Tubber owned Sues Newhall was one of the winning newcomers in Galway at the weekend while Sporting Pat was the highlight of Saturday’s racing in Limerick.
The Clare Senior Hurling Championships could be completely behind closed doors for the very first time but that unprecedented outcome shouldn’t take from the quality and intensity of fare on offer writes Eoin Brennan who looks ahead to this weekend’s intriguing knock-out quartet of senior hurling championship matches.
Two major local derbies are on the cards in the Clare SHC quarter-finals with some exciting clashes also in store for the Clare IHC last eight.
The 2019 intermediate champions Broadford booked a place in the senior championship quarter finals when they defeated a fancied Clonlara outfit at Cusack Park this Sunday afternoon.
Action steps up a gear in the Clare SHC with the second round representing a do or die knockout clash for all senior sides, Eoin Brennan previews what we can expect.
O’Callaghans Mills justfied favouritism when scoring a two point win on Saturday afternoon but the defeated Broadford have reason to be disappointed as they had opportunities to record a victory over their neighbours.
The five year gap between their relegation from the top tier and last year’s relieving redemption signifies exactly how difficult and frustrating Broadford found life at Intermediate level.
44 Tidy Towns groups in Co Clare have been allocated a combined €54,000 which they will be able to use despite the cancellation of this year’s competition.
*Patrick Donnellan of O’Callaghans Mills. Photograph: Gary Collins Listeners of Scariff Bay Community Radio have selected the greatest hurling teams…
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