Mixed fortunes for the Banner in National Leagues

Mixed fortunes for the Banner in National Leagues


Photo: Martin Connolly

Clare’s senior hurlers and footballers have managed to avoid relegation with one winning their play-off and despite the other losing out.

The Banner’s hurlers finished with a rally to beat Dublin with goals making all the difference.

Clare will continue to play in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling following their 3-18 to 0-19 win over Dublin.

In football, Clare lost out to Meath but the drawn outcome of the Cork V Down clash means the Banner have retained their spot in Division 2 of the National Football League.

Final score: Meath 3-19 Clare 1-13.


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.