Corofin/Ruan’s bid to complete back to back Minor A hurling titles remains on track after they recorded a comprehensive fourteen point semi-final win on Wednesday evening.
Inagh-Kilnamona did finally justify their favourite’s tag to tee up a fifth senior camogie final meeting with Newmarket-on-Fergus in six years but only after a mammoth 80 minute battle with neighbours Kilmaley in Fr. McNamara Park on Saturday evening.
Familiarity certainly isn’t an issue according to Eoin Brennan as the McMahon Cup winners of the last decade Newmarket-on-Fergus (4), Inagh-Kilnamona (3), Kilmaley (2) and holders Scariff-Ogonnelloe contest Saturday’s Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Finals in Clare Headquarters.
The Fireballs certainly lived up to their historical moniker as O’Callaghan’s Mills brushed aside the challenge of Inagh-Kilnamona to cement their place in a second semi-final in three years in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Clare Senior Hurling Championships could be completely behind closed doors for the very first time but that unprecedented outcome shouldn’t take from the quality and intensity of fare on offer writes Eoin Brennan who looks ahead to this weekend’s intriguing knock-out quartet of senior hurling championship matches.
Reigning county and provincial champions Scariff/Ogonnelloe have consolidated their place iin the knockout stages of the Clare senior camogie championship.
Saturday’s senior camogie championship tie between Sixmilebridge and Inagh/Kilnamona has been postponed.
Championship survival is on the line for teams this weekend in the Clare senior camogie campaign.
Two major local derbies are on the cards in the Clare SHC quarter-finals with some exciting clashes also in store for the Clare IHC last eight.
It’s the view of many Clare GAA followers that the intermediate hurling championship is a particularly difficult competition to win.