*Donie Garrihy embraces Maccon Byrne. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Donie Garrihy will always have a special place in the folklore of Clare soccer but on Saturday he achieved with his local GAA club St Breckans guiding their return to the senior ranks at the first attempt.
*Ellie O’Gorman. Photograph: Ger O’Neill It has been a whirlwind three weeks for the parish of Kilmihil in West Clare and if today goes to plan, there will be plenty of excitement to shorten the autumn evenings.
*Shane Hickey and Shane Gleeson will be crossing paths in two weeks. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fresh off the back of the weekend’s quarter-finals, the semi-final draw for the Clare SFC and IFC took place on Monday evening.
*Kilmurry Ibrickane’s Keelan Sexton. Photograph: Martin Connolly Three of the four semi-finalists in this year’s Clare SFC have been confirmed.
*Niall Williams. Photograph: John Kelly Niall Williams’ reputation in Irish writing is most definitely on the ascent, living in West Clare for the past thirty four years, his texts are influenced by the place and its people.
*Éire Óg’s Dara Walsh will be facing off with Doonbeg in the last eight. Photograph: Mark Hayes Cratloe versus Ennistymon is the pick of the round following Monday evening’s draw for the Clare SFC quarter-finals.
Amalgamation Naomh Eoin/O’Currys will be exempt from relegation in the 2019 Clare SFC.
As the Dublin senior footballers continue their preparations for the All-Ireland senior football final against Kerry and the drive for five, they headed to West Clare to undergo a weekend training camp.
*Conor Cleary in Cusack Cup action. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Miltown begin the defence of the Jack Daly this weekend as the Clare senior football and intermediate championships commence.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare senior football manager Colm Collins is to take time out before deciding if he will seek to remain in charge for a seventh year.