the seven u18’s on the panel.  A student in St. Caimin’s secondary in Shannon this is her third year with the panel and has many honours with the club and county was on the Club winning team in Clare 2006 and 2007 winning Munster Club last year. Carina captained the Clare u18 team this year.

Fiona Lafferty, Kilnamona
Age 19. Sister to Siobhan at full back.  A dual player as she also represents the county at football.  A student in UL with many titles to her name again in Kilnamona winning team of last number of years. Aiming for London 2012 to compete in tennis doubles with sister Siobhan. Fiona already has Div 2 titles in camogie and football from earlier this year.
most difficult opponent: dad
favourite hurler: Cathal Lafferty

Aine O’Brien, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Age 18.  Another student of St. Caimin’s Shannon, going on now to UCG.  As one of the younger members of the panel has many honours with the club and added Munster Intermediate with panel last year. A member of this years successful u18 team.

Claire Commane, Corofin
Age 25. Training the young stars of the future at the moment with Primary School Coaching. Earned the player of the game in last years Junior All-Ireland Final. All-star nominee 2007
Most difficult opponent: Helen McMahon
Favourite hurler: Eoin Kelly(Tiperary)

Laura Linnane, Athenry
Age 23.  A teacher in St. Flannan’s.  Long term with county and played in All-Ireland club final last year scoring 4 points. U12 community games swimming silver medalist.
Most difficult opponent: Aine O’Brien(scariff)
Favourite hurler: Joe Canning.

Cathy Hally, Wolfe Tones
Age 35.  The longest serving member of the panel with 15years served.  Many honours with both Club and County has also been member of Gael Linn panels. Has munster Junior, Munster and All-Ireland Intermediate titles added to Div 2 and 3 league titles.

Aiveen O’Shea, Sixmilebridge
Age 16. Student in St. Caimin’s Shannon.  Won Munster U16 title last year.  U16 and U18 with Club and County and Munster titles with School. As did Aine O’Brien, Chloe Morey
A member of this years u18 team

Sh¾nagh Enright, Kilmaley
Age 17. Student in St. Flannan’s Ennis- which is beginning to assert its power as a camogie  school as it has done as a Hurling school, moving on now to NUIG.  Won Munster U16 title last year and was Clare’s highest scorer during the season with 4-45 to her tally. Another member of Clare’s successful u18 team this year
Fav Hurler: Joe Canning, Dan Shanahan
Fav Camogie Player; Laura Linnane

Claire McMahon, Kilmaley
Age 24. A doctor.  Sister to Diarmuid McMahon a Clare Senior Hurler. Many years with the county.  Winner of Ashbourne honours.
Most difficult opponent: Sinead Cahallan (Galway)
Favourite hurler: Diarnaid McMahon

Aoife Griffin, Clarecastle
Age 18. A student in St. Flannan’s Ennis, going on to UCG.  Club Intermediate winners last year.  A member of  Clare’s u18 team this year.

Amy Colleran, Clooney
Age 25. A Phd Student in NUIG.  Has served 6 years with the county many titles with club and county. Munster Intermediate and Div 2 title holder. Club intermediate titles with Clooney  
Most difficult opponent: Carina Roseingrave
Favourite hurler: Gerry O’Connor

Danielle Sheedy, Broadford
Age 19. A student at IT Tralee.  In her first season with the Junior panel was part of all underage county teams and won club intermediate with Broadford three years ago. Danielle was also on the u16 county team in 2005 that won the A title for the first time ever.
Most difficult opponent: Aimee McInerney
Favourite hurler: Colin Lynch

Manager: Colm Hanley, Wolfe Tones
Age 25. Second level teacher in Croom Community College.  In his second year with the County Junior team.  Has successfully coached St. Caimin’s to schools camogie success both within the county and Munster. Has won numerous county, provincial and All_Ireland hurling titles as a player and manager

Trainer: Eoghan Hanley, Wolfe Tones
Age 26. Second level teacher in Gort Community School. In his second year with Junior team.  Has been coach for Gort C.S. Senior Hurling team and had won 2 county and 2 provincial honours with them.
Won county and provincial titles as a player at both college and club level.  Is a qualified Munster Coaching Tutor.

John Nihil, Sixmilebridge
John is an experienced referee and this is his second year with the Junior team.  John has also been involved in many successful county hurling team managements. Managed Sixmilebridge to All-Ireland Club Title in 1995

Catherine o’Loughlin, Kilnamona
Bank official with AIB. This is Catherine’s first year involved with the Junior management as she just at the end of last year retired from intercounty playing.  Clare’s only Camogie All-Star.  Member of the 1986 team that won Junior title and the teams of 1991, 1995 and 1999 that won Intermediate titles. Still playing with her club and has County and Provincial titles with them.

Goal keeping coach: Ciaran McDonagh, Wolfe Tones
Has played at all levels of underage for Clare.  Is a coach at colleges and club level

Physio: Alan Meere, Clarecastle 
Scorers for Clare  
Carina Roseingrave 3-10
Claire McMahon 4-05
Deirdre Murphy 1-12
Claire Commane 0-06
Sh¾nagh Enright 0-04
Laura Linnane 0-04
Aine O’Brien 1-00
Sharon McMahon 0-02
Aoife Ryan 0-02

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