Council staff tog out for Ballyea

Council staff tog out for Ballyea


The Banner is getting behind Ballyea as they set off for Croke Park in search of All-Ireland glory.

Staff at Clare County Council’s Ennis headquarters togged out this morning to show their support for Ballyea Hurling Club and to wish them luck in tomorrow’s All Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Final.

Locals and business owners in Ballyea and over a wider area have gone all-out to decorate their homes and premises ahead of tomorrows big game. Now, staff at Áras Contae and Chláir have displayed their support for the team.

Hogan's Hereos performing live Ballyea Ballyea.

Posted by Clare FM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 The Clare side will be seeking to make history when they take on Cuala of Dublin at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.

Meanwhile, Clare FM broadcast a special pre-final programme live from Treacy’s West County Hotel last night while ‘Ballyea, Ballyea‘, a song penned by Clare FM Sports Editor Derrick Lynch, was performed on the night too.

The Ballyea flag outside Áras Contae and Chláir
Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.