Countless milestones, memories and gatherings were taken from our reach in 2020 but once again sport came up trumps in providing joy and solace with many organisations also leading the way when it came local community responses during the pandemic, Head of Sport Páraic McMahon dishes out the gongs in the inaugural Clare Echo Sporting Awards.
Clare’s senior footballers have exited the championship falling at the first hurdle as they suffered a three point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday afternoon.
Darragh Sexton was one of the finds of the summer in 2016 when Kilmurry Ibrickane won a first Clare SFC title in four years, they retained the title a year later but with three seasons deprived of championship success, the defender made sure to absorb the moment as he got reacquainted with the Jack Daly.
Getting their hands on Jack Daly for the first time since 2017 has given Kilmurry Ibrickane supporters the perfect tonic in the midst of a global pandemic, star man Keelan Sexton believed.
Kilmurry Ibrickane have collected their sixteenth Clare senior football championship and first since 2017.
Cratloe and Kilmurry-Ibrickane last met in the Clare senior football final in 2016 when a replay was needed to produce a winner.
Relations are plentiful throughout the Kilmurry Ibrickane senior squad, it adds to the existing family atmosphere which is underpinned by the Hickey brothers.
Kilmurry Ibrickane have qualified for their tenth Clare SFC semi-final in twelve years after overcoming the challenge of Éire Óg on Sunday afternoon.
While “winning is nice, teams that win their first round game are unlikely to get too excited”.
We’ve reached the attack in the quest to select Clare’s greatest senior football team of the past three decades.