*Dermot Coughlan. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Dermot Coughlan’s Clare minor football management for 2020 has been confirmed.
*Conor Cleary embraces Seanie Malone. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Conor Cleary deservedly picked up the man of the match award following St Joseph Miltown’s success in the Clare SFC on Sunday, for the towering midfielder getting to line out alongside his twin brother Eoin made their win all the more special.
*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.
*Enda & Dermot Coughlan. Photograph: John Mangan Sunday will see two neighbours go to war in the Clare SFC final but it will also split families as cousins will be in opposite camps including the Coughlans and Clearys.
*Daragh Sexton offloads the ball under pressure from Sean Collins. Photograph: Sean Collins A first ever senior championship final meeting with neighbours St Josephs Miltown is the reward for Kilmurry Ibrickane following their two point win over thirteen man Cratloe on Sunday. Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-13 Cratloe 1-08 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Shane Meehan. Photograph: Chris Copley Clare minor hurlers Shane Meehan and Cian Galvin have been selected on the Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards Hurling Team of the Year.
*Clare senior football manager, Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Dermot Coughlan’s return as Clare minor football manager has already been confirmed, it appears Colm Collins and Seamus Clancy will also continue in their respective roles in charge of the senior and U20 sides.
*Cratloe’s Liam Markham Cratloe laid out their intentions as the Clare SFC got underway with five games taking place across the weekend.
*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 Cillian Brennan gets away from Paul Geaney of Kerry. Photograph: Martin Connolly WHEN I sit down to pen a column for The Clare Echo, a defeat is usually handled with a critical look at where the side has gone wrong. However on this occasion I can offer nothing but praise for this Clare team,…