Lissycasey deservedly advanced to a first County Senior Football Championship in seven years after again fending off adversity, this time getting the better of neighbours Kilmihil on Saturday afternoon.
While Cratloe are self-isolating following a difficult week, their senior football championship rivals battle it out in Round 2 for coveted semi-final spots, three by means of the direct route and the remaining place eventually emanating from the dreaded thunderdome that is the losers section writes Eoin Brennan
Reigning county champions St Josephs Miltown will have to overcome Doonbeg in a repeat of last year’s semi-final if they are to hold onto the Jack Daly, it is one of many cracking ties on the cards in the next round of the Clare SFC.
Lissycasey have booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Clare SFC causing an upset by defeating Cratloe.
Having reached the pinnacle of a historic County Senior Hurling and Football Championship double in 2014, a feat not realised in 100 years, Cratloe were always going to be scrutinised by that standard ever since.
Eoin Brennan looks ahead to the opening weekend of action in the Clare senior football championship.
While not an official GAA regulation, Sod’s Law has certainly become a regular feature in the gaelic games world as John Ryan would learn when the draw was made for this year’s senior championship in early July.
Repeated perturbation has been voiced with the administrative process behind the reasons outlined for refusal of planning permission within the county on the grounds of visual impact.
GAA clubs in Clare have criticised the amount of isolated players bypassing nearer clubs to join other teams.
Croke Park officials were singled out for prioritising sponsors over young members at the June meeting of Clare County Board.