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Morning Focus Monday September 30

Clare are the All Ireland Hurling Champions of 2013

Patrick Donnellan lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup at the end of an incredibly dramatic game of hurling, which finished 5-16 to 3-16 in the Banner's favour
The undoubted man of the match is Eire Og's  Shane O'Donnell, who was drafted into the team on the morning of the game and scored 3-03
Clare's final tally of 5-16 gave them a six-point win over Cork's 3-16 and saw captain Patrick Donnellan become the first Clareman to lift the Liam McCarthy Cup in sixteen years

The Afternoon Show - Friday September 27th 2013

Joining Clare FM’s Máire Moynahan on today’s Afternoon Show was Peter O’Connell from The Clare Champion and Brian Flynn from The Late Train to discuss tomorrow’s All Ireland Replay. The All-Ireland clash of Cork and Clare was a thrilling affair that ended in a last-minute draw three weeks ago - so are we in for another cracker at Croker this weekend?  The Clare side to start tomorrow remains unchanged from their first outing – with no injury concerns, Davy and his selectors have held faith with the side that drew against the Rebels three weeks ago.

Morning Focus Friday September 27

Clare's Senior Hurlers take on Cork in the All Ireland final replay tomorrow afternoon in Croke Park

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined in studio by former Clare hurler and Team of the Eighties member John Callinan and Mark Landers, former Cork Senior Hurling Captain and Frank Lohan, former Clare Hurling great to discuss tomorrow's game and predict how it's going to go.

Bingo 27th September

There was no winner of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 400euro

It is week 7 and we are playing off the Yellow page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

49 18 31 41 16 4 50 35 54 36

If you have managed to fill a panel with those numbers, call 065 6828966 before 8pm tonight and you could win or share in today’s prize. If you are a winner, please keep your book until we verify the details.

The Afternoon Show - Thursday September 26th 2013

On The Afternoon Show today Máire spoke to Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland about the controversy surrounding Arthur’s Day.

Morning Focus Thursday September 26

Road works on the N18 Shannon to Limerick Road have been causing delays in recent days as surface rehabilitation works are carried out between Bunratty and Hurlers Cross
For those of you who have been experiencing delays in your morning or evening commute the bad news is the disruption will continue until Christmas, but the good news is that according to the NRA it will all be worthwhile given the improvements expected after the work is done

On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Sean O'Neill of the National Roads Authority to get more details.

Bingo 26th September

There were two winners of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro. Congratulations to Patrick Crowe from Ruan who purchased his book from Hogan’s Ennis, and Anthony Connelly from Scariff who purchased his book from Whelan’s Killaloe.  Each win 100 euro

It is week 7 and we are playing off the pink page of your book – and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

14 84 26 11 8 1 59 81 38 39

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday September 25th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Máire featured an interview with Brian McCormack, who lives in Kilkishen and Tajudeen Busari from Nigeria. In 2010 Brian and Tajudeen undertook a 5 week long trip to Tajudeen’s native Nigeria in a bid to locate the grave of Brian’s father.  Brian’s father – Bryan had been working in the country in the but shortly after his arrival there in the early 1950’s his family received word that he had died.  The family were not informed how or why he had passed away.

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday September 24th 2013

Today’s Afternoon Show came to you live from the 82nd National Ploughing Championships 2013. Joining Máire in the Clare FM stand was Eddie Punch, Cratloe farmer from the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association. They discussed the major issues facing Clare farmers at the moment and spoke about the importance of the Ploughing Championships in terms of networking, education and t