Final Four Standing In Clare Hurling Championship To Find Out Semi Final Opponents Tonight

The final four standing in the race for Canon Hamilton will find out their semi final opponents this evening.

The three most recent champions are still in the hunt.

Ballyea, Sixmilebridge, Cratloe and Eire Og are the four teams going into the hat for this evenings draw.

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The holders saw off a stubborn challenge from Clooney-Quin, as a strong second half showing saw them win by 2-21 to 0-18.

Eire Og’s 11 point win over Inagh-Kilnamona was overshadowed by a serious leg injury to Combo defender Jason McCarthy, with the game stalled for almost an hour as he awaited for an ambulance to transport him to hospital to be treated.

Townies boss Matt Shannon said everyone’s thought are with Jason as he embarks on the road to recovery.

In what was an overall disappointing weekend due to the lack of real contests in the quarter final ties, Sixmilebridge struck 3-22 in a 10 point win over Wolfe Tones, while Cratloe were seven point winners over Newmarket. Across the four quarter final ties, the average winning margin was just over 9 points.

The relegation battle saw two young stars play leading roles in saving their clubs senior status.

Cian Broderick’s heroics between the posts helped Clarecastle remain in the top tier at the expense of Whitegate, while Mark Rodgers accounted for 4-12 of Scariff’s overall tally of 4-22 as they sent Smith O’Brien’s back down to the intermediate ranks for 2023.

The draw will also take place this evening for the intermediate semi finals where Corofin, Tulla, Doora Barefield and Sixmilebridge will all be in the hat.

The Junior A final will be a tasty local derby as Eire Og and Doora Barefield compete for silverware.