*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.
Considering their extensive rivalry over the past decade, one shouldn’t have been at all surprised that Kilmurry Ibrickane and Cratloe are the last two standing in the race for the Jack Daly.
Cratloe deservedly advanced to their fifth consecutive Senior Football Championship Semi-Final after a powerful finish saw them produce a dramatic seven point turnaround to end St Joseph’s Miltown’s two year reign in Cusack Park on Sunday evening.
It was effectively a case of all’s well that ends well for Cratloe after an injury-time brace from Diarmuid Ryan cemented a place in Sunday’s quarter-final against holders St Joseph’s Miltown.
With Kilmurry Ibrickane, Lissycasey and St Breckan’s safely into the final four of the senior football championship, the semi-final line-up will be completed this weekend as four teams vie for just one solitary spot in in a two match blitz, writes Eoin Brennan