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.
Back-to-back champions St Joseph’s Miltown finally got off the mark for this year’s Senior Football Championship after keeping a stubborn Doonbeg at arm’s length to advance to the last six in Cooraclare Park on Saturday evening.
*St Josephs Miltown manager David O’Brien. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill If the build-up to St Josephs Miltown versus Kilmurry Ibrickane wasn’t difficult for the concerned parties, throwing a replay into the mix ramped up the tension or so David O’Brien felt.
*Keith King & Shane Hickey tackle Eoin Curtin. Photograph: Martin Connolly Goalkeeper Ian McInerney stepped up with the vital score to send the Clare SFC final to a replay for the first time since 2016.
*Kieran Malone puts Mark McCarthy under pressure. Photograph: Martin Connolly Responsibility is nothing new to Kieran Malone whether it’s in the workplace or on the football field, he’s determined not to shirk from such duties when St Josephs Miltown take on Kilmurry Ibrickane in Sunday’s county football final.
*St Josephs Miltown netminder, Sean O’Brien. Photograph: Martin Connolly Miltown have maintained their unbeaten run in the 2019 Clare SFC getting a share of the spoils against Naomh Eoin/O’Currys on Monday evening.
*Cathal Darcy impressed at centre-back for Éire Óg. Photograph: Clare GAA Round Two of the Clare SFC saw five games played across the weekend with St Josephs Miltown, Kilmurry Ibrickane and Ennistymon securing quarter-final places.