The clash of the last two champions in the Clare Senior Hurling Championship is the stand-out tie in Round 2 of the competition.
Ballyea and Sixmilebridge were drawn together in the Winners section of Round 2, which will also see Inagh-Kilnamona go up against Clonlara, Eire Og face Whitegate and St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield meet Newmarket.
In the losers section, either Cratloe or Crusheen will see their hopes of lifting the Canon Hamilton come to an end at this stage after they were paired together.
Feakle play Clooney-Quin, O’Callaghans Mills take on Wolfe Tones and Clarecastle meet Tulla.
Ballyea manager Fergal Hegarty says they’re aware of the challenge posed by Sixmilebridge: