There’s one glaring difference between Sunday’s finalists and the remainder of the clubs who have been relegated since the senior championship overhaul in 2014.
Part of a backroom team with Iarla Tannion, John Clancy, Ivan Conway, Matthew Fitzsimon and Mike Finn, selector Eoin Ruane is hoping that past final experiences can stand to Tubber in their Intermediate Final showdown with Scariff.
Reaching the final of the Clare intermediate hurling championship has not happened as quickly as clicking one’s fingers, it’s why they will savour the build-up to the occasion and aim to make their outing a memorable one for the right reasons.
A family affair saw Jacobs First turn on the heat in Galway over the weekend while the much-anticipated Emerald Isle Irish Cambridgeshire Semi Finals drew plenty of interest in Limerick.
Tubber owned Sues Newhall was one of the winning newcomers in Galway at the weekend while Sporting Pat was the highlight of Saturday’s racing in Limerick.
A momentum-fuelled Tubber blitzed St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield with five timely goals to power through to their third Intermediate Hurling Final in four years.
All games in the Clare SHC and IHC will be available to view for free this weekend.
Championship favourites Sixmilebridge and Ballyea have avoided each other in the semi-final draw of the Clare senior hurling championship (SHC).
With a tally of 5-10 between them the sparkling form of Domhnall McMahon and the Earley brothers Clive and Blaine proved too much for Sixmilebridge in this intermediate hurling championship quarter final tie at Eire Og on Sunday afternoon.
It’s the view of many Clare GAA followers that the intermediate hurling championship is a particularly difficult competition to win.