ONE CLARE LOTTO player is €50,000 richer.
*Conor Cusack controls the ball with Alan Walsh closing him down, watched by Kieran Leahy. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clare’s wait for a Munster intermediate club football title continues as this year champions, Kildysart bowed out of the provincial campaign at the first hurdle on Saturday.
*Kildysart’s Emmet McMahon. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill FRESH FROM the high of winning a first Clare IFC title since 2003, Kildysart will be aiming to bounce forward in the Munster club intermediate football championship.
Jack O’Neill in action for the Clare minor hurlers. Clare clubs wish to see the grade revert to U18 at club level. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill REVISING the minor age-grade back to U18 from U17 appears to be the wish of the majority of Clare clubs, the November meeting of the Clare County Board was informed.
*Gearoid O’Grady in action for Cill Cúil Gaels. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill HOLDERS Cil Cúil Gaels, Corofin and Ennistymon strengthened their tag as favourites for the U21A football championship.
*Seamus Casey on the attack. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Kildysart finally broke their intermediate final hoodoo when edging out Cooraclare by the bare minimum in a dramatic finale in Cusack Park Ennis on Sunday evening.
*The Cooraclare panel. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Being relegated last season has allowed Cooraclare to re-group according to Mark Tubridy, one of the players who has helped steer them to Sunday’s intermediate final.
*Emmet McMahon kicked 1-04 as Kildysart qualified for the Clare IFC semi-finals. Photograph: Natasha Barton KILDYSART have defeated Shannon Gaels in the Clare IFC quarter-finals for the second time this year, recording a four point winning margin in their fixture.
*Shannon Gaels midfielder Thomas Kelly. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography A DELAY is to occur within the Clare intermediate football championship following a successful appeal by Shannon Gaels.