Sixmilebridge have claimed the Clare SHC for the fifteenth time overcoming neighbours O’Callaghans Mills by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
Both Éire Óg and O’Callaghan’s Mills will be aiming to make it third time lucky against the last two champions Sixmilebridge and Ballyea who have dominated the Canon Hamilton Cup for the past five seasons writes Eoin Brennan who previews the penultimate stage clashes in this year’s County Senior Hurling Championship.
*Caimin Morey under pressure from Clarecastle’s Jonathan Clancy. Photograph: Chris Copley Sixmilebridge outscored Inagh/Kilnamona nine points to two in the final quarter to secure their place in the final of the Clare SHC.
*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.
*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.
*Donal Tuohy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the ten years that he has been on the Clare senior hurling panel, Donal Tuohy has noted a change in his contribution to the squad and how the importance of puckouts has escalated, this Sunday he is hoping glory away days in Waterford will be repeated as the Munster …
Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named an unchanged fifteen from that which defeated Waterford for Sunday’s encounter with Tipperary. Clare travel to Semple Stadium in search of the county’s first Munster championship win over Tipperary in Thurles since 1928. After replacing his Sixmilebridge teammate in the starting side two weeks ago, Jamie Shanahan continues …