*Members of the 2013 panel. Photograph: Joe Buckley Clare’s All-Ireland hurling winners from 1995, 1997 and 2013 along with provincial victors from 95, 97, 98 and the Munster football champions of 1992 are set to be allowed free entry to all GAA games within the county from next year onwards.
*Sixmilebridge’s Evan McInerney. Photograph: Chris Copley Without question, Evan McInerney was Sixmilebridge’s breakout player of the championship.
*Seadna Morey holds off the challenge of Enda Boyce. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (BurrenEye Photography) Tim Crowe was coach to the Sixmilebridge senior side that won their first championship in 1977, on Sunday he was manager of the side that claimed their fourteenth title.
*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.
*Cratloe’s Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday has the makings of a dream final but also a nightmare as Conor McGrath and Cratloe face off with their near neighbours Sixmilebridge.
*Daragh Sexton offloads the ball under pressure from Sean Collins. Photograph: Sean Collins A first ever senior championship final meeting with neighbours St Josephs Miltown is the reward for Kilmurry Ibrickane following their two point win over thirteen man Cratloe on Sunday. Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-13 Cratloe 1-08 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Cratloe’s Rian Considine. A commanding second half from Cratloe saw them set up a county final date with their neighbours Sixmilebridge.
*Liam Markham was very impressive for Cratloe. Photograph: Mark Hayes Shane Gleeson scored the all-important winner of sixty minutes to send Cratloe into the last four at the expense of Clonlara who once again fell short when it mattered most.
Cratloe complete the lineup of the 2019 Clare SHC quarter-finals claiming the spot at the expense of Kilmaley.