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Derbies galore following Clare SHC & IHC quarter-final draw

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*Craig Chaplin & Broadford will meet neighbours Sixmilebridge. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Two major local derbies are on the cards in the Clare SHC quarter-finals with some exciting clashes also in store for the Clare IHC last eight.

Reigning senior champions Sixmilebridge take on the current intermediate champions Broadford in an exciting local derby in the last eight of the Clare SHC in a game that will split families and be sure to cause fierce debate in the next fortnight.

After impressing with a comfortable win over Clooney/Quin at the weekend, Ballyea have been rewarded with a tough outing against Kilmaley who stuck four goals past Wolfe Tones.

O’Callaghans Mills caused an upset in overcoming Crusheen, once again they will go in as underdogs, this time they face Inagh/Kilnamona who have recorded victories against Clooney/Quin and Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Feakle will face an extended wait for their last eight outing. They will meet the winners of Cratloe versus Éire Óg.

In the intermediate quarter-finals, the clash of local rivals Tulla and Scariff is the pick of the round. Bodyke will have momentum from their weekend win over Clarecastle but face a much stiffer test in the guise of St Josephs Doora/Barefield. Tubber are paired against Sixmilebridge while Smith O’Briens will battle with the winners of Cratloe versus Corofin.

Clare SHC Quarter-Finals:
Inagh/Kilnamona v O’Callaghans Mills
Ballyea v Kilmaley
Broadford v Sixmilebridge
Feakle v Cratloe or Éire Óg

Senior B Quarter-Finals
Whitegate v Clarecastle
Crusheen v Clooney/Quin
Newmarket-on-Fergus v Wolfe Tones
Éire Óg or Cratloe v Clonlara

Clare IHC Quarter-Finals:
Bodyke v St Josephs Doora/Barefield
Scariff v Tulla
Sixmilebridge v Tubber
Smith O’Briens v Corofin or Cratloe

Junior A Hurling C’Ship
Play/Off
Ogonnelloe v Clooney/Quin
Éire Óg bye

Junior B Hurling Quarter-Finals:
Tulla v Whitegate
Smith O’Briens v Newmarket-on-Fergus
Banner v Corofin
Feakle v Meelick

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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