*Sixmilebridge’s Jamie Shanahan watched by Conor Deasy. Photograph: Chris Copley
Semi-final pairings have been announced for the Clare SHC and IHC.
Following their success over the weekend, Cratloe, Sixmilebrigde, Inagh/Kilnamona and Crusheen are the last four teams standing in the race to lift the Canon Hamilton. Likewise in the intermediate championship, St Josephs Doora/Barefield, Smith O’Briens, Scariff and Broadford still have their aspirations of promotion fully intact.
At 4pm on Sunday, Cusack Park was the venue as clubs discovered their semi-final opponents. There will be a repeat of the 2014 county final when Cratloe and Crusheen cross swords while Sixmilebridge and Inagh/Kilnamona will meet in the championship for the first time since 2011, The Bridge were victorious in that quarter-final clash 0-17 0-15.
St Josephs Doora/Barefield had an excellent extra time win over a resilient Tubber on Saturday, their next challenge will be to overcome a Scariff side who dispatched of Inagh/Kilnamona by ten points. Broadford who became the first Clare hurling club to win a game on penalties when they edged past Sixmilebridge face Smith O’Briens who sealed their spot in the semi-finals beating Killanena 3-14 0-09.
Clare SHC Semi-Finals:
Cratloe v Crusheen
Sixmilebridge v Inagh/Kilnamona
Clare IHC Semi-Finals:
Scariff v St Josephs Doora/Barefield
Smith O’Briens v Broadford