Survival The Chief Concern On Final Day Of Action In TUS Clare IHC

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The group stages of the TUS Clare intermediate hurling championship conclude this afternoon.

In Group One, the two remaining fixtures see Bodyke face Smith O’Brien’s and Killanena take on Tubber.

Bodyke and Smith O’Brien’s are already through to the last eight, with the winner of that tie sealing top spot in the group.


The other tie is a battle for survival, with the losers dropping into the relegation series.

The quarter-final places from Group Two are all filled, but the meeting of St Joseph’s Doora Barefield and O’Callaghan’s Mills second strings is effectively a playoff to avoid the relegation battle, as they meet in Newmarket at 1pm.

It is a similar situation in Group Three where Parteen-Meelick are already assured of top spot ahead of their clash with Inagh-Kilnamona in Shannon at 4pm.

The big game in this group sees Newmarket’s second string take on Ogonnelloe, with the losers facing a battle to avoid the drop, and they meet in Broadford at 4pm.