Both Éire Óg and O’Callaghan’s Mills will be aiming to make it third time lucky against the last two champions Sixmilebridge and Ballyea who have dominated the Canon Hamilton Cup for the past five seasons writes Eoin Brennan who previews the penultimate stage clashes in this year’s County Senior Hurling Championship.
With Kilmurry Ibrickane, Lissycasey and St Breckan’s safely into the final four of the senior football championship, the semi-final line-up will be completed this weekend as four teams vie for just one solitary spot in in a two match blitz, writes Eoin Brennan
Less a statement of intent than a professionally clinical assignment for Ballyea who brushed past the disappointing challenge of Clooney-Quin to reach their eighth successive quarter-final in O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on Sunday evening.
*Declan McMahon. Photograph: John Meyler Former St. Senan’s Kilkee and Clare player David Russell is in his second season at the helm at Cooraclare, he and his backroom team are looking forward to making a greater impression this season.
*Kevin Harnett offloads possession. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Failure to convert good scoring opportunities proved costly for Clare in the fourth round of the Allianz National Football League Division 2 played in front of an attendance of 893 people at Cusack Park this Sunday afternoon.
*Pearse Lillis made a return to the Clare team. Photograph: Martin Connolly Two points separated Limerick and Clare as they began their McGrath Cup campaigns on Sunday afternoon with the Treaty County emerging as deserving winners.