Kilmurry Ibrickane have collected their sixteenth Clare senior football championship and first since 2017.
Cratloe deservedly advanced to their fifth consecutive Senior Football Championship Semi-Final after a powerful finish saw them produce a dramatic seven point turnaround to end St Joseph’s Miltown’s two year reign in Cusack Park on Sunday evening.
It was effectively a case of all’s well that ends well for Cratloe after an injury-time brace from Diarmuid Ryan cemented a place in Sunday’s quarter-final against holders St Joseph’s Miltown.
Having reached the pinnacle of a historic County Senior Hurling and Football Championship double in 2014, a feat not realised in 100 years, Cratloe were always going to be scrutinised by that standard ever since.
One more line of the field requires your say to determine who will line on Clare’s greatest senior hurling team of the past three decades. Plenty of debates have already taken place as attempts were made to figure out who gets to line out from one to twelve (voting for which is still open, if …
*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.
*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