Crusheen and Cratloe Among Four Teams In Senior Hurling Semis

The senior hurling championship is down to the final four teams after this weekend’s quarter-finals.

Crusheen produced the biggest result as they held off defending champions Ballyea to win by 0-18 to 2-11 yesterday.

It was enough to secure a first semi-final appearance in four years.


And manager James Carrig tells Clare FM’s Eoin Brennan their experienced campaigners haven’t lost their desire for success.


Their opponents at the penultimate hurdle will be Cratloe who came from behind to win by the exact same score against Clonlara on Saturday.

Cratloe boss Alan Neville claims to Clare FM’s Syl O’Connor that strong finishes have been their forte this year.


The other semi-final will see Inagh/Kilnamona take on Sixmilebridge in a repeat of their Clare Cup meeting in July.

Inagh/Kilnamona came through Feakle by 1-28 to 1-26 after extra-time in their quarter-final.

And three first half goals ensured Sixmilebridge a 3-16 to 1-19 victory over Éire Óg.


Meanwhile, Tulla will operate at intermediate level in 2020 after suffering relegation on Saturday.

They went down to O’Callaghan’s Mills by 0-18 to 1-11 in the final play-off.