*Seamus Foudy got Inagh/Kilnamona’s goal in the opening half. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

DESPITE the inclement weather at the weekend, round three in the FutureTicketing Clare concluded with Inagh/Kilnamona at the top of the Division 1A table after recording their third successive victory.

Kilmaley collected their first win of the campaign with victory over Crusheen while Clonlara, Clooney/Quin and Sixmilebridge all picked up their second wins of the campaign.

In Division 1B, Clarecastle and St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield share top spot with three wins each and they are a point ahead of Cratloe who have two wins and a draw from their three outings to date

First points for Kilmaley

Kilmaley 0-15
Crusheen 1-11
Venue: Crusheen

Pointless from their opening two games, Kilmaley and Crusheen clashed in round 3 of the Clare cup (division 1 A) at Crusheen on Thursday evening desperately needing a win.

At the end of a tie played in difficult conditions, the visitors were a point in front having led by six at the half way point.

Michael O’Malley lined out with the winners for his first game in this campaign and he finished as their top scorer with 0-5 to his credit in a tie in which seven players shared in their final tally.

Michael O’Malley. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

As the third quarter drew to a close, Crusheen struck for the game’s only goal when Conor O’Donnell converted a penalty to cut the winner’s lead to three.

The winners outscored the home side by a point in the next ten minutes and they led by four inside the final ten but a strong finish from Crusheen closed the gap to the minimum.

However time wasn’t on their side and Kilmaley held on for victory.

Kilmaley: Bryan O’Loughlin; Joe Casey (0-1), Aaron Moloney, Noel Casey; Cian Neylon, Daire Keane Tommy Barry (0-1); Joe Carmody (0-3). Sean Crowley; Thomas McGuire, Michael O’Malley (0-5, 2f) Tom O’Rourke (0-2); Diarmuid Cahill, Conor Neylon, Colm Killeen (0-2);

Subs; James McGuire (0-1) for Thomas McGuire; Kevin McNamara for Conor Neylon; Darragh McMahon for D. Cahill;

Crusheen: Murrough McMahon; Mark Perrill, Tadhg Dean, Ciaran O’Doherty; John O’Sullivan, Gavin O’Brien, Jamie Fitzgibbon; Cilléin Mullins, Ian O’Brien; Gerard O’Grady (0-1), Conor O’Donnell (1-4, 1-0 penalty), Luke Ketalaar; Oisin O’Donnell (0-3, 1f) Fergus Kennedy, Breffni Horner (0-3, 1f);

Subs; Cathal Dillon for J. O’Sullivan; Roan Ketallar for Horner;

Referee: Niall Malone (Éire Óg)

Clonlara in control

Clonlara 1-16
Feakle 0-8
Venue: Feakle

Micheál Stritch scored Clonlara’s goal as the South-East Clare outfit scored a comfortable victory over Feakle on Saturday.

The foundation for the win was laid in the opening half at the end of which the winners were 1-10 to 0-3 in front against a Feakle side that was short a number of regulars. Clonlara played with the aid of a strong wind in that opening half.

Jathan McMahon. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Despite having to face the elements after the break, the winners continued to hold the edge and they outscored the home side 0-6 to 0-5 with Cathal O’Connell hitting some impressive scores from placed balls.

Clonlara; Séimí Gully; Logan Ryan, Jathan McMahon, Michael Clancy; Colm Galvin, Dylan McMahon, James McCormick; Aidan Moriarty, Cian Moriarty; Micheál O’Loughlin, Daniel Moloney, Cathal O’Connell; Micheál Stritch, Conor Burke, James Carmody;

Subs: Eoin Begley for Burke; Eoin Meehan for J. McMahon; Padraic Campbell for M O’Loughlin; Padraic Reddan for C. Moriarty; Shane Corbett for Carmody

Feakle: Liam O’Connor; Conor McGann, Evan McMahon, Enda Madden; Conn Smyth, Cillian Bane, Eoin Tuohy; Enda Noonan, Conor Tuohy; Oisin Donnellan, Patrick Daly, Martin Daly; Fiachra Donnellan, Gary Guilfoyle, Raymond Bane

Subs: Ger Hanrahan for C Bane; Eoin O’Connor for R. Bane; Eoin McGuinness for F. Donnellan; Justin Nelson for P. Daly

Referee: Jarlath Donnellan (Wolfe Tones)

Clooney/Quin edge tight affair

Clooney/Quin 0-18
O’Callaghans Mills 0-14
Venue: Hamilton Park, Kilkishen

A strong finish from Clooney/Quin proved decisive as they overcame the challenge of O’Callaghans Mills on Saturday.

O’Callaghans Mills led by the minimum margin at half time when the score was 0-10 to 0-9. The second half had just resumed when David Considine levelled for the visitors.

The sides, both of whom were short some regulars, continued to be evenly, matched throughout the second half and they were on level terms with just over five minutes remaining.

Jimmy Corry. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

David Considine converted some good frees and he finished with 0-7 to his credit. Others to get on the scoresheet included Ulick O’Sullivan, Trevor Lee, Dylan Cunningham, Sam Scanlon and Darragh Keogh.

Clooney/Quin: Cillian Duggan; Enda O’Halloran. Shane McNamara, Cillian O’Gara; Darragh Keogh, John Conneally, Conor Grogan; Jimmy Corry, Donagh O’Sullivan; David Considine, Sam Scanlon, Trevor Lee; Dylan Cunningham, Ronan O’Donnell, Ulick O’Sullivan;

Subs: Mike McNamara for D. O’Sullivan; Michael Corry for R. O’Donnell; Gary Hogan for J. Corry; Eoin Guilfoyle for M. McNamara(inj)

O’Callaghans Mills: Killian Nugent; Sean O’Gorman, Conor Cooney, Gerry Cooney; Pat Donnellan, Aidan O’Gorman, Michael Cotter; Eoin McInerney, Cathal McNamara; Fionn Hickey, Michael McGrath, Cormac Murphy; Sean Murphy, Sean Cotter, Sean Boyce;

Subs: Colm Cleary for S. Murphy; Niall Melody for S. O’Gorman; Niall McNamara for P. Donnellan;

Referee: Fergal O’Brien (Broadford)

Bridge pull away in second half

Sixmilebridge 2-15
Scariff 0-10
Venue: Scariff

Sixmilebridge returned to winning ways following their second round loss to Newmarket-on-Fergus when they put in a strong second half performance to overcome Scariff at the latter’s venue on Saturday morning.

David Kennedy. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Home side Scariff held a two point advantage at half time when the score was 0-7 to 0-5. The winners took full advantage of the elements in the second half and goals from substitute David Kennedy and Brian Corry saw them take control and run our worthy winners with Alex and Caimin Morey and Jack Corry amongst their point scorers.

Sixmilebridge: Derek Fahy; Oisin Breen, Barry Fitzpatrick, Leon Kelly; Dara Fitzgerald, Jamie Shanahan, Noel Purcell; Colm Flynn, Ronan Tuohy; Lorcan Fitzpatrick, Caimin Morey, Paul Corry; Brian Corry, Alex Morey, Jack Corry;

Subs: Sean Macnamara for Tuohy; David Kennedy for J. Corry

Scariff: William Kavanagh; Conor Moloney, Michael Scanlan, Eoghan Keehan; Diarmaid Nash, Daniel Treacy, Sean Collins; Scott Cairns, Conor Downes; Shane Kavanagh, Fergus Madden, Michael Madden; Eanna O’Brien, John Scanlan, Tadhg Minogue;

Subs: Sean Minogue for J. Scanlan; Paddy Ryan for M. Barrett; Jack Ryan for S Collins (inj); Ross Keehan for T Minogue; Colin O’Grady for E. O’Brien

Referee: Fearghal Gray (Feakle)

Inagh/Kilnamona extend winning run

Inagh/Kilnamona 1-15
Newmarket-on-Fergus 2-8
Venue: Fr Murphy Memorial Park, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Seven players got on the scoresheet as Inagh/Kilnamona continued their winning run with victory over hitherto unbeaten Newmarket-on-Fergus.

The Mid Clare outfit had the better of the first half exchanges and this helped them to a seven point lead at the interval when the score was 1-9 to 0-5, the goal having come from midfielder Seamus Foudy.

Newmarket-on-Fergus fought back in the second half helped by two goals from Eanna Crimmins but try as they did they were unable to overtake the visitors who recorded a merited victory.

Inagh/Kilnamona; Eamonn Foudy (0-1); Conor Rynne, Colin Shannon, Cathal McConigley; Keith White, Jason McCarthy, Ricky Wynne; Seamus Foudy (1-2), Jason Griffin (0-2); Evan McNamara, Darren Cullinan, Keith Barry (0-1); Ronan Mescall (0-2), Thomas Barry (0-3), Fred Hegarty |(0-4);

Subs; Gerry Coote for E McNamara; Gearoid Barry for K. White; Cathal Ryan for J. Griffin;

Newmarket; Padraic Guilfoyle; Conor McCarthy, Colin Guilfoyle, Stephen Casey; Niall O’Connor, Liam O’Connor Mark Delaney; Shane Lynch, Eoin Guilfoyle (0-2); James Power (0-1), Sean Arthur, James Freeman; Eanna Crimmins (2-1), Noel Frawley, Peter Power (0-4);

Subs; Eoghan McInerney for M. Delaney; Paudie McMahon for S. Arthur; Aaron Moroney for S. Casey; John Hogan for S. Lynch; Darragh Jones for J. Power

Referee: John Bugler (Whitegate)

Three in a row for Clarecastle

Clarecastle 0-19
Whitegate 0-6
Venue: Clarecastle

Clarecastle made it three wins from three outings in this seasons Clare cu when they proved too strong for Whitegate in division 1 B at Clarecastle on Wednesday evening.

Ahead by double scores at half time when the score was 0-8 to 0-4, they dominated the second half to run out comfortable winners.

Clarecastle’s Colin Brigdale wins possession. Photograph: Chris Copley

The home side dominated the midfield exchanges with Killian McDermott and Colin Brigdale holding the upperhand. Darragh Healy top scored with 0-9, seven coming from placed balls.

Both sides had a number of players who are playing at adult level for the first time but overall Clarecastle were the more experienced outfit and this proved decisive on the evening.

Clarecastle; Fionn Morgan; Niall Brigdale, David Tuohy, Ronan Donnelly; Cian O’Dell, Stephen O’Halloran, Conor Griffin; Killian McDermott (0-2), Colin Brigdale; Rory O’Connell (0-3), Darragh Healy (0-9), Oisin Whelan (0-1); Jack Hayes, Conor Halpin (0-1), Paul O’Connell (0-1);

Subs: Harry Ward for O. Whelan; Evan O’Connell (0-1) for J. Hayes; Evan Price for O’Dell; Lee Brack (0-1) for P.O’Connell; Oisin Casey for R. O’Connell

Whitegate: Andrew Fahey; Dylan White, Finn Madden, Ciaran Qunn; Ian Fahy, Conor McDermott (0-1), Kalum Fahy; Danny Hynes (0-5), Michael Bogenberger; Mark Bugler, Ronan Hayes, Michael Heffernan; Harry Bogenberger, Eoin Patterson, Paddy Burke;

Subs: Daniel Tuohy for K. Fahy; Peadar Hynes for M. Bugler; Max Bogenberger for F. Madden;

Referee: Aaron Hogg (Clonlara)

St. Joseph’s continue winning run

St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield 3-17
Ballyea 0-10
Venue: TUS Midwest GAA Grounds

St. Josephs continued their winning run in Division 1 B of the Clare Cup when they accounted for Ballyea on Friday evening.

The game was played the Moylish campus of TUS having been moved from Gurteen earlier in the day due to the inclement weather of the previous night.

A Donal O’Halloran goal helped the winners to a seven point interval lead when the score was 1-8 to 0-4.

They continued to hold the upperhand in the second half adding a brace of goals from Cian Barron.

The winners played the last quarter with fourteen men having lost defender Conor Daly to a second yellow card.

The loss of the experienced Jack Browne to injury didn’t help Ballyea’s cause in a tie in which they struggled for scores.

St. Josephs; Mikey Roseingrave; Paddy Nagle, Francie Meaney, Conor Daly; Darragh McMahon, Alan O’Neill, Mark O’Connor; Ógie Fanning, Eoghan Thynne; Senan Crosbie, Davy Conroy, Cian Barron; Brian Guilfoyle, Donal O’Halloran, Padraic O’Donovan;

Subs; Eoin Burke for O’Halloran; Sean O’Connell for Guilfoyle; Cormac Maher for O’Donovan; Mike Nash for Crosbie.

Ballyea; Oisin Griffin; Brian Murphy, Brian Longe, Joe Neylon; Eoin Kennedy, Jack Browne, Aonghus Keane; Kieran McDonald, Daniel Costello; Darragh Moylan, Mossy Gavin, Cathal O’Connor; David Meaney, Eoghan Gavin, Eoghan Donnellan;

Subs: Barry Coote for Griffin; Evan Flynn for Browne (inj) Niall Carigg for Murphy; Kieran Connolly for Donnellan; Dara O’Neill for Keane;

Referee: Chris Maguire (Wolfe Tones)

Cratloe get on top in second half

Cratloe 1-18
Tubber 0-16
Venue: Tubber

Cratloe recovered from a four point half time deficit to extend their unbeaten run in division 1 B of the Clare cup when they recorded a five point hard earned victory over Tubber.

A Cathal McInerney goal played a key part in this victory, the experienced full forward pouncing after the home side los possession when attacking.

Lorcan O’Grady top scored for the home side with 0-8 tso his credit on a day when seven players shared in their final tally.

In the end it was the experience of Cratloe which proved decisive as they extended their unbeaten run in Division 1B

Cratloe: Gearoid Ryan; Sean Collins, David Collins, Jake Higgins; Caimin Deegan, Conor Ryan, Enda Boyce; Daire Neville, Daithi Collins; Sean Gallagher, Podge Collins, Kevin Danagher; Jake Moylan, Cathal McInerney, Rian Considine;

Subs: Sean Ryan for Higgins; Eoin Carey for Neville; Jack Donnelly for Moylan

Tubber: Ronan Taaffe; Cathal Droney, Fergal O’Grady, Joey Droney; Brian Clancy, Ronan Monahan, James Howard; Pat O’Connor, Oscar Dunford; Emmett Quinn, Dara O’Connor, Lorcan O’Grady; Blaine Earley, Mark Earley, Joe Clancy;

Subs: James Costelloe for Quinn; Aidan Forde for M. Earley; John Fawle for J. Droney; Sean McNamara for B. Clancy; Quinn for J. Clancy

Referee; Niall Malone (Éire Óg)

Easy for Corofin

Corofin 5-15
Bodyke 1-9
Venue: Páirc Finne, Corofin

Corofin bounced back from their narrow loss to St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield to record a big win over Bodyke at Páirc Finne on Saturday.
Playing with the aid of the wind in the first half they built up a big lead and went to the break 2-10 to 0-2 in front.

Cillian McGroary fired home 2-4 in that opening period while second half goals came from Diarmuid and Gearoid Cahill and Shane O’Brien

Bodyke battled to the end helped by a goal from full forward Keith Moloney but the home side continued to dominate after the break and had the points sealed long before the final whistle.

Corofin; Liam Corbett; Gearoid Hanrahan, Damian Ryan, Colin Fitzgerald; Sean O’Brien, Damien O’Loughlin, Eoin Fitzgerald; Eoin Davoran, Gearoid Cahill; Gearoid Kelly, Shane O’Brien, Micheál Duffy; Diarmuid Cahill, Kevin Keane, Cillian McGroary;

Subs; Cian Doolin for Duffy; Michael Cahill for Sean O’Brien; John Rees for G. Kelly; Conor Flanagan for G. Cahill; Padraig Cleary for E. Fitzgerald

Bodyke; Daryl O’Donnell; Willie Fitzgerald, Éanna Doyle, Eden Bradley; Kieran Hickey, Kevin Drost, Michael O’Brien; Sean Wiley, Cormac Treacy; Cathal McKenna, Tiernan Slattery, Tommy Wiley; Oscar Dowling, Keith Moloney, Tommy Minogue;

Subs; Jamie Howard for Dowling; Tadhg Kilkenny for Buckley; Sean Brown for Hickey; Cormac Keane for Minogue;

Referee: Chris Maguire (Wolfe Tones)

Broadford on top in tight affair

Broadford 1-18
Wolfe Tones 1-15
Venue: Glenomra Park, Broadford

A strong finish saw Broadford return to winning ways in Division 1B as they accounted for Wolfe Tones at Glenomra Park on Saturday.

Helped by a goal from Paul Moloney, the East Clare side led by four points at half time when the score was 1-9 to 0-8 after they had played against the wind.

The visitors fought back in the second half, helped by a goal from Dean Devanney, and managed to take the lead but a strong final five minutes from the home side proved decisive in a tie in which free taker Craig Chaplin with 0-8, Oisin Kavanagh, Donie Whelan, Diarmuid O’Brien, Darren Chaplin, Mark Moloney and Paul O’Connell all got on the scoresheet.

The loss of the experienced Aaron Cunningham to injury was a blow to the Shannon outfit who are likely to be without the former Clare player for the next few weeks as he deals with a hamstring injury.

Broadford: Cian O’Brien; Jack O’Brien, Davy Boland, Damian Keniry; Cian Mulqueen, Cathal Chaplin, Conor O’Donnell; Eoghan Donnellan, Stiofan McMahon; Craig Chaplin, Paul Moloney, Diarmuid O’Brien; Darren Chaplin, Mark Moloney, Oisin Kavanagh;

Sub: Donie Whelan for D. Chaplin;

Wolfe Tones; Oisin O’Rourke; Mikey Hayes, Liam Murphy, Gary Cusack; Colin Riordan, John Guilfoyle, Brian Murphy; Sam Meaney, Cian O’Rourke; Stephen Donnellan, Evan O’Gorman, Sean Costello; Dylan Frawley, Aaron Cunningham, Dean Devanney.

Subs: Conor Carigg for B. Murphy; Peter McEvoy for E. O’Gorman; Liam O’Dwyer for S. Costello; Niall Fitzgerald for D. Frawley; Billy Connors for A. Cunninghan (inj).

Referee; Joe Mullins (Clonlara)

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