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Meeting of Bricks & Cratloe spared in Clare SFC semi-finals

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*Shane Hickey and Kilmurry Ibrickane will take on Lissycasey. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Cratloe’s reward for dethroning St Josephs Miltown in the Clare SFC is a semi-final tie with current intermediate champions St Breckans.

Monday saw the draws for the semi-finals in the Clare SFC, IFC and Junior A quarter-finals take place at Clareabbey.

Having already dispatched of St Josephs Miltown and Éire Óg, last year’s beaten finalists Kilmurry Ibrickane must now get past the challenge of Lissycasey who have shown promise in defeating Cratloe and Kilmihil.

Two time Oscar Traynor winning boss Donie Garrihy who has led St Breckans back to the senior ranks faces a clash with Colm Collins on the sidelines in two weeks, Declan O’Keeffe who is part of Garrihy’s management also forms part of Collins’ backroom team with the county footballers.

The North Clare side were paired against Cratloe who qualified for the last four after seeing off both Clondegad and St Josephs Miltown over the course of the weekend.

In the intermediate championship, Kildysart and Corofin will cross swords again. The men from the Estuary had a slender 0-13 0-12 win over Colm Clancy’s side in the opening round. The other semi-final clash pits St Josephs Doora/Barefield against Shannon Gaels.

Clare SFC Semi-Finals:
Kilmurry Ibrickane vs Lissycasey
St Breckans vs Cratloe

Clare IFC Semi-Finals:
St Josephs Doora/Barefield vs Shannon Gaels
Corofin vs Kildysart

Junior A Quarter-Finals:
Kilmurry Ibrickane vs St Senan’s Kilkee
Ballyvaughan vs Killimer
Ennistymon vs Doonbeg
The Banner vs Lissycasey or Clondegad

Semi-Finals:
Ballyvaughan or Killimer vs Kilmurry Ibrickane or St Senan’s Kilkee
Banner / Lissycasey or Clondegad vs Ennistymon or Doonbeg

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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