*Sixmilebridge’s Evan McInerney. Photograph: Chris Copley Without question, Evan McInerney was Sixmilebridge’s breakout player of the championship.
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.
*Sixmilebridge’s Seadna Morey. Photograph: Chris Copley It was far from their finest hour but Sixmilebridge managed to hold off a defiant Éire Óg and keep their aspirations of winning a fourteenth Clare SHC title alive.
*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.
*David Reidy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Championship aspirations will become more defined as the second round takes place in the Clare club hurling scene over the weekend.
*Cathal Malone netted a hat-trick for Sixmilebridge. Photograph: John Meyler Seven games took place in the Clare senior hurling championship on Saturday marking the beginning of the 2019 campaign.
*Tony Kelly’s shot is blocked by Kieran Bennett during their Munster League meeting in January. Photograph: Martin Connolly Their League quarter-final defeat to Waterford in Walsh Park was the warm-up and Sunday is the real deal as Clare aim to get their Munster senior hurling championship campaign off to a winning start.
*Photograph: Oliver Fitzpatrick Newmarket Celtic were knocked out of the Munster Junior Cup on penalties by Limerick club Pike Rovers.
*Photograph: Brian Arthur Clare students played their part as Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) set the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities ever to play in a hurling match.
Donal Moloney’s three month ban has been overturned ahead of today’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Wexford, The Clare Echo can reveal. He was handed down the suspension ahead of the Munster Final defeat to Cork. The Scariff man was mentioned in referee Paud O’Dwyer’s report from the two point win over Tipperary for ‘minor interference’…