*Kevin Hehir returned to action after a spell out injured and travelling. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

HIGH scoring was the order of the day as round four in the FutureTicketing Clare Cup took place at the weekend with all but one of the games going ahead on Friday evening.

Inagh/Kilnamona remain unbeaten in Division 1A having recorded their fourth win in a row when overcoming Clonlara in a lively tie at Inagh on Friday evening.

Crusheen got their first points on the board when they accounted for their neighbours Clooney/Quin

In Division 1B, Clarecastle and St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield made it four from four with victories over Corofin and Wolfe Tones respectively. Bodyke came within a whisker of their first win but lost out to an injury time point to Cratloe.

All teams competing at the weekend did so without their inter county senior and under 20 squad members but some members of the extended Clare senior panel who were not included in the match day squad for the match against Limerick were released to play.

Inagh/Kilnamona stay top with fourth successive win

Inagh/Kilnamona 0-25
Clonlara 0-23
Venue: Inagh

Scores came thick and fast at Inagh on Friday evening in a tie in which the sides were level on five occasions and in which the lead changed hands a number of times.

They were level twice inside the opening ten minutes at which time it was 0-3 each, Clonlara then hit four in a row but the home side stormed back to trail but just one after twenty minutes. This was still the position at the interval when the visitors led 0-13 to 0-12.

Cathal O’Connell had 0-4 on the board when he hobbled off the pitch with just under ten minutes to go to the half time whistle and this proved to be a blow to the South-East Clare outfit.
The sides were level twice again in the opening seven minutes of the hew half before the home side struck for three in a row to lead 0-18 to 0-15 at the three quarter stage.

Clonlara hit back with three of their own to level at 0-18 each. The winners landed two but back came Clonlara for two to level for the final time at 0-20 each.

In the remaining time the home side outscored their opponents 0-5 to 0-3 on their way to another victory.

Keith White, Brian Foudy, Keith Barry, Ronan Mescall and Fred Hegarty impressed for the winners on an evening when Kevin Hehir returned to action.

Jathan McMahon, the Moriarty brothers, Cian and Aidan, Colm O’Meara, Cathal O’Connell until injured and Conor Bourke did well for Clonlara.

Inagh/Kilnamona: Eamonn Foudy (0-1); Colin Shannon, Keith White, Cathal McConigley; Brian Foudy, Jason McCarthy, Ricky Wynne; Seamus Foudy (0-3, 1 line ball), Jason Griffin (0-1); Keith Barry (0-4), Darren Cullinan (0-2), Evan McNamara (0-2); Ronan Mescall (0-3), Thomas Barry (0-1) Fred Hegarty (0-6, 4f);

Subs: Kevin Hehir(0-1) for R. Wynne; Gearoid Barry (0-1) for R. Mescall; Neil Hegarty for K. Barry; Conor Rynne for J. Griffin;

Clonlara: Séimi Gully; Michael Clancy, Jathan McMahon, Logan Ryan; David Fitzgerald, Colm Galvin, James McCormick; Cian Moriarty (0-3), Aidan Moriarty (0-4); Colm O’Meara (0-4, 3f), Daniel Moloney (0-1), Cathal O’Connell (0-4, 2 f); Micheál Stritch (0-1), Conor Bourke (0-4), Eoin Begley;

Subs: Brian McLeish (0-1) for C.O’Connell (inj); James Carmody (0-1) for E. Begley; Eoin Meehan for C. Galvin; Mick Stritch for J. Mc Cormick.

Referee: Kevin Corry (Sixmilebridge)

McGrath in scoring form for Feakle

Feakle 2-26
Sixmilebridge 2-21
Venue: O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge

Shane McGrath contributed 1-13 as Feakle accounted for Sixmilebridge at O’Garney Park, bouncing back from their loss to Clonlara last time out.

The midfielder’s first half goal helped the winners to a two point advantage at the interval when the score was 1-10 to 0-11.

They continued to hold the upperhand in the second half when Patrick Daly was the scorer of their second goal.

Goals from Caimin Morey and Jamie Shanahan, both rather fortunate, kept the home side in touch in a tie in which Alex Morey was their top scorer with 0-11 to his credit.

Feakle: Liam O’Connor; Eoghan Daly, Evan McMahon, Enda Madden; Oisin Clune (0-1), Eoin Tuohy, Ger Hanrahan; Enda Noonan, Shane McGrath (1-13); Stephen Conway (0-2), Oisin Donnellan (0-4), Martin Daly (0-3); Patrick Daly (1-0), Fiachra Donnellan (0-2), Owen McGann (0-1)

Subs: Raymond Bane for McGann; Co or Tuohy for Noonan; Justin Nelson for P. Daly; Tommy Walsh for Madden; Conor McGann for E. Daly;

Sixmilebridge: Colm Fitzgerald; Seamie O’Connell, Brian Carey, Leon Kelly; Sean McNamara, Jamie Shanahan (1-0), Fiachra O’Broin (0-1); Colm Flynn, Ronan Tuohy; Lorcan Fitzpatrick (0-1), Caimin Morey (1-0), Paul Corry (0-1); Jack Corry (0-2), Alex Morey (0-11), David Kennedy (0-4);

Subs: Callum Phelan (0-1) for P. Corry; Adam Murray for L. Fitzpatrick; Luke Keogh for C. Morey;

Referee: John Bugler (Whitegate)

Blues return to winning ways

Newmarket-on-Fergus 3-20
O’Callaghans Mills 0-16
Venue: Fr Murphy Memorial Park, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Newmarket-on-Fergus continued their recent good form when accounting for O’Callaghans Mills on Friday evening.

Helped by a goal from Peter Power they led 1-9 to 0-10 at the interval before going on to dominate the second half when they had further goals from Seán Arthur and Eoin Guilfoyle.

Eleven players shared in their impressive final tally as they made it three wins from four outings, getting back to winning ways after their loss to top of the table Inagh/Kilnamona last time out.

O’Callaghans Mills did well in parts of the first half and were beginning to gain a foothold in proceedings but poor shooting hindered their ability to build any sizeable lead.

Newmarket-on-Fergus: Paudie Guilfoyle; Stephen Casey (0-1), Colin Guilfoyle, Eoghan McInerney; Jack Enright (0-1), Liam O’Connor, Niall O’Connor (0-1); Sean O’Connor, Shane Lynch; Eoin Guilfoyle (1-1), Noel Frawley (0-1), James Freeman (0-1); Eanna Crimmins (0-2), Peter Power (1-7), Seán Arthur (1-3);

Subs; Mikey McInerney (0-1) for E. McInerney; Paudie McMahon (0-1) for N. Frawley; Darragh Jones for Arthur; John Hogan for Freeman; Dylan Crowe for Crimmins;

O’Callaghan Mills: Killian Nugent; Keith Donnellan, Conor cooney, Gerry cooney; Michael Cotter, Aidan O’Gorman, Eoin McInerney; Michael McGrath, Darragh Moroney; Stephen Donnellan, Cormac Murphy, Fionn Hickey; Colm Cleary, Sean Cotter, Sean Boyce;

Subs: Aidan Fawl for E. McInerney; Michael McMahon for A. O’Gorman; Sean O’Gorman for C. Cleary; Niall Melody for M. McGrath; Niall McNamara for C. Murphy

Referee: Jarlath Duggan (Wolfe Tones)

O’Brien’s goal proves decisive

Scariff 1-17
Kilmaley 0-17
Venue: Kilmaley

Having trailed by a point at half time when the score was 0-7 to 0-8, Scariff got on top in the second half helped by a goal from Eanna O’Brien.

The win saw them bounce back from last week’s eleven point loss to Sixmilebridge.

Tom O’Rourke top scored for the home side with 0-6 to his credit. Both sides were guilty of missed chances on a day when O’Brien added three points to his goal while Patrick Crotty with 0-4 and Sean Minogue with 0-3 made valuable contributions to the winners’ tally, Daire Keane and Sean Kennedy each scored 0-3 for Kilmaley

Scariff: William Kavanagh; Conor Moloney, Michael Scanlan, Eoghan Keehan; Scott Cairns (0-1), Diarmuid Nash, Shane Kavanagh (0-2); Tomas McNamara, Conor Downes (0-1); Patrick Crotty (0-4), Fergus Madden, Liam Crotty (0-1); Paddy Ryan (0-1), Sean Minogue (0-3), Eanna O’Brien (1-3);

Subs: Michael Barrett for McNamara; Ben Sweeney (0-1) for O’Brien; Jack Ryan for Downes;

Kilmaley; Bryan O’Loughlin; Noel Casey, Aaron Moloney, Kevin McNamara; Tommy Barry, Daire Keane (0-3), Jack Warren; Joe Carmody (0-1), Sean Kennedy (0-3); Thomas McGuire, Tom O’Rourke (0-6), Colm Killeen (0-2); Peter Ronan (0-1), Conor Neylon, James McGuire (0-1);

Subs used: Cian Neylon for Neylon, Dylan Keane-Hayes for J. McGuire;, Diarmuid Cahill for P. Ronan;

Referee: Joe Mullins (Clonlara)

First league points for Crusheen

Crusheen 0-22
Clooney/Quin 0-18
Venue: Clooney

Having come within a point of victory last time out, Crusheen collected their first league points when accounting for their neighbours Clooney/Quin at Clooney on Friday evening.

Eight players shared in their impressive tally with Breffni Horner leading the way with 0-8 to his credit.

Ulick O’Sullivan top scored for the home side with 0-6 while Trevor Lee and David Considine contributed 0-4 each.

Crusheen: David Kearney; Tadhg Dean (0-1), Diarmuid Mullins, Gavin O’Brien; Ciaran O’Doherty, Ross Hayes (0-2), Jamie Fitzgibbon; Cillein Mullins (0-2), Ian O’Brien; Gerry O’Grady, Conor O’Donnell (0-3), Luke Ketalaar (0-3); Oisin O’Donnell (0-1), Fergus Kennedy (0-2), Breffni Horner (0-8);

Sub: Roan Ketalaar for D. Mullins (inj)

Clooney/Quin; Cillian Duggan; Enda O’Halloran, Eoin Guilfoyle, Cillian O’Gara; Darragh Keogh, John Conneally, Conor Grogan; Jimmy Corry (0-1), P.J. McCarthy; Trevor Lee (0-4), Oisin Egan, Mike Corry (0-1) Ulick O’Sullivan (0-6), David Considine (0-4), Dylan Cunningham (0-2);

Subs: Ronan O’Donnell for E. Guilfoyle; Gary Hogan for M. Corry; Lorcan O’Connor for R. O’Donnell (inj); Fionn O’Gara for D.Keogh

Referee: Kieran Liddane (Sixmilebridge)

Another win for St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield 3-20
Wolfe Tones 2-15
Venue: Gurteen

David Conroy and Cian Barron led the way as St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield recorded another victory in the Clare cp when accounting for Wolfe Tones on Friday evening.

Billy Connors struck for an early goal for the visitors but Eoghan Thynne quickly replied with a like score for the home side.

Helped by the accuracy of David Conroy the winners went on to lead by double scores at half time when the score was 2-10 to 1-5, the losers having been guilty of shooting nine wides.

Wolfe Tones made a bright start to the second half and accounted for the opening four points. A Conor Nash save from Billy Connors prevented the Shannon men from getting closer but they continued to pick off some good scores and moved to within a goal of the winners.

However the Parish hit five points in a row to pull away and they finished strongly with a goal from top scorer David Conroy.

Conroy contributed 1-11 while Barron landed 1-4 as the Doora-Barefield men proved too strong for their opponents, Eoghan Thynne was their other goalscorer.

Billy Connors hit 1-4 for the Shannon side, Cian O’Rourke contributed 0-6 while Dean Devanney was their other goalscorer

St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield; Conor Nash; Adam Mungovan, Jarlath Colleran, Conor Daly; Darragh McMahon, Eoghan McMahon, Mark O’Connor; Brian Guilfoyle, Eoghan Thynne (1-0); Senan Crosbie (0-1), David Conroy (1-11), Eoin Burke (0-1), Michael Nash (0-3); Alan O’Neill, Cian Barron (1-4);

Subs: Paddy Nagle for B. Guilfoyle; Donal O’Halloran for E. Burke; Aaron Landy for A. O’Neill; Ciaran O’Driscoll for C. Daly; Sean O’Connell for E. Thynne;

Wolfe Tones; Oisin O’Rourke; Michael Hayes, Conor Carigg, Conor Ferns; Colin Riordan, John Guilfoyle (0-1), Dylan Frawley; Sam Meaney (0-1), Cian O’Rourke (0-6); Stephen Donnellan, Evan O’Gorman (0-1), Sean Costelloe (0-2); Niall Fitzgerald Billy Connors (1-4), Dean Devanney(1-0)

Subs; Gary Cusack for C. Carigg; Sean Murphy for S. Costelloe; Liam O’Dwyer for N. Fitzgerald; Luke Merrigan for C. Riordan; Tadhg Fitzgerald for C Ferns

Referee: Jim Hickey (Cratloe)

Carey snatches victory for Cratloe

Cratloe 0-23
Bodyke 1-19
Venue: The Evicted Field, Bodyke

An injury time point from Eoin Carey helped Cratloe to a hard earned and somewhat fortunate win over Bodyke at the East Clare club’s venue on Friday evening.
Bodyke looked poised to record their first win of the campaign when they opened a five point lead midway through the second half having led by three at half time when the score was 1-10 to 0-10, their goal having come from Tommy Minogue.

The home side had a chance to stretch their lead further ten minutes from time when they were awarded a penalty but Tommy Wiley’s effort was saved and from here the visitors grew in confidence and landed some good point before Carey hit what proved to be the winner.

Cratloe; Eoin Deegan; Cathal Lohan, Luke Higgins, Caimin Deegan; Enda Boyce, Conor Ryan, Eoin Carey; Rian McNamara, Daithi Collins; Kevin Danagher, Podge Collins, Jack Donnelly; Daire Neville, Cathal McInerney, Sean Gallagher;

Subs; Jack Manley for C. Lohan (inj); Barry Gleeson for K.Daagher; Jamie Costigan for J. Donnelly

Bodyke; Cormac Doyle; Kevin Drost, Eanna Doyle, Caimin Treacy; Michael O’Brien, Sean Wiley, Tadhg Kilkenny; Tommy Wiley, Keith Moloney; Tommy Minogue, Tiernan Slattery, Peter Flower; Jamie O’Donnell, Johnnie Howard, Willie Fitzgerald;

Sub; Oscar Dowling for J. O’Donnell (inj);

Referee: Ger Hoey (Killanena)

Clarecastle lay foundation in opening half

Clarecastle 2-21
Corofin 1-13
Venue: Páirc Finne, Corofin

A strong first half showing at the end of which they held a fifteen point lead steered Clarecastle to their fourth successive victory in Division 1B of the Clare Cup on Friday evening.

Goals from Conor Halpin and Rory O’Connell saw the winners 2-15 to 1-3 ahead at half time, the goals having come after puckouts were intercepted.

To their credit the visitors whose first half goal came from Cillian McGroary, showed a big improvement in the second half but it wasn’t enough to overhaul their opponents.

On the day, however Clarecastle were the sharper outfit and deserved their victory which came despite Darragh Healy missing a penalty in the second half.

Clarecastle; Fionn Morgan; Dara Crimmins, Conor Griffin, Ronan Donnelly; Niall Brigdale, Stephen O’Halloran, Eoin O’Connell; Colin Brigdale, Killian McDermott; Conor Halpin, Darragh Healy, Oisin Whelan; Rory O’Connell, Lee Brack, Jack Hayes;

Subs: Oisin Casey for Brack; Dara Hickey for Hayes; Scott Back for O. Whehan

Corofin; Liam Corbett; Gearoid Hanrahan, Marc O’Loughin, Colin Fitzgerald; Eoin Davoran, Damian O’Loughlin, Sean O’Brien; Cian Doolin, Gearoid Cahill; Gearoid Kelly, Shane O’Brien, Micheal Duffy; Diarmuid Cahill, Kevin Keane, Cillian McGroary;

Subs: Cillian Clancy for C. Doolin; Cathal Flanagan for M. Duffy;

Referee: Johnnie Healy (Smith O’Briens)

Comfortable win for Broadford

Broadford 4-19
Ballyea 0-17
Venue: Glenomra Park, Broadford

Goals at either side of half time from Stiofán McMahon helped Broadford to a comfortable win over Ballyea in this division 1 B tie at Broadford on Friday evening.

McMahon contributed 2-3 from play on an evening when a strong performance from half forwards Craig and Darren Chaplin and Diarmuid O’Brien caused problems for Ballyea.

Six points separated the sides at half time when the score was 1-12 to 0-9 before the home side went on to have the better of the second half exchanges. Diarmuid O’Brien and Donie Whelan were the winners other second half goal scorers.

Gearoid O’Connell at centre back and Tadhg O hUallachain until injured did well for an understrength Ballyea outfit.

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

Subs: Mark Moloney for C. O’Donnell; Donie Whelan for P. Moloney; Diarmuid Whelan for Craig Chaplin; T.J. Dillon for Jack O’Brien;

Ballyea: Barry Coote; Niall Carigg, Brian Longe, Joe Neylon; Evan Flynn, Gearoid O’Connell, Eoin Kennedy; Kieran McDonald, Dara Moylan; Eoin Donnellan, Mossy Gavin, Tadhg O hUallachain; Daniel Costello, Eoghan Gavin, Martin O’Leary;

Subs: David Meaney for E. Gavin; Ciaran Connolly for O hUallachain (inj); Diarmuid O’Neill for O’Leary; Paddy Sweeney for Neylon (inj); Darragh Coote for Carigg;

Referee: Chris Maguire (Wolfe Tones)

Tubber in control

Tubber 3-26
Whitegate 0-16
Venue: Tubber

Tubber recorded their first win in this season’s Clare cup (division 1 B) when accounting for pointless Whitegate on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead by six points at half time when the score was 1-11 to 0-8 the margin was still the same as the end of the third quarter approached with each side having added four points to their half time tallies.

With just under ten minutes remaining the winners had pushed their advantage out to twelve points with the score now at 1-22 to 0-13.

The more experienced and settled Tubber finished strongly to deservingly record a merited victory.

Lorcan O’Grady top scored for the winners with 1-9 while the other goal scorers were Pat O’Connor and Joe Clancy.

Tubber: Ronan Taaffe (0-1); Emmet Quinn, Fergal O’Grady, Joey Droney; Cathal Droney (0-2), Ronan Monahan (0-1), James Howard; Blaine Earley (0-2), Darragh O’Connor; Osgar Dunford (0-5), Pat O’Connor (1-2), Lorcan O’Grady (1-9); James Costello, Mark Earley (0-1), Joe Clancy (1-1)

Subs; Clive Earley (0-2) for J. Costello; John Fawle for B. Earley Alan Lee for D. O’Connor

Whitegate; Andrew Fahy (0-4); Dylan White,, Finn Madden, Ciaran Quinn; Ian Fahy, conor McDermott, Daniel Tuohy; Danny Hynes (0-2), Michael Bogenberger (0-2); Mark Bugler, Michael Heffernan, Kalum Fahy (0-6); James Carey, Ronan Hayes(0-1), Harry Bogenberger (0-1);

Subs; Liam Murray for J. Carey; Max Bogenberger for M. Bugler Peadar Hynes
for D. Tuohy;

Referee: Johnnie Healy (Smith O’Briens)

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