Tough ties ahead in Clare SHC

Tough ties ahead in Clare SHC

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Niall Gilligan and his Sixmilebridge teammates will put their County title on the line in Round Two. Picture: John Meyler
Niall Gilligan and his Sixmilebridge teammates will put their County title on the line in Round Two. Picture: John Meyler

There are some exciting contests ahead in the Clare Senior Hurling Championship following on from Monday evening’s draw at Clareabbey.

Labelled as the standout tie in the winners section of Round Two, local rivals Clarecastle and Éire Óg come up against each other for the first time at Senior level since 2008. The Townies had an epic extra time win over Ballyea in Round One while Clarecastle survived a strong Tulla performance.

Fresh from their derby win over Newmarket-on-Fergus two weeks ago, Wolfe Tones na Sionna face a stiff test against Crusheen who will have momentum after overcoming reigning champions, Sixmilebridge.

Feakle’s reward for edging past Cratloe is a tough test with fellow East Clare side O’Callaghans Mills. The other pairing in the winners section sees 2015 finalists Clonlara take on Clooney/Quin who were very impressive in their first round win over Inagh/Kilnamona.

For the teams in the losers section, it is now about winning at all costs. The pick of these ties is current champions Sixmilebridge vs Kilmaley who reached the County semi-final in 2015. A repeat clash of the 2013 semi-final sees Ballyea and Newmarket-on-Fergus go toe to toe. Whitegate have been handed a difficult assignment as they entertain Cratloe while the final pairing sees Inagh/Kilnamona vs Tulla.

Dates for these games are dependent on the performance of both Clare Senior teams.

Clare Senior Hurling Championship Round Two:
Winners Section:
Éire Óg vs Clarecastle
Wolfe Tones na Sionna vs Crusheen
O’Callaghans Mills vs Feakle
Clooney/Quin vs Clonlara

Losers Section:
Tulla vs Inagh/Kilnamona
Ballyea vs Newmarket-on-Fergus
Cratloe vs Whitegate
Kilmaley vs Sixmilebridge

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