*Tulla intermediate hurling manager, Jim McInerney. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill TULLA’s defeat in the Clare IHC final must act as a learning curve if the club are to bounce back, manager Jim McInerney has stated.
*Alan O’Neill battles to win the ball ahead of David McInerney. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill PAST DEFEATS stood to St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield when the pressure mounted in Saturday’s Clare IHC final, one of their most experienced players affirmed.
*The St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield hurling team. Photograph: Chris Copley PAUL MADDEN is one of the most experienced players in the St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield hurling team and the goalkeeper is anxious to see the club regain their senior status.
*Daniel Vaughan and Paul Lynch on the goal-line. Photograph: Mark Hayes TULLA captain Paul Lynch will lead his side from the full back position in Saturday’s intermediate hurling final and he’s in his nineteenth season playing adult hurling with the club.
*St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield manager, Michael Guilfoyle. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ANGER HAS BEEN VOICED by both St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield and Corofin managements over a thirty five minute delay to the start of their intermediate hurling semi-final on Sunday.
*Alan O’Neill finished with 1-02 despite starting at wing-back. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ST JOSEPH’S DOORA/BAREFIELD are back in the final of the intermediate hurling championship for the second year in a row after withstanding a fierce challenge from Corofin on Sunday evening.
*Seadna Morey and Shane O’Donnell will be crossing paths again. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ACTION has reached the penultimate stage of the Clare SHC and IHC with semi-final pairings now decided.