*Darragh McDonagh. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill During St Josephs Miltown’s final finish of five points in succession to claim their fifteenth ever Clare SFC title, Darragh McDonagh was among those leading the crusade.
*Seanie Malone races from Martin McMahon & Keelan Sexton. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Closure has been provided for Seanie Malone with his route on St Josephs Miltown’s road to success far from easy.
*Conor Cleary embraces Seanie Malone. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Conor Cleary deservedly picked up the man of the match award following St Joseph Miltown’s success in the Clare SFC on Sunday, for the towering midfielder getting to line out alongside his twin brother Eoin made their win all the more special.
Gordon Kelly aka the fine wine of Clare football will always have a place in the annals as far as the game is concerned in Miltown and the county but on Sunday he added an extra string to his bow becoming the first person to captain St Josephs to successive senior championships.
*St Josephs Miltown manager David O’Brien. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill If the build-up to St Josephs Miltown versus Kilmurry Ibrickane wasn’t difficult for the concerned parties, throwing a replay into the mix ramped up the tension or so David O’Brien felt.
*Seanie Malone holds up Dermot Coughlan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill St Josephs Miltown retained the Jack Daly for the first time in their history overcoming neighbours Kilmurry Ibrickane by four points on Sunday afternoon.
*Aidan McCarthy attempts to shrug off the challenge of Enda O’Gorman. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Experienced heads helped Kilmurry Ibrickane secure a draw and another chance at becoming the 2019 Clare SFC champions, manager Aidan Moloney maintained but he also revealed the county final meeting with their neighbours has caused many people to lose hours of…
*Seanie Malone, Oisin Looney and Enda O’Gorman surround Keelan Sexton. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Missed chances stood out for St Josephs Miltown boss David O’Brien as the main sector in which his side can improve for next weekend’s Clare SFC replay against Kilmurry Ibrickane.
*Keith King & Shane Hickey tackle Eoin Curtin. Photograph: Martin Connolly Goalkeeper Ian McInerney stepped up with the vital score to send the Clare SFC final to a replay for the first time since 2016.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s county final day as St Josephs Miltown and Kilmurry Ibrickane meet in the Clare SFC final for the first time, we enlisted three men in the know to get the outside view ahead of the decider. Paul Madden (Current Éire Óg manager and 2006 Clare SFC winner) – Miltown were very…