*Ambrose Heagney dishes out a yellow card to Clarecastle’s Adam Healy. Photograph: John Meyler An ex inter-county referee has praised Clare GAA for the handling of fixtures in the club championship by awarding younger men in the middle high profile senior games.
*Éire Óg’s Dara Walsh will be facing off with Doonbeg in the last eight. Photograph: Mark Hayes Cratloe versus Ennistymon is the pick of the round following Monday evening’s draw for the Clare SFC quarter-finals.
*Mícheál O’Loughlin’s effort sails over the bar during Clonlara’s 2016 county semi-final win over Cratloe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Pairings are now known for the Clare SHC quarter-finals following Monday’s draw in Clareabbey.
Cratloe complete the lineup of the 2019 Clare SHC quarter-finals claiming the spot at the expense of Kilmaley.
*Cratloe’s Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly A place in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC will be the prize for the winners of the four ties taking place this weekend.
*Liam Markham and Cathal Darcy during the 2018 county semi-final. Photograph: Clare GAA Clare Cup champions Kilmaley will face last year’s championship finalists Cratloe in the third round of the Clare SHC.
*Sixmilebridge’s Seadna Morey. Photograph: Veronica McMahon Four of the eight quarter-finalists in the Clare SHC are known following this weekend’s action.
*Conor Cleary in Cusack Cup action. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Miltown begin the defence of the Jack Daly this weekend as the Clare senior football and intermediate championships commence.
*Clare’s Cathal Crosbie on far left. On his first occasion representing his country in a major championships, Cathal Crosbie narrowly missed out on a place in the European final
Cratloe’s Cathal Crosbie is currently contesting his first major championship for Ireland which are taking place in Sweden.