O’Currys book quarter-final spot as Doonbeg & Éire Óg secure their status

O’Currys book quarter-final spot as Doonbeg & Éire Óg secure their status

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Lissycasey lost out to O'Currys in the Clare SFC third round
Lissycasey lost out to O’Currys in the Clare SFC third round

O’Currys booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Clare Senior Football Championship while wins for Doonbeg and Éire Óg ensured their Senior status for 2016.

One point was the difference as O’Currys edged past Lissycasey 0-07 0-06. For the second game in a row Lissycasey only hit one score in the first half as they stuck to their defensive system which leaked six points in the opening half. The 2007 Champions dominated the second half outscoring O’Currys 0-05 to 0-01.

With five minutes remaining the sides were level 0-06 apiece but a late Eoin Troy point was enough to send O’Currys to the quarter-finals for the second successive year while Lissycasey exit the Clare SFC at Round Three for the second year in a row.

Éire Óg maintained their Senior status when they had eight points to spare over Shannon Gaels winning 1-15 0-10. Playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half, Shannon Gaels led at half-time 0-05 0-04. Ennis attacker Eimhin Courtney played a starring role in the Townies revival notching 1-07 in the second half to seal the win and send the Gaels into the dreaded relegation final.

Eighteen time County Champions Doonbeg held off the challenge of Wolfe Tones na Sionna in the other relegation semi-final winning 1-12 1-07. The sides were level with twenty minutes played but a goal from Darragh Leahy pushed the Tones into a two point advantage in the second half.

The Magpies reacted in the second half limiting the Shannon men to just two points as they recovered to ensure they will play in the Clare SFC in 2016 while Wolfe Tones find themselves one step away from the Intermediate grade which they escaped from twelve months ago.

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