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Semi-finalists known for Clare SHC & IHC

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*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

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, and 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 -

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