Newmarket-on-Fergus have assembled a new senior hurling management for 2021.
After carving out potential match-winning positions on two previous occasions, Inagh-Kilnamona finally cemented victory at the third attempt in what was a fully merited result in Cusack Park on Friday evening.
As they complete their preparations for Saturday’s clash with Whitegate at O’Garney park in Sixmilebridge, Feakle manager Mike Guilfoyle is under no illusions as to the task his side is facing.
In a dogged tie that could have realistically swung in either direction, it was Clonlara who provided the greater composure coming down the final straight to edge the opening spoils in Sixmilebridge on Friday evening.
With the exhaust fumes of the 2012 title winning juggernaut fading inexorably into the distance with every passing season, Newmarket-on-Fergus’ priority list has understandably altered significantly towards moulding a whole new generation of flagship hurlers in recent times.