*Sixmilebridge’s Niall Gilligan. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Sixmilebridge’s Niall Gilligan has announced his retirement from hurling, bringing the curtain down on a glittering and memorable career.
*Sixmilebridge’s Evan McInerney. Photograph: Chris Copley Without question, Evan McInerney was Sixmilebridge’s breakout player of the championship.
Alex Morey’s return to the Sixmilebridge team in 2019 was instrumental in them getting their hands on the Canon Hamilton for the fourth time in seven years.
*Davy Fitzgerald shakes hands with Alan Neville. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography). Getting involved with Sixmilebridge again and seeing the club taste success at senior level has brought an immense sense of satisfaction to Davy Fitzgerald.
*Sixmilebridge joint captains, Noel Purcell & Seadna Morey. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Sixmilebridge have got their hands on the Canon Hamilton for the fourteenth time in their history and the fourth occasion this decade.T
For the first time, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe will meet in the final of the Clare SHC at 3:15pm today, The Clare Echo sought the opinions of five well-known figures to assess how the game will go.
*Tim Crowe with his Cratloe supporting grand-children Iarla & Maeve Hawes. Photograph: Joe Buckley
Brexit’s deadline of October 31st is inching ever closer but at the minute in Clare the main border of concern is the one between Cratloe and Sixmilebridge.
*Cratloe’s Rian Considine. A commanding second half from Cratloe saw them set up a county final date with their neighbours Sixmilebridge.
*Caimin Morey under pressure from Clarecastle’s Jonathan Clancy. Photograph: Chris Copley Sixmilebridge outscored Inagh/Kilnamona nine points to two in the final quarter to secure their place in the final of the Clare SHC.