Not even an unprecedented 17 point masterclass from Tony Kelly could prevent neighbours Limerick from securing the double boost of National League honours and a Munster Semi-Final spot in Semple Stadium, Thurles this afternoon.
Time waits for no man, woman or child, athletes too are included in this bracket and unfortunately the talent and ability of Tony Kelly cannot be bottled to pass onto future generations.
Two members of Clare’s All-Ireland winning team of 2013 have departed Brian Lohan’s senior hurling panel while three of the most promising young hurlers in the county have joined the squad.
O’Callaghans Mills have qualified for their first Clare SHC final since 1993 after finishing with an unanswered 1-04 to dump Ballyea out of the championship.
Both Éire Óg and O’Callaghan’s Mills will be aiming to make it third time lucky against the last two champions Sixmilebridge and Ballyea who have dominated the Canon Hamilton Cup for the past five seasons writes Eoin Brennan who previews the penultimate stage clashes in this year’s County Senior Hurling Championship.
Torpey Hurley’s have released their brand new sustainable Bambú hurley, an innovation in sports engineering that has been sculpted and shaped, behind the scenes, for the past six years.
Ballyea booked their spot in the last four of the Clare SHC following a hard-fought encounter with Kilmaley on Saturday evening.
Less a statement of intent than a professionally clinical assignment for Ballyea who brushed past the disappointing challenge of Clooney-Quin to reach their eighth successive quarter-final in O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on Sunday evening.
Two time county champions Ballyea began their 2020 Clare SHC with a win coming out on top against battle-hardened Crusheen on Sunday afternoon
Ballyea are buoyed by the presence of their key men as they fine-tune preparations for their opening outing of the Clare senior hurling championship, it’s an experience they haven’t been used to.