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Steven Conway. Photograph: Sport Action Photography

Kilmaley and St Josephs Doora/Barefield remain as the only unbeaten hurling side in the county following the fourth round of the Clare Cup while reigning champions Feakle took another step in their bid to retain the league title.

Strong finish helps champions Feakle to victory

Feakle 1-22
Broadford 1-17
Venue: Feakle

Holders Feakle took another step towards retaining the Clare Cup title when they recorded their third win from four outings in this year’s title race last week, defeating Broadford in Feakle.

They came out with five points to spare despite having to play the last ten minutes with fourteen men after Shane McGrath saw red after picking up a second yellow card.

Feakle looked to be heading for a comfortable win when they led 0-15 to 0-7 at the interval.

Broadford had the better of the third quarter, scoring 1-8 without reply to lead by a point, 1-15 to 0-17. Broadford’s goal came from Paul Moloney.

Despite being a man short, Feakle had the better of the last ten minutes and they had their goal from substitute Ray Bane.

Feakle: Liam O’Connor; Oisin Clune, Evan McMahon, James Noonan; Ronan O’Connor, Killian Bane, Gary Guilfoyle; Eoin Tuohy, Con Smyth; Justin Nelson, Steven Conway, Enda Noonan; Oisin O’Connor, Oisin Donnellan, Shane McGrath

Subs: Ray Bane for O’ O’Connor; Fiachra Donnellan for E. Noonan;

Broadford: J. C McMahon; Davy Boland, Cathal Chaplin, Mark Moloney; Padraig Taylor, Darren Chaplin, Craig Chaplin; Diarmuid Moloney, Jack O’Brien; Diarmuid O’Brien, Sean Phelan, Paul Moloney; Stiofan McMahon, Shane Taylor, Oisin Kavanagh

Subs; Padraig Hickey for Bolnd (inj); Niall O’Farrell for S. McMahon; Cormac O’Brien for Craig Chaplin;

Referee: Joe Mullins, Clonlara

Ballyea on top in high scoring affair

Ballyea 4-19
Cratloe 3-16
Venue: O’Hehir Park, Cratloe

A high scoring tie at Cratloe saw visitors Ballyea account for the home side on Saturday afternoon.

Niall Deasy was in sparkling form contributing 3-12 on the day while Damian Burke, having his first game at this level in a number of years due to injury, was the team’s other goalscorer.

Ballyea got off to a blistering start but Cratloe fought back to within a point helped by a brace of goals from Riain Considine. The winners were four points clear at the interval.

Ballyea stretched their lead early in the second half but Cratloe fought back to within two, helped by a goal from Emmett Costigan whose long range delivery ended up in the net via the upright. However, Ballyea with Deasy hitting 1-7 in the second half, went on to record a merited win.

Ballyea: Barry Coote; Brian Casey, Peter Casey, Brian Murphy; James Murphy, Cian Meaney, Mark Crowe; Thomas Kelly, Stan Lineen; Damian Burke, Niall Deasy, Stephen Casey; Mossy Gavin, Martin O’Leary, Fergal Guinnane;

Subs: Brian Longe for Crowe; Daniel Kelly for Burke; Liam Crowe for S. Casey

Cratloe: Eoin Deegan; Emmet Costigan, David Collins, Damian Browne; Jake Higgins, Shane Neville, Jamie Costigan; Enda Boyce, Jack Donnelly; Kevin Danaher, Shane Gleeson, Luke Healy; Conor McGrath, Kyle Neylon, Rian Considine

Subs: Sam Sheedy for J. Costigan(inj); Oisin Collins for K. Neylon; Sean Ryan for Higgins; Barry Gleeson for Donnelly

Referee: Niall Malone Éire Óg

Easy win for Crusheen

Crusheen 4-14
Clooney-Quin 0-8
Venue: Crusheen

Crusheen easily accounted for Clooney-Quin when returning to winning ways on Saturday at their home venue.

Goals from Fergus Kennedy (2), Conor O’Donnell and Jamie Fitzgibbon steered Crusheen to their latest success, their third win from four outings in this league.

The winners held a four point advantage at the interval when the score was 2-4 to 0-6 before dominating the second period.

Crusheen: Alan Tuohy; Gavin O’Brien, Eanna McMahon, Mrk Perrill; John Brigdale, Ross Hayes, Diarmuid Mullins; Oisin O’Donnell, Luke Hayes; Cillein Mullins, Jamie Fitzgibbon, Sean Mhaoir; Breffni Horner Fergus Kennedy, Conor O’Donnell

Subs: Ian O’Brien for Brigdale; Murrough McMahon for C. O’Donnell; Luke Ketelaar for Mhaoir; Conor Hayes for G O’Brien; Glenn O’Sullivan for Horner

Clooney/Quin: Keith Hogan; Evan Maxted, Conor Grogan, Eoin Guilfoyle; Conor Harrisson, John Conneally, Dara Keogh; Trevor Lee, Jimmy Corry; Oisin Egan, Eoghan O’Brien, Callum Hassett; Ronan O’Donnell, Shane Harrisson, Michael Corry;

Subs; Ulick O’Sullivan for O’Donnell; Colm Cassidy for M. Corry; Ronan Harrington for Egan.

Referee: Chris Maguire, Wolfe Tones

O’Loughlin’s goal proves decisive

Clonlara 1-14
Sixmilebridge 0-14
Venue: Clonlara

A well contested game between Clonlara and Sixmilebridge ended in a one goal win for the home side on Saturday, Micheál O’Loughlin striking in the first half for the game’s only major.

The goal helped the winners to a five point lead at the half way point when the score was 1-10 to 0-8.

On a day when Ard Scoil Ris Croke Cup winning goalie Seimi Gully made his senior competitive debut in goal, the Donal Madden managed outfit held a slight advantage for much of the tie.

Clonlara: Seimi Gully; Paul McNamara, Garath Kennedy, Jathan McMahon; Cillian Fennessy, Dylan McMahon, David Fitzgerald; Cathal O’Connell, Colm O’Meara; Cian Moriarty, Conor Bourke, Sean Begley; Michael Stritch, Micheal O’Loughlin, Bryan McLeish.

Subs: Aidan Moriarty for M. Stritch; Tommy Walsh for B. McLeish

Sixmilebridge; Derek Fahy; Evan McInerney, Aidan Quilligan, Jordan Downes; Christy Carey, Seadna Morey, Conor Deasy; Brian Carey, Dylan Downes; Sean McNamara, Pa Mulready, Lorcan Fitzpatrick; David Kennedy, Tiernan Agnew, Brian Corry;

Subs: Colm Flynn for J. Downes; Luke O’Halloran for Corry; Seamie O’Connell for Agnew; Noel Purcell for D. Downes; Luke Keogh for Carey

Referee; Rory McGann, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Another brace of points for Kilmaley

Kilmaley 0-16
Inagh-Kilnamona 0-13
Venue: Inagh

Kilmaley remain unbeaten and on top of division 1 A after their fourth win in as many outings.

On Saturday they made the short journey to face their neighbours Inagh/Kilnamona at Inagh where they proved the more evenly balanced outfit.

They held a five point advantage at half time when the score was 0-11 to 0-6. They led all through but they will be a little disappointed that they didn’t find the net.

They had a few goal chances and did manage to breach Pa Kelly’s line on one occasion but Gearoid O’Grady’s effort was disallowed.

Kilmaley: Bryan O’Loughlin; Noel Casey, Colin McGuane, Martin O’Connor; Tommy Barry Aidan Griffey, Bradley Higgins; Brian Cahill, Eanna McMahon; Sean O’Loughlin, Mikey O’Neill, Tom O’Rourke; Joe Carmody, Daire Keane, Gearoid O’Grady.

Subs: Cian Moloney for Casey; Sean Ronan for McGuane; James Fitzpatrick for S. O’Loughlin

Inagh/Kilnamona; Pa Kelly; Jason Griffin, Damian Lafferty, Padraig Devitt; Seamus Foudy, Darren Cullinan, Shane Woods; Niall Mullins, Conor Tierney; Shane Rynne, Keelan Guyler, Keith Barry; Josh Guyler, David Mescsll, Evan McNamara.

Subs: Ronan Mescall for McNamara; Padraig O’Looney for K. Guyler;

Referee; Jim Hickey, Cratloe

Magpies take control after Éire Óg’s lively start

Clarecastle 2-18
Éire Óg 0-15
Venue: Clarecastle

Eire Og had the better of the opening exchanges in this Division 1B tie at Clarecastle last Wednesday, racing into an early three point lead.

Clarecastle got to grips with things ad after levelling at 0-5 each the home side went on to lead 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval.

The Magpies continued to hold the upperhand in the second half and emerged worthy winners on a day when Killian McDermott scored 1-4 from play while James Doherty finished with a similar tally, 0-4 coming from frees.

Rory O’Connell and Stephen o’Halloran each contributed 0-3 while Éire Óg’s top scorer was Darren McNamara with 0-6 while Oran Gilfoyle hit 0-3 with Michael Heneghan and Danny Russell each landing 0-2.

Clarecastle: Jonathan Grifffey; Hayden Starr, Pa Tuohy, Tommy Howard; David Tuohy, Darragh Healy, Colin Brigdale; Killian McDermott, Barry Morrissey; Stephen O’Halloran, Niall Galvin, Rory O’Connell; Conor Halpin, James Doherty, Jack Murphy

Subs; Kevin Hartigan for Galvin; Ronan Donnelly for Healy (inj); Eoghan Wallace for Starr; Patrick Kelly for Morrissey; Oisin Casey for Kelly

Éire Óg: Philly Walsh; Conor Kilcawley, Conor O’Halloran, Cillian Moroney;Niall McMahon, Danny Russell, Marc O’Donnell; Jack Lynch, Eoin Guilfoyle; David McNamara, Kevin Brennan, Oran Guilfoyle; Darragh Stack, Andrew McElwee, Michael Heneghan;

Subs; Cian Murphy for McElwee; Sean Mullooly for McNamara;

Referee: Andrew McMahon, Cratloe

Mills lay down a marker

O’Callaghans Mills 4-19
Newmarket-on-Fergus 1-19
Venue: Fr Murphy Memorial Park, Newmarket-on-Fergus

A strong second half showing proved decisive as O’Callaghans Mills accounted for Newmarket at Fr. Murphy Park in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Saturday.

The Blues despite being the poorer side held a three point half time advantage when the score was 1-15 to 2-9, the home side’s goal coming from Eoin Guilfoyle.

The winners had their two first half goals from Gary Cooney, returning to action after being out for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury. and Colin Crehan.

With the aid of a strong wind in the second half, the Mills took control and they had further goals from Conor Henry and Colm Cleary.

O’Callaghans Mills; Killian Nugent; Keith Donnellan, Conor Cooney, Ronan Kelly; Michael Cotter, Paddy Donnellan, Michael McMahon; Cormac Murphy, Sean O’Gorman; Gary Cooney, Brian Donnellan, Colin Crehan; Conor Henry, Jacob Loughnane, Colm Cleary

Subs: Aidan Fawl for McMahon; Sean Murphy for B. Donnellan; Adrian Flaherty for Murphy

Newmarket-on-Fergus: Ronan McCormack; Mark Delaney, James McInerney, Jack Enright; Sean O’Connor, Colin Guilfoyle, Niall O’Connor; John Fehilly, Páraic McMahon; Mikey McInerney, Éanna Crimmins, Stephen Casey; Eoin Guilfoyle, Peter Power, Liam Clancy.

Subs; Cian Foley for Casey (inj); Enda Barrett for S. O’Connor; Jack O’Connor for Fehilly

Referee: Fergal O’Brien, Broadford;

Spoils shared as Tones and Scariff get off the mark

Wolfe Tones 1-13
Scariff 1-13
Venue: Shannon

Wolfe Tones and Scariff were pointless going into this fourth round division 1 B tie at Shannon on Saturday.

On a day when both enjoyed periods of dominance, a share of the spoils resulted giving both their first points of the campaign but they remain in the bottom two positions on the table.

Wolfe Tones made the brighter start and helped by a Jamie Roughan goal they were 1-8 to 1-2 ahead at half time, Ronan Corry scoring the Scariff goal. Corry was his side’s top scorer on the day with 1-6 to his credit.

The Shannon side finished with fourteen men following the dismissal of centre back Daithi Lohan.
Wolfe Tones: Pa Freeman; David Ryan, Liam Murphy, Gary Cusack; Stephen Donnellan, Daithi Lohan, Luke Merrigan; Ben O’Gorman, Kevin McCafferty; Sean Costello, Jack Cunningham, Dylan Frawley; Dean Devanney, Jamie Roughan, Aaron Cunningham;

Sub: Liam O’Dwyer for Costello

Scariff: William Kavanagh; Cathal Madden, Michael Scanlan, Martin Cunningham; Scott Cairns, Shane Kavanagh, Eoin O’Grady; Tomas McNamara, Keelan Hartigan; Patrick Ryan, Ronan Corry, Michael Barrett; Fergus Madden, Sean Minogue, Tadhg Kavanagh;

Subs: Diarmaid Nash for C. Madden; Ross Horan for F. Madden; John Scanlan for T McNamara; Eoin Keehan for Cunningham;

Referee: Kieran Liddane, Sixmilebridge

Narrow win for Whitegate

Whitegate 1-17
Smith O’Briens 1-15
Venue: Whitegate

Whitegate recorded a narrow win over their neighbours, Smith O’Briens, Killaloe when the sides clashed at Whitegate in this Division 1B game on Saturday.

The home side held a one point lead at half time when the score was 1-8 to 1-5. Paul Burke was the Whitegate goalscorer while Tommy Reddan found the net for the visitors.

Whitegate: Andrew Fahey; Ciaran Quinn, Eoin Quirke, Dylan White; Brendan Bugler, Colm Madden, Ian Fahy; Conor McDermott, Conor Whelan; Danny Hynes, Thomas Holland, Thomas Hogan; Paul Burke, Ronan Hayes, Paddy Burke

Subs: Donal Burke for Hogan; Liam Sugrue for Quinn; Finn Madden for Holland

Smith O’Briens: Mark McInerney; Stephen Geraghty, David Gough, Cian Moloney; Dwayne Sheedy, Eddie Burke, Evan Connolly; Micheal Ryan, Mark O’Halloran; Cathal Stritch, Keith Stritch, Jason Monahan; Mikey O’Shea, Paddy Gough, Tommy Reddan

Subs: Pa Ahearne for O’Halloran; David O’Shea for Monahan; Mark Stritch for P. Gough.

Referee; Feargal Gray, Feakle

Another win for The Parish

St. Josephs Doora/Barefield 2-20
Tulla 2-12
Venue: Dr Daly Park, Tulla

St. Josephs Doora/Barefield made it three wins from three outings in Division 1B when they overcame Tulla on Saturday.

The home side had the better of the first half and led at half time by two points, 2-6 to 0-10, the goals coming from Ronan Molloy and Willie Halpin.

Tulla had the first point of the second half but from here on St. Josephs had the better of the exchanges and helped by goals from Conor Tierney and Matthew Power they dominated the cosing twenty minutes to secure victory.

St. Josephs Doora/Barefield: Evan Craven; Eoin Talty, Brian Clancy, Dara Nagle; Adam Mungovan, Darragh O’Shea, Dara McMahon; Brian Guilfoyle, David Conroy; Eoin Hanrahan, Cathal Ruane, Matthew Power; Conor Tierney, Bruce Pigott, Cian Barron

Subs: Eoghan Thynne for Pigott; Kevin Meaney for Gulfoyle; Jarlath Colleran for Mungovan

Tulla: Dan Vaughan; Kevin Conlon, Shane Hunt, Liam McInerney; Jimmy O’Gorman, Sean Torpey, Fergal Kearney; Dan Withycombe, David Meehan; Willie Halpin, Darragh Corry, Padraig Mulconry; Andrew Conheady, Niall Bolton, Ronan Molloy;

Subs: Colm McInerney for Conheady; Michael Ryan for Molloy; Sean O’Callaghan for O’Gorman

Referee: Kevin Corry, Sixmilebridge

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