Securing the services of Donach O’Donnell as manager and coach for this year was a definite coup for O’Callaghans Mills but the biggest prize of all is up for grabs when they face neighbours Sixmilebridge on Sunday.
Reigning Clare senior hurling champions Sixmilebridge eeked out a one point win over Eire Og in a hard fought contest where the result was in doubt throughout.
All games in the Clare SHC and IHC will be available to view for free this weekend.
Championship favourites Sixmilebridge and Ballyea have avoided each other in the semi-final draw of the Clare senior hurling championship (SHC).
The Fireballs certainly lived up to their historical moniker as O’Callaghan’s Mills brushed aside the challenge of Inagh-Kilnamona to cement their place in a second semi-final in three years in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
It simply took a spark to finally ignite Éire Óg’s challenge and steer them into a sixth senior quarter-final in seven years in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
Ballyea booked their spot in the last four of the Clare SHC following a hard-fought encounter with Kilmaley on Saturday evening.
Reigning Clare SHC champions Sixmilebridge are the first side to secure their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
New management teams are finding it more difficult to advance in the 2020 Clare SHC and SFC which has been dubbed as “the COVID championship”.
The Clare Senior Hurling Championships could be completely behind closed doors for the very first time but that unprecedented outcome shouldn’t take from the quality and intensity of fare on offer writes Eoin Brennan who looks ahead to this weekend’s intriguing knock-out quartet of senior hurling championship matches.