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For the first time, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe will meet in the final of the Clare SHC at 3:15pm today, The Clare Echo sought the opinions of five well-known figures to assess how the game will go.
*Daragh Sexton offloads the ball under pressure from Sean Collins. Photograph: Sean Collins A first ever senior championship final meeting with neighbours St Josephs Miltown is the reward for Kilmurry Ibrickane following their two point win over thirteen man Cratloe on Sunday. Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-13 Cratloe 1-08 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Cratloe’s Rian Considine. A commanding second half from Cratloe saw them set up a county final date with their neighbours Sixmilebridge.
Cratloe complete the lineup of the 2019 Clare SHC quarter-finals claiming the spot at the expense of Kilmaley.
*Cratloe’s Liam Markham Cratloe laid out their intentions as the Clare SFC got underway with five games taking place across the weekend.
*Seamus Callanan reacts quickest and buries the ball in the Clare goal despite Patrick O’Connor’s attempts. Photograph: Martin Connolly The Clare Echo’s Darach Honan reflects on Clare’s thirteen point defeat to Tipperary and looks at possible changes for Sunday’s must-win tie against Limerick.
*Patrick O’Connor under pressure from Seamus Callanan. Photograph: Gary Collins Tipperary have beaten Clare in the Munster SHC at Cusack Park for the first time since 1912 as they comprehensively dispatched of the Banner on Sunday. Tipperary 3-21 Clare 0-17 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Clare’s defence deal with a Tipperary attack in the 2018 Munster SHC. Photograph: Gary Collins Both Clare and Tipperary are unbeaten so far in this year’s Munster SHC, for one that will change on Sunday according to The Clare Echo columnist Darach Honan.
*Donal Tuohy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the ten years that he has been on the Clare senior hurling panel, Donal Tuohy has noted a change in his contribution to the squad and how the importance of puckouts has escalated, this Sunday he is hoping glory away days in Waterford will be repeated as the Munster…