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.
Will experience win through to tee up a Cratloe v Kilmurry Ibrickane final or can Lissycasey and St Breckan’s upset the odds and announce a new senior football order for a new decade? Eoin Brennan previews the weekend’s semi-final candidates.
Several milestones in Filip Rzymek’s life have been interrupted as a result of COVID-19 such as his eighteenth birthday and sitting the Leaving Certificate. Despite the global pandemic, he managed to make history by becoming the first Polish national to line out in the Clare senior football championship.
Cratloe’s reward for dethroning St Josephs Miltown in the Clare SFC is a semi-final tie with current intermediate champions St Breckans.
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.
St Josephs Miltown’s hopes of a third Clare senior football title in a row are alive and well.
Cooraclare did it the hard way as they eventually shrugged off the challenge of a spirited Kilrush Shamrocks side to stay in the race for the Jack Daly.
Kilmurry Ibrickane have qualified for their tenth Clare SFC semi-final in twelve years after overcoming the challenge of Éire Óg on Sunday afternoon.
Back-to-back champions St Joseph’s Miltown finally got off the mark for this year’s Senior Football Championship after keeping a stubborn Doonbeg at arm’s length to advance to the last six in Cooraclare Park on Saturday evening.
Lissycasey deservedly advanced to a first County Senior Football Championship in seven years after again fending off adversity, this time getting the better of neighbours Kilmihil on Saturday afternoon.