Kilmaley are hoping their current situation will sharpen the mind ahead of Round Two of the senior hurling championship.
Following a one-point loss to Éire Óg, the Clare Cup champions must overcome Whitegate to keep their interests alive.
A backlash is expected from last year’s semi-finalists but Whitegate proved their worth with four goals against Cratloe.
Manager John Carmody says their players have the ability to advance to Round Three.
Throw-in at Sixmilebridge on Saturday is 3pm and we’ll have regular updates here on Clare FM.