*Liam Cotter in action against Robin Mounsey. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
A NORTH CLARE derby awaits in the first relegation play-off of the TUS Clare senior football championship while quarter-final pairings have also been made in the Clare intermediate football championship.
Last year’s beaten finalists Ennistymon will bid to retain their senior status when they face 2022 semi-finalists Corofin. The winner of this tie will play in the top tier next year while the loser faces Clondegad in a do or die contest to decide who drops down to intermediate for 2024.
Caherlohan hosted the draws for the Clare IFC quarter-finals on Tuesday evening. Kilmihil who dropped down from senior last year will play Banner who are coached by Clare U20 manager Michael Neylon.
Johnny Bridge’s Wolfe Tones have been drawn against Coolmeen while Kilrush Shamrocks meet Liscannor and last year’s runners up Cooraclare do battle with an unbeaten Naomh Eoin.
For the intermediate relegation, Ennistymon’s second string will go up against Shannon Gaels with the loser getting a second chance to consolidate their status in a decisive tie against Kilfenora.
Draws for the senior quarter-finals are to be held next week when the last eight will be known following the showdown of Lissycasey and Doonbeg.
Clare SFC relegation play-off:
Corofin vs Ennistymon
Clare SFC relegation final:
Corofin / Ennistymon vs Clondegad
Clare IFC quarter-finals:
Kilmihil v Banner
Naomh Eoin v Cooraclare
Kilrush v Liscannor
Coolmeen v Wolfe Tones
Clare IFC relegation play-off:
Ennistymon (2) vs Shannon Gaels
Clare IFC relegation final:
Ennistymon (2) / Shannon Gaels vs Kilfenora