Shane Clarke

Aisling Annacotty Topple Waterford Crystal to reach Munster Final

By Adrian Finnin / August 9, 2020 /

Aisling Annacotty reached the final of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon following a hard fought 3-1 victory over Waterford Crystal (AET). Shane Clarke, an own goal and a Conor Coughlan sent them through to face fellow Limerick District League Premier Division side Fairview Rangers in the decider. Annacotty began the game brightly and…

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LISTEN: O’Hanlon Delighted with Annacotty Appointment

By Adrian Finnin / May 23, 2020 /

New Aisling Annacotty manager Shane O’Hanlon is excited by the challenge of leading the club following his official appointment on Saturday afternoon. Speaking to Sporting Limerick upon his appointment, O’Hanlon said that both parties had been in discussions for a few weeks since his departure from former club Janesboro and Mike Aherne’s departure from Annacotty.…

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Limerick District League bow out of Oscar Traynor Trophy

By Adrian Finnin / December 9, 2019 /

Limerick District League’s interest in this season’s Oscar Traynor Trophy ended on Sunday following a 4-3 defeat to Kerry League at Mounthawk Park, Tralee. In poor conditions, Limerick had to claw their way back into the game on two occasions before eventually succumbing to a late goal. Shane Clarke (x2) and Kieran Hanlon were on…

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Aisling Annacotty edge Geraldines in FAI Thriller

By Adrian Finnin / October 19, 2019 /

Aisling Annacotty were victors in the FAI Junior Cup clash with Geraldines on Saturday but only after the thrilling encounter was settled by a sudden death penalty shoot-out. Many predicted that the game would be close but the game was full of drama, goals, cards and intensity. It was a great advert for Limerick junior…

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WATCH: Clarke enjoying new beginning at Aisling Annacotty

By Adrian Finnin / October 16, 2019 /

As the 2019/2020 junior soccer season begun, there weren’t many things we could be certain of. Outside of certain clubs challenging for league honours and gripes with referees, the Limerick District League can throw up some surprises. One of the biggest surprises was the departure of Shane Clarke from boyhood club Janesboro. The experienced striker…

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Grehan Selects First Oscar Traynor Trophy Squad

By Adrian Finnin / October 4, 2019 /

New Limerick District League Oscar Traynor Trophy manager John Grehan has selected his first squad ahead of the beginning of the tournament. Grehan will be assisted by Leon Casey-Ryan and player-coach Shane Clarke for the season. The former Limerick FC assistant manager takes over from Shane O’Hanlon and Aidan Ryan who led Janesboro Football Club,…

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Grehan and Sugrue appointed to Oscar Traynor managerial positions

By Adrian Finnin / September 29, 2019 /

Former Limerick FC assistant John Grehan and Janesboro coach Martin Sugrue have been appointed as Limerick District League Junior and minor Oscar Traynor managers respectively. A statement from Limerick District League reporter Pat Sheehan said; “The Oscar Traynor side will be managed by John Grehan assisted by Leon Casey-Ryan, both with Limerick FC experience. The…

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WATCH: Aherne Happy with “Great Result” Against Ballynanty

By Adrian Finnin / September 13, 2019 /

Aisling Annacotty manager Mike Aherne was pleased with the character shown by his side to defeat previously unbeaten Ballynanty Rovers in Annacotty on Thursday evening. Annacotty went ahead early on through the experienced campaigner Shane Clarke before being pegged back by an own goal and a brilliant solo effort from former Limerick FC man Connor…

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WATCH: Ryan passionately defends Janesboro Approach

By Adrian Finnin / August 28, 2019 /

Janesboro Football Club joint manager Aidan Ryan has hit back at critics of the “top four” clubs in Limerick following the shock departure of star striker Shane Clarke to Aisling Annacotty. Clarke broke the news to his boyhood club last week which took the whole junior soccer fraternity by surprise. Ryan paid a wholehearted tribute…

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LISTEN: Ryan praises Janesboro players following third league title

By Adrian Finnin / May 21, 2019 /

Janesboro Football Club were crowned PJ Matthews Premier League champions on Tuesday evening following a 0-2 away victory over Ballynanty Rovers at Limerick Institute of Technology. A superb free kick from captain Shane Clarke followed by a well worked Adrian Power goal was enough to see the ‘Boro through in a routine victory. The southside…

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