Draws for the concluding stages of a number of hurling championships were made at a meeting of the CCC at Clareabbey on Monday evening.
Neighbours Corofin and Ruan will clash in the Clare IHC, the clubs have amalgamated to great success at minor level in the county in recent years, many former teammates will now find themselves in opposition against each other.
Last year’s beaten finalists Tubber have been handed a difficult test in the form of Smith O’Briens. St Josephs Doora/Barefield are among the favourites for the honours and they will carry this tag into their meeting with Bodyke while Tulla’s hopes of returning to the senior ranks will depend on them emerging past the challenge of Sixmilebridge’s second side.
Two sides will be relegated from the intermediate ranks with the loser of these semi-finals dropping down a division.
Pairings were also made for the quarter-finals in the Junior A and C competitions plus the Junior B semi-finals and Junior A relegation.
Intermediate championship quarter finals:
Sixmilebridge v Tulla;
Smith O’Briens v Tubber
St, Josephs Doora/Barefield v Bodyke
Corofin v Ruan
Intermediate championship relegation:
Inagh-Kilnamona v Cratloe
Clonlara v Clarecastle
Junior A championship quarter finals:
Ballyea v Clooney/Quin
Ennistymon v Ogonnelloe
Kilmaley v Crusheen
St. Josephs Doora/Barefield v Banner
Junior A championship relegation:
Inagh-Kilnamona a bye
Wolfe Tones v Éire Óg
Junior B championship semi-finals:
Sixmilebridge v Tulla
Scariff v Feakle
Junior C hurling quarter-finals:
Scariff v Banner
Ogonnelloe v Killanena
Ennistymon v Bodyke
St. Josephs Doora/Barefield v Kilmaley