*Callum Hassett was among the new additions to the Clooney/Quin side this season. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CLOONEY/QUIN have laid the “foundations for a great development”, their senior coach has surmised following their exit from the race for the Canon Hamilton.
*Inagh/Kilnamona’s Aidan McCarthy is outnumbered as Éire Óg players swarm him in Cusack Park. DELIVERING A FOURTEEN point win over Inagh/Kilnamona has helped Éire Óg atone for their semi-final exit to the same opposition last season, the Ennis club’s manager has said.
*Shane O’Donnell controls the ball ahead of two Inagh/Kilnamona defenders. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Éire Óg exacted full revenge for last year’s semi-final defeat when brushing aside the crestfallen challenge of Inagh-Kilnamona in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
*Cathal O’Connor wins the ball in the air for Ballyea. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Holders Ballyea flexed their muscles to progress to a third successive Clare SHC semi-final in on Sunday afternoon.
*Brian Carey races from Ben O’Gorman. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Sixmilebridge maintained their perfect record when keeping neighbours Wolfe Tones at arm’s length throughout their quarter-final contest in Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening.
*Cathal McInerney controls the sliotar ahead of Colin Ryan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill It had to take a late brace of goals to finally rubber-stamp Cratloe’s first semi-final appearance in three years following a deserved derby victory over Newmarket-on-Fergus in Cusack Park on Saturday afternoon.
*Conor Cleary does his best to shake off Paraic Aherne. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ST JOSEPH’S MILTOWN are facing into a “do or die” relegation battle after falling to their fourth successive defeat of this year’s championship.
*Tadhg Lillis bursts past Micheál Murray and Eoin Cleary. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill DOONBEG’s senior football manager has hailed the effort of his charges after they retained their status in the top tier.
*Brandon O’Connell. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clondegad re-emphasised that there’s no substitute for experience as they eased into a first quarter-final in four years at the expense of a subdued St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
*David Tubridy gets past Eoin Cleary. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Doonbeg deservedly consolidated their senior status after finally shaking off St Joseph’s with an extra-time masterclass in Cooraclare on Saturday evening.