Mark Delaney under pressure from Daithi Lohan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS recorded their third win in succession ahead of their already secured quarter-final while for Wolfe Tones it was a third defeat on the bounce ahead of their looming relegation battle.
*Stephen O’Halloran celebrates after hitting the back of the net. Photograph: Joe Buckley A last gasp rally secured a first championship victory for Clarecastle but wouldn’t be sufficient to get them out of relegation danger as score difference ironically elevated Wolfe Tones into the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon.
*Sean Costelloe will be vying for a place in the Wolfe Tones attack. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill It’s fifteen years since Wolfe Tones won the second of their two Clare senior hurling titles, that win coming a decade after they made the breakthrough in 1996 after which they went on to win the Munster title before …
*John Conlon. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers will be the county’s first side in competitive action this year when they make the trip to Antrim over the weekend.