The manager of the defending Clare senior hurling champions feels their quarter-final opponents will pose a huge challenge for his side this weekend.
Ballyea put their title on the line as they face Clooney-Quin for what will be their third showdown in the last four seasons.
Both sides suffered defeat in their last outings, with Cratloe pipping Ballyea to top spot in Group Two, while Clooney-Quin lost out to Eire Óg.
Ballyea boss Robbie Hogan is warning they will have plenty areas to think about on Sunday
Throw in on Sunday in Cusack Park is at 12pm with commentary on Clare FM with O’Sullivan & Hansbury Motors, Kilrush Road Ennis.