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.
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.