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Clara GAA

Clara GAA (Irish: CLG Chláraigh[1]) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club situated in the small parish of Clara in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Focused mainly on hurling and camogie, the dominant sports in the county, Clara's greatest achievements to date are victories in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship in 1986[2] 2013,[3] and in 2015 they secured their third title.

Despite limited success at county level, Clara has produced several hurlers who have gone on to enjoy inter-county success with Kilkenny. Jim Langton was born in the area, a winner of All-Ireland medals in 1939 and 1947, and a place on the GAA Hurling Team of the Century chosen in 1984. More recently, Paddy Prendergast was a fixture in the Cats' defence in the 1970s and 1980s, winning three All-Ireland medals and three National Hurling League Medals. Harry Ryan played in the Kilkenny forward line in the 1980s, winning an All-Ireland medal in 1983. Lester Ryan is another all-Ireland winner, nephew of his namesake Lester Ryan who played with the Cats in the 1980s. Lester Ryan captained Kilkenny to All-Ireland Success in 2015. Shane Prendergast (son of Paddy Prendergast) was the captain of the Kilkenny Senior Team in 2016.

Clara is the only team in the county to have players chosen on both the hurling and camogie teams of the century - the aforementioned Jim Langton, and Liz Neary who won seven All-Ireland camogie titles with Kilkenny.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.logainm.ie/Viewer.aspx?text=chl%C3%A1raigh&streets=yes[bare URL]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Kilkenny SHC final: Ryan the toast of Clara - HoganStand".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Kilkenny SHC final: Ryan the toast of Clara - HoganStand".
  6. ^ "Clara pull off seismic shock". Irish Examiner. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Clara crown senior return with league win". Irish Examiner. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  8. ^ "All-Ireland club IHC final: Clara have too much for St Gabriels". Hogan Stand. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Clara cruise as Murphy strikes". Irish Examiner. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

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