Leaders will be required in abundance as Clare prepare to take on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster SHC qualifier, David Fitzgerald is hopeful to be chief among them for the men in saffron and blue.
Sixmilebridge have claimed the Clare SHC for the fifteenth time overcoming neighbours O’Callaghans Mills by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
O’Callaghans Mills contest a first Clare SHC final since 1993 on Sunday and once again they will face off with dear neighbours Sixmilebridge in the county decider.
Securing the services of Donach O’Donnell as manager and coach for this year was a definite coup for O’Callaghans Mills but the biggest prize of all is up for grabs when they face neighbours Sixmilebridge on Sunday.
Hurling is the world’s fastest field game played on grass, for thousands exponents of the art form they have flocked to Torpeys in their endeavours to master the craft.
Six years separated Conor Clancy first taking on Offaly in an All-Ireland Final and the 1995 decider, how Clare prepared was crucial to reversing the outcome in his opinion.
Clare’s players were moulded by a trust and self-belief placed in them by the management of their conquering side of 1995.
Reigning Clare SHC champions Sixmilebridge are the first side to secure their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Workmanlike is perhaps the best way of describing Sixmilebridge’s safe passage to a fourth successive senior quarter-final in Cusack Park on Saturday evening.
Kilmurry McMahon native Peter O’Connell has resigned from his role as Editor of The Clare Champion.