A lightning hat-trick of sucker-punch goals in each half saw Kilmurry Ibrickane blitz neighbours St Joseph’s Miltown to capture the Intermediate honours in Shanahan McNamara Park in Doonbeg on Sunday afternoon.
Cratloe deservedly advanced to their fifth consecutive Senior Football Championship Semi-Final after a powerful finish saw them produce a dramatic seven point turnaround to end St Joseph’s Miltown’s two year reign in Cusack Park on Sunday evening.
St Josephs Miltown’s hopes of a third Clare senior football title in a row are alive and well.
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
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”.
Back-to-back champions St Joseph’s Miltown finally got off the mark for this year’s Senior Football Championship after keeping a stubborn Doonbeg at arm’s length to advance to the last six in Cooraclare Park on Saturday evening.
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
Club managers in Clare have criticised restrictions on the amount of panel members allowed to tog out for championship encounters.
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.
Winners of the title for the past two years, St Josephs Miltown head into the 2020 campaign hoping to retain the Jack Daly cup.