Football clubs in Clare have voiced their desire for amalgamations to be entitled to field a second team in a lower grade at underage level.
Kildysart, St Josephs Doora/Barefield and Shannon Gaels have qualified for the semi-finals of the intermediate football championship following their second round victories over O’Currys, Michael Cusacks and Kilfenora respectively at the weekend.
Kildysart’s superior fitness proved decisive as they eeked out a one point win over Corofin in what was a most entertaining intermediate football championship first round game at Cusack Park on Friday evening.
*Alan Sweeney & Daniel Carey. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Nine years ago, St Breckans clashed with Kerry opponents in the Munster club intermediate football final and came up short, they are in familiar territory on Sunday as they face Templenoe from the Kingdom in the provincial decider.
*FILE PHOTO: Aidan Davidson in action for St Breckans. Photograph: Gary Collins Kildysart and St Breckans will meet in the final of the Clare IFC following their respective semi-final wins over the weekend.
*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.