Mark McKenna has been an ever-present member of Scariff’s intermediate management for the past five years as they fought to regain their senior status, on Sunday they reached their intended destination and few of the 200 plus people in Cusack Park could share his pride.
Reinvigorated by the youthful additions in recent seasons, the experienced heads in the Scariff line up will play a critical role in Sunday’s intermediate final, none more so than captain Michael Scanlan.
Reaching the final of the Clare intermediate hurling championship has not happened as quickly as clicking one’s fingers, it’s why they will savour the build-up to the occasion and aim to make their outing a memorable one for the right reasons.
*St Josephs Doora/Barefield’s David Conroy. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Doora/Barefield produced a remarkable comeback to force extra time and seal their place in the Clare IHC decider.