Cratloe took a narrow victory over Ennistymon in the opening round of the 2017 Senior Football Championship.
Colm Collins’s side deflected a late Ennistymon recovery to secure a three point win.
Cathal McInerney opened the scoring for Cratloe with a point from a free in the second minute, and their first goal came only three minutes after that when Dean de Loughrey found the back of the Ennistymon net.
A fourty-eighth minute goal from Ennistymon reduced the deficit to seven points while David Houlihan found the net for Cathal Crowe’s men to reduce the gap to three points in the final minutes.
A last second attempt at an equalizer missed the net and the full time whistle blew on the kick-out, three minutes into injury time.
The final score there was 1-16 to 2-10.
There were four other games in the Championship today;
Cooraclare took a 15 point to 1-9 victory over St Breckan’s.
Eire Og beat Corofin in Cusack Park – that game finished up 3-10 to 1-3.
Ger Kelly’s Lisseycasey overcame St Joseph’s Doora Barefield on a 1-12 to 1-6 score.
Six points from Clare Football Captain Gary Brennan aided Clondegad to a 1-17 to 0-9 point victory over Kevin Shaloo’s Kilkee.