*David Considine. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Inagh/Kilnamona remain the only unbeaten team in Division 1A of the FutureTicketing Clare Cup but they dropped their first point of the campaign on Saturday when they were held to a draw by Clooney/Quin.

In Division 1B, St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield remain unbeaten having had a point to spare over Tubber on Saturday. In the previous round they dropped their only point to date when they were held to a draw by Broadford.

Meanwhile Clarecastle lost their unbeaten run when they went down to Cratloe on Saturday.

The game between Wolfe Tones and Bodyke was deferred due to a bereavement in the Shannon club.

With three rounds remaining, the contest for places in the play-off stages is strong with a number of teams still very much in the running.

While there isn’t promotion and relegation this season, finishing positions, at the end of the round robin schedule of games, will determine the make up of the various divisions for next year’s leagues.

Hegarty’s equaliser keeps Inamona’s unbeaten run

Clooney/Quin 2-18
Inagh/Kilnamona 1-21
Venue: Clooney

Nine players shared in Clooney-Quin’s final tally as they drew with leaders Inagh/Kilnamona at Clooney on Saturday.

The visitors led by two points at half time when the score was 1-12 to 1-10, their goal having come from Darren Cullinan while Trevor Lee found the net for the home side.

The sides continued to be evenly matched throughout the second half when the home side’s second goal also came from Trevor Lee.

Fred Hegarty. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Freetaker Fred Hegarty top scored for Inagh/Kilnamona and his tally of 0-12 included the equalising score shortly before the final whistle.

David Considine was Clooney-Quin’s top scorer with 0-8 to his credit, four in each half and seven of the eight coming from placed balls.

Clooney/Quin; Cillian Duggan; Enda O’Halloran, Conor Grogan, Mike McNamara; Jimmy Corry, Darragh Keogh, P.J. McCarthy (0-2); Sam Scanlan (0-1), Trevor Lee (2-0); Dylan Cunningham (0-3), Oisin Egan, David Considine (0-8); Ulick O’Sullivan (0-1), Michael Corry (0-1), Dannan Fox (0-1);

Subs; Donagh O’Sullivan for M. Corry (inj); Martin Duggan (0-1) for D. Keogh; Fionn O’Gara for E. O’Halloran;

Inagh/Kilnamona; Eamonn Foudy; Padraig Devitt, Colin Shannon, Conor Rynne; Jason Griffin, Kevin Hehir, Brian Foudy; Seamus Foudy (0-1), Jamie Wynne (0-1); Fred Hegarty (0-12). Darren Cullinan (1-1), Keith Barry (0-1); Evan McNamara (0-1). Tom Barry (0-1) Gearoid Barry (0-2)

Subs: Ronan Mescall (0-1) for J. Wynne; Neil Hegarty for T. Barry; Cathal McConigley for J. Griffin

Referee: Jarlath Donnellan (Wolfe Tones)

Spoils shared in Clonlara

Clonlara 0-19
Newmarket 2-13
Venue: Clonlara

Two second half goals from Eoin Guilfoyle played a key part in helping Newmarket-on-Fergus earn a share of the spoils with Clonlara at the latter’s venue on Saturday.

At the end of an evenly contested opening half the home side led by the minimum margin, 0-8 to 0-7.

They stretched that lead to five early in the second half before Guilfoyle struck for his side’s first goal.

Clonlara responded well and stretched their lead again but Guilfoyle got in for an impressive second goal and from here to the finish it was score for score.

Peter Power, Seán Arthur and James Freeman were amongst the scorers for the Blues who introduced James McInerney for his first action of the season.

James McInerney made his first appearance of the Clare Cup for Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Eoin Begley top scored for the home side with 0-8 to his credit in a tie when they had eight different scorers.

Of concern was the loss of Colm Galvin to injury but they welcomed back Cathal O’Connell from injury and he got on the scoresheet in the second half.

Clonlara; Seimi Gully; Padraig Reddan, Jathan McMahon, Logan Ryan; David Fitzgerald, Dylan McMahon, Paraic O’Loughlin; Aidan Moriarty, Colm Galvin; James McCormick, Daniel Moloney, Colm O’Meara; Micheál Stritch, Conor Bourke, Eoin Begley;

Subs; Cathal O’Connell for Galvin (inj); Patrick Conlon for McCormick (inj)

Newmarket; Adam Enright; Conor McCarthy, Colin Guilfoyle, Eoin McInerney; Jack Enright, Liam O’Connor, Aaron Moroney; Sean O’Connor, Shane Lynch; Eoin Guilfoyle, Eanna Crimmins, James Freeman; Seán Arthur, Mikey McInerney, Peter Power;

Subs: Niall O’Connor for Moroney; Mark Delaney for E. McInerney; James McInerney for McCarthy;

Referee: Kieran Liddane (Sixmilebridge)

Boyce’s goal decisive

O’Callaghans Mills 1-18
Sixmilebridge 0-19
Venue: O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge

A goal from Sean Boyce at the death earned O’Callaghans Mills victory over neighbours Sixmilebridge at O’Garney Park on Saturday.

The visitors who had their first win of the campaign in the previous round when they accounted for Clonlara, led by two points at the interval on Saturday.

Seven players shared in the winner’s tally with goalscorer Seanie Boyce their leading marksman, his goal having come following a long range free from goalkeeper Killian Nugent.

Sean Boyce. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Alex Morey top scored for the home side with 0-11 to his name in a tie in which eight of their players got on the scoresheet.

O’Callaghans Mills; Killian Nugent; Keith Donnellan, Conor Cooney, Gerry Cooney; Michael Cotter, Aidan Fawl, Niall McNamara; Michael McGrath, Darragh Moroney; Stevie Donnellan, Aidan O’Gorman, Fionn Hickey; Seanie Boyce, Cormac Murphy, Colm Cleary;

Subs; Sean O’Gorman for N. McNamara; Bryan Donnellan for M. McGrath; Michael McMahon for F. Hickey; Cathal Lenihan for M. Cotter

Sixmilebridge; Mark Sheedy; Leon Kelly, Barry Fitzpatrick, Seamus O’Connell; Dara Fitzgerald, Jamie Shanahan, Conor Deasy; Sean Macnamara, Brian Carey; Dylan Downes, Alex Morey, Lorcan Fitzpatrick; Brian Corry, Paul Corry, David Kennedy;

Subs: Shane Golden for J. Shanahan; Ronan Tuohy for McNamara; Colm Flynn for B. Corry; Jack Corry for P. Corry;

Referee: Aaron Hogg (Clonlara)

Crusheen take control in third quarter

Crusheen 3-15
Scariff 1-17
Venue: Crusheen

After a disappointing start to the campaign in which they lost their opening three games, Crusheen have bounced back with two wins from their last three outings.

Scariff’s defeat on Saturday was their second loss in a row and they will have to step up a gear if they are to gain points in their remaining three games which will see them away face Clonlara, Newmarket-on-Fergus and Inagh-Kilnamona.

Scariff’s Daniel Treacy under pressure from Breffni Horner. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Breffni Horner led the way for Crusheen on Saturday with a tally of 2-8 on the day with Fergus Kennedy adding 1-3 as they got the upperhand in the second half.

Full forward Sean Minogue scored Scariff’s goal in a tie which saw the teams level at 1-7 each at half time.

For the second week in a row, Scariff struggled in the third quarter when Crusheen piled on the pressure to take a commanding lead which steered them to victory.

Crusheen: David Kearney; Ciaran O’Doherty, Gavin O’Brien, Roan Ketalaar; Cathal Dillon, Tadhg Dean, Jamie Fitzgibbon; Cillein Mullins, Ian O’Brien; Luke Ketalaar, Conor O’Donnell, Oisin O’Donnell; Glenn O’Sullivan, Fergus Kennedy, Breffni Horner;

Subs; Cian Fogarty for O’Doherty; James O’Sullivan for I. O’Brien; O’Doherty for T. Dean

Scariff: William Kavanagh; Conor Moloney, Michael Scanlan, Seamus McCaul; Daniel Treacy, Diarmaid Nash, Jack Ryan; Tomas McNamara, Conor Downes; Michael Barrett, Fergus Madden, Patrick Crotty; Paddy Ryan, Sean Minogue, Ben Sweeney;

Subs: Rory Ryan for Minogue; Eoin Keehan for McCaul; Sean Collins for McNamara; Rossa Keehan for F. Madden; Colin O’Grady for Sweeney

Referee; Kevin Corry (Sixmilebridge)

A blistering third quarter from Feakle

Feakle 0-23
Scariff 1-13
Venue: Scariff

Feakle completed round five in this season’s Clare cup, division 1 A hurling league with victory over their neighbours and rivals Scariff at the latter’s venue last Sunday evening.

Not for the first time, Shane McGrath led the way on the scoreboard contributing a dozen of his side’s points.

After an evenly contested first half the sides went to the break on level terms at 0-7 each.

The decisive period was the third quarter which was dominated by the winners who hit seven points in the eight minutes after the break, the first three of which came from Shane McGrath.

The visitors had pushed further ahead before Shane Kavanagh found the net from a penalty for the home side, a score that gave them a glimmer of hope of getting back into contention.

However, Feakle maintained control and ran out deserving winners on the day to earn the bragging rights over their great rivals.

Feakle: Liam O’Connor; Eoghan Daly, Evan McMahon, Enda Madden; Cillian Bane, Eoin Tuohy (0-1), Oisin Clune; Enda Noonan, Shane McGrath (0-12); Stephen Conway (0-3), Oisin Donnellan (0-3), Martin Daly (0-2); Patrick Daly (0-1), Fiachra Donnellan (0-1), Owen McGann

Subs: Justin Nelson for E. \Madden; Conor Tuohy for O. Clune

Scariff; William Kavanagh; Conor Moloney, Michael Scanlan, Eoghan Keehan; Scott Cairns, Diarmuid Nash, Shane Kavanagh (1-1, 1-0 penalty); Tomas McNamara, Conor Downes; Michael Barrett, Fergus Madden (0-1), Ben Sweeney (0-7, 5); Paddy Ryan (0-2), Sean Minogue (0-1), Eanna O’Brien;

Subs: Jack Ryan for T. McNamara; John Scanlan (0-1) for E. O’Brien; Sean Collins for C. Moloney; Colin O’Grady for M. Barrett.;

Referee: Kevin Corry (Sixmilebridge)

Cratloe dominate second half

Cratloe 3-21
Clarecastle 1-16
Venue: Clarecastle

Nine points down with five minutes remaining in the opening half, Cratloe looked to be in serious trouble in this division 1B tie at Clarecastle on Saturday.

There were eight points between the sides when the half time whistle sounded with the score at 2-11 to 1-6 and the odds clearly pointed to another win for hitherto unbeaten Clarecastle.

Cratloe stormed into the contest in the third quarter and at the three quarter stage they had drawn level with the score now at 2-13 each. Points were exchanged twice in the next few minutes but scores from Enda Boyce and Podge Collins followed by a Cathal McInerney goal after he won possession from a Podge Collins delivery gave the visitors the upperhand and they quickly added two more points to open a seven point lead with the game inside the final five minutes.

Podge Collins. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

The contribution from experienced players such as Conor Ryan, Enda Boyce who landed 0-3 from wing back in the second half, Podge Collins, Cathal McInerney and their top scorer Rian Considine who contributed 1-11, were crucial to this win.

Cratloe: Eoin Deegan; Rian McNamara, Sean Collins, Sean Ryan; Caimin Deegan, Conor Ryan, Enda Boyce (0-3); Daithi Collins (0-1), Eoin Carey (0-1); Sean Gallagher, Podge Collins (0-2), Kevin Danagher; Rian Considine (1-11), Cathal McInerney (1-2), Jake Moylan (1-1);

Subs; Damian Browne for S. Collins; Jack Donnelly for K. Danagher; Jack Manley for S. Ryan

Clarecastle; Fionn Morgan; Rory Donnelly, Cillian Casey, Dara Crimmins; Niall Brigdale, Stephen O’Halloran, Eoin O’Connell; Rory O’Connell (0-3), Evan Price; Conor Halpin (2-2), Darragh Healy (0-4), Oisin Whelan (0-2); Josh Brack, James Doherty (0-2), Jack Hayes (0-1);

Subs; Luke Ahern for R. Donnelly; Killian McDermott for D.Cremins; Paul O’Connell (0-1) for J. Hayes; Oisin Casey (0-1) for Brack

Referee: Joe Mullins (Clonlara)

Corofin return to winning ways

Corofin 1-18
Ballyea 0-19
Venue: Páirc Finne, Corofin

A strong first half showing steered Corofin to this win over Ballyea at Corofin on Saturday. At the break the winners held a nine point advantage, 1-13 to 0-7 and while they will be somewhat concerned at the fact that they only managed five points in the second half, they will be happy at the manner in which they bounced back from their loss to Cratloe last time out.

The introduction of James Murphy allied to the switch of Jack Browne to centre back and Gearoid O’Connell to midfield played a big part in Ballyea’s strong second half showing.

Gearoid Kelly. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

Gearoid Kelly top scored for the winners with 1-9 to his credit, all but a point of which came from frees, the goal coming from a penalty when he was fouled after a great run from Gearoid Cahill. Cahill and his brother Diarmuid contributed 0-3 each.

Substitute James Organ, fresh from his campaign with the Clare under 20’s, contributed 0-2 after his introduction for the injured Kevin Keane.

Mossy Gavin, Martin O’Leary, Jack Browne and Cathal O’Connor were amongst the scorers for Ballyea.

Corofin: Liam Corbett; Marc O’Loughlin, Damian O’Loughlin, Colin Fitzgerald; Eoin Fitzgerald, Killian O’Connor, Sean O’Brien; Gearoid Kelly, Gearoid Cahill; Micheál Duffy, Diarmuid Cahill, Cillian Clancy; Shane O’Brien, Kevin Keane, Killian McGroary;

Subs; James Organ for Keane (inj.), Eoin Davoran for E. Fitzgerald; Gearoid Hanrahan for C. Fitzgerald; Caoimhinn O’Donovan for Clancy;

Ballyea; Oisin Griffin; Evan Flynn, Brian Longe, Niall Carigg; Eoin Kennedy, Gearoid O’Connell, Cian Meaney; Cillian Gavin, Daniel Costelloe; Cathal O’Connor, Jack Browne, Dara Moylan; Eoghan Donnellan, Mossy Gavin, Martin O’Leary

Subs: James Murphy for Longe; Darragh O’Neill for Carigg; Dylan Killoughery for Moylan; Aonghus Keane fort Kennedy; Ciaran Connolly for Costelloe

Referee: Ger Hoey (Killanena)

Last minute winner for Doora/Barefield

St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield 0-20
Tubber 0-19
Venue: Tubber

St. Josephs struck for a last minute winner from a penalty by Davy Conroy in this clash with Tubber at the latter’s venue on Saturday.

This was a well contested tie which saw little between the sides throughout. Both sides had a good spread of scorers on a day when the lead changed hands on a number of occasions.

David Conroy. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Davy Conroy top scored for the winners with 0-11 on the day while there was a good spread of scorers for the home side with Lorcan O’Grady, Patrick O’Connor, Clive and Blain Earley, Domhnall McMahon, Joe Clancy and the Dunfords getting on the scoresheet.

The return of Senan Dunford following injury and his involvement with the Clare under 20’s is a big boost to the North Clare club.

St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield: Conor Nash; Adam Mungovan, Fionn Kelleher, Francie Meaney; Darragh McMahon, Alan O’Neill, Mark O’Connor; Ian Williams, Darragh O’Shea; Eoin Burke, Davy Conroy, Eoghan Thynne; Niall Talty, Cian Barron, Eoin Lahiffe;

Subs: Senan Crosbie for I.Williams; Conor Daly for E Thynne; Padraig O’Donovan for N. Talty; Michael Nash for D. O’Shea; Donal O’Halloran for E. Lahiffe

Tubber; Ronan Taaffe; Emmett Quinn, Fergal O’Grady, Joey Droney; James Howard, Ronan Monahan, Cathal Droney; Patrick O’Connor, Blain Earley; Darragh O’Connor, Domhnaill McMahon, Lorcan O’Grady; Oscar Dunford, Mark Earley, Joe Clancy;

Subs: Clive Earley for M. Earley; Senan Dunford for D. O’Connor

Referee: John Bugler (Whitegate)

Broadford maintain strong challenge

Broadford 2-21
Whitegate 0-11
Venue: Glenomra Park, Broadford

Broadford maintained their strong challenge for a place in the play off stage of the Clare Cup with this victory over Whitegate in division 1 B, round six at Glenomra Park in Broadford last Sunday.

The teams were evenly matched throughout the opening half at the end of which they were on level terms at 0-8 each.

The loss of Conor McDermott due to injury proved a big blow to Whitegate who struggled after he had to leave the action.

Goals from Darren Chaplin and substitute Donie Whelan saw the home side take control after the break and they went on to record a comfortable victory with Craig Chaplin emerging as their top scorer with 0-11, seven coming from frees while Stiofan McMahon landed 0-5 from play.

Broadford: Roy Duffy; Cian Crimmins, Davy Boland, Damian Keniry; Padraic Taylor (0-1), Sean Phelan, Cian Mulqueen; Mark Moloney (0-1), Eoghan Donnellan (0-1); Craig Chaplin (0-11, 7 f), Darren Chaplin (1-0), Diarmuid O’Brien (0-2); Stiofan McMahon (0-5), Paul Moloney, Oisin Kavanagh;

Subs: Conor O’Donnell for Phelan (inj.); Donie Whelan (1-1) for P. Moloney; Diarmuid Whelan for O. Kavanagh; T.J. Dillon for D.Keniry (inj.);

Whitegate; Andrew Fahey; Ciaran Quinn, Finn Madden, Dylan White; Ian Fahy (0-1), Conor McDermott, Daniel Tuohy; Mikey Bogenberger (0-1), Kalum Fahy (0-6, 4f) ; Liam Murray, Michael Heffernan (0-1), Harry Bogenberger; Mark Buglers, Ronan Hayes (0-1), Paddy Burke (0-1);

Subs: Luke Solan for McDermott (inj); Max Bogenberger for M. Bugler;

Referee: Joe Mullins (Clonlara)

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