Ballyea are on the search for a new senior hurling management.
Tim Crowe was involved with Sixmilebridge as they claimed their first ever senior championship in 1977, the retired PE teacher was in the role of manager as The Bridge collected their fifteenth title overcoming O’Callaghans Mills by eight points.
Paidi Fitzpatrick won his fifth Clare SHC medal on Sunday but he surmised that their 2020 campaign was the only one that has finished on a high thus far.
For Sixmilebridge goalkeeper Derek Fahy, the team’s joint captain, Sunday’s championship victory was “a very proud moment”.
Returning to senior hurling will benefit the rising starts set to join Scariff’s hurling panel in the coming seasons, midfielder Diarmaid Nash maintained.
Sixmilebridge have claimed the Clare SHC for the fifteenth time overcoming neighbours O’Callaghans Mills by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
It’s funny how things work out sometimes. With the pandemic protocols ensuring a limited preparation time, it certainly seemed to suit the strength-in-depth of the vastly experienced contenders most as Kilmurry Ibrickane and Cratloe renewed acquaintances in the football version while having shared the last five hurling titles, Sixmilebridge and Ballyea were anticipated to face-off for a historic Canon Hamilton showdown.
When Sixmilebridge claimed their first Clare SHC title in 1977, they were trained by Tim Crowe and defeated O’Callaghans Mills, as the two clubs meet in the county decider once again, Tim is back this time as manager while his son Timmy is one of their trainers.
In his youth dreaming of soccer finals occupied the mind of Bryan Donnellan but the sole focus this week is their shot at destiny and taking on Sixmilebridge in the Clare SHC final.
Sixmilebridge are anxious to get rid of what they call “the second year jinx”.