*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.
Sheer necessity finally inched a determined Scariff over the line as they relievedly made it third time lucky to cement a first Intermediate Hurling Final appearance in 38 years following an epic heavyweight derby bout with a truly gallant Smith O’Brien’s in Sixmilebridge on Sunday evening.
*Donie Whelan controls the ball under pressure from Evan Connolly. Photograph: Martin Cooper Beaten quarter-finalists in 2018, Broadford have qualified for the Clare IHC final following a hard-fought four point win over neighbours Smith O’Briens.