A Podge Collins inspired Cratloe advanced to their first Clare SFC final since 2016 narrowly defeating an impressive St Breckans side.
Will experience win through to tee up a Cratloe v Kilmurry Ibrickane final or can Lissycasey and St Breckan’s upset the odds and announce a new senior football order for a new decade? Eoin Brennan previews the weekend’s semi-final candidates.
Cratloe’s reward for dethroning St Josephs Miltown in the Clare SFC is a semi-final tie with current intermediate champions St Breckans.
New management teams are finding it more difficult to advance in the 2020 Clare SHC and SFC which has been dubbed as “the COVID championship”.
A five star performance from full forward Joe McGann was the highlight as St. Breckans booked a place in the semi-final of the Clare senior football championship with a merited win over a fancied Ennistymon outfit at Cusack Park.
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.
St Breckans have marked their return to the top tier of the Clare SFC overcoming Cooraclare in a very entertaining contest on Sunday evening.
Cooraclare have ten Clare senior football championship titles to their credit whilst St. Breckans have yet to get their name on the coveted roll of honour.
Eoin Brennan looks ahead to the opening weekend of action in the Clare senior football championship.