*Colm O’Brien of St Breckans. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

Two Clare football clubs whose adult championship season ended in disappointment will seek to return to winning ways on this Saturday at Shanahan-McNamara park in Doonbeg.

St. Breckans, beaten in the senior championship semi-final for the second successive season, will take on beaten intermediate championship finalists Kildysart in the final of the prestigious O’Gorman Cup.

Both clubs will be attempting to win this title for the first time when they clash at 1p.m. in the final of a competition which was inaugurated in 2006 and which commemorates the contribution of the late John O’Gorman to the GAA in his native Doonbeg and in Clare.

This competition is played without inter county senior panellists which means that Emmett McMahon (Kildysart), Joe McGann, Alan Sweeney and Dale Masterson (St. Breckans) are amongst those who will not be in action.

Kildysart will include a number of key players who are part of their under 21 amalgamation with neighbours Coolmeen, Shannon Gaels and Kilmihil, a team which is through to the A championship semi-final against Ennistymon on Saturday week.

St. Breckans will have a good sprinkling of their under 21 team in action and they have qualified for the Clare B championship final in which they will meet Lissycasey on Sunday week.

This Saturday’s final has all the ingredients of a lively contest. St. Breckans will be looking to players like Maccon Byrne, Padraic Kelly and Aiden Davidson to mention some to give them an edge while Kildysart can call on Diarmuid O’Donnell, Seamus Casey and Conor Hassett to lead their charge.

It promises to be a close affair and it will be interesting to see how both respond after the disappointment of their championship defeats just over a month ago. In the event of a draw, there will be extra time and should the teams still be level at this stage, there will be a penalty shoot out.

Related News

cranny cross
TII moving 'phenomenally slow' to make Cranny Cross safer
CE5084D3-5775-4CAD-A968-58EAD56F032B
Scariff Bay answers London’s Call in broadcasting first for station
gum litter 1 (1)
More men than women not disposing of their gum correctly
le24 election mary howard 2
The Electoral Chair: Ennis Municipal District the final outcome analysed
Latest News
3D printing 2 (1)
Zimmer Biomet: 3D Printing Healthcare Transformation in Oranmore
le24 election mary howard 2
The Electoral Chair: Ennis Municipal District the final outcome analysed
Homestead website-01
Robbie McCauley's make at home recipe: Baked fish in tinfoil
Website Oxygeneration-01
Jennifer Flaherty: Healing pressure sores with hyperbaric oxygenation
Website Smaranda-01
Smaranda Maier Wellness: Understanding the effects of stress
Premium
donie garrihy pat sweeney 1 (1)
'We're living in a death trap' - Doolin residents warn of further fatalities
avenue utd vs newmarket celtic 25-05-24 darragh leahy nnabuike nneji 1
50 game ban for Newmarket Celtic’s Leahy
le24 election alan o'callaghan 1
O’Callaghan to become next Mayor of Clare as roles agreed for next term
shannon development building 2
75 Ukrainians to be relocated from Shannon to Lisdoonvarna
pj ryan 1
'It was an emotional time and it still is' - PJ Ryan devastated to lose Council seat

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top