*Sixmilebridge’s Evan McInerney. Photograph: Chris Copley Without question, Evan McInerney was Sixmilebridge’s breakout player of the championship.
Crusheen have qualified for the Clare SHC semi-finals for the first time since 2015 dethroning reigning champions Ballyea.
*Colin Smyth breaks away from James Murphy and Gary Brennan. Photograph: Mark Hayes Éire Óg recorded back to back championship wins sending 2017 finalists Clondegad into a relegation battle.
*Norma Cahill with her daughter Róisín. From Ennis to Eindhoven, Norma Cahill has conquered the world in a swimming sense in a career that has seen her accumulate National, European and World records.
*Éire Óg’s Darren O’Brien gets away from Cillian Fennessy. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Feakle, Ballyea and Éire Óg have secured their spots in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC.
*Cathal Malone netted a hat-trick for Sixmilebridge. Photograph: John Meyler Seven games took place in the Clare senior hurling championship on Saturday marking the beginning of the 2019 campaign.
*Aaron Gillane in action with Jack Browne. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have lost their second successive Munster senior hurling championship game in the space of a week, falling down at the expense of All-Ireland champions Limerick in a dreadful display.
*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.
*John Conlon leading the Clare attack. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s 2019 Munster senior hurling campaign is off to a successful start following a nail-biting one point win over Waterford. Clare 1-20 Wateford 0-22 Venue: Walsh Park, 11,012 spectators gathered in Walsh Park for the first Munster SHC tie at the venue since 1996, a time…
*Jack Browne & Shane Bennett will renew acquaintances on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Connolly Both Clare and Waterford have announced their starting teams for Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship clash.