*Naomi Carroll returned to club action for Banner Ladies. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

With one round of league games to go, three of the four semi-final places in the Clare ladies football senior championship have been filled.

Title holders Banner Ladies are unbeaten and have secured top spot. Kilmihil are through in second place while West Clare Gaels look like they will fill third spot.

The final quarter final spot rests between Kilmurry Ibrickane and Burren Gaels.
Kilmurry take on Kilmihil in thir final group games this weekend while Burren Gaels will play St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield and the outcome of these games will determine who will fill the final spot.

Share of the spoils a fair result

Kilmurry Ibrickane 3-5
West Clare Gaels 2-8
Venue: Pairc Naomh Mhuire, Quilty

Kilmurry-Ibrickane and West Clare Gaels played a thrilling draw at Quilty on Sunday last. The visitors held a six point advantage at half time when the score was 1-5 to 0-2 the first half goal having come from the impressive Fidelma Marrinan.

With Chloe Moloney in sparkling form in the second half Kilmurry fought back strongly and they had goals from Ellie Hanrahan (2) and Joanna Doohan while Grainne Marrinan ws the West Clare side’s goalscorer.

A share of the spoils was a fair result at the end of what was a cracking contest.
Chloe Moloney’s display is worthy of special mention given that she had helped Peamount United to victory over Shelbourne in the ladies national soccer league on the previous evening.

Easy for Kilmihil

Kilmihil 5-15
Cooraclare 0-2

Kilmihil had their expected comfortable win over Cooraclare on Sunday to maintain their strong challenge for honours.

The winner’s goals came from Ciara Coughlan, Becky Mahon, Edel McMahon, Michelle Madigan and Laura Egan

Banner remain unbeaten

Banner Ladies 2-12
Burren Gaels 1-4

Banner Ladies completed their league programme with a merited victory over Burren Gaels with their goals coming from the Ryan sisters, Aoibheann and Lisa.

In midweek they had scored a 2-10 to 1-7 win over Doora/Barefield helped by goals from Naoimi Carroll and Aoibheann Ryan.

Another win for Miltown

The race for the intermediate title also continued at the weekend when Miltown recorded another victory, defeating Doonbeg 2-10 to 0-9.

Fergus Rovers also kept up their strong challenge for honours with a 1-13 to 1-4 victory over Eire Og while Liscannor were 2-7 to 0-10 winners over Clooney/Quin.

Clooney/Quin’s Ciara Grogan. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

In the junior A championship Banner were 3-6 to 0-2 winners over Wolfe Tones while Clarecastle had a 2-9 to 0-9 win over Crusheen.

In junior B Fergus Rovers were 3-20 to 0-5 winners over Kilrush while Miltown had a 3-7 to 1-6 win over Burren Gaels.

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