Cratloe Eyeing Up “Acid Test” Against The Champions In Clare SHC

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Cratloe boss Conor Earley says the biggest test of their season is coming up in two weeks time when they take on the reigning Clare senior hurling champions.

The south-east Clare men picked up their second win of the season with a comfortable victory over Broadford, thanks in part to goals from Podge Collins and Rian Considine.

A showdown with the champions is up next, and Earley says that’s a game they are aiming to be ready for


Meanwhile Broadford boss Jimmy Browne says they have to refocus quickly as they aim to get their season back on track.

After back to back defeats, a derby showdown with O’Callaghan’s Mills is up next for Broadford, where only a win will see them ease their relegation fears.

Browne says that’s where their focus has to be.

Crusheen boss Kevin Sheehan is confident the leaders in their group will ensure they are ready for a crucial final round group game in the Clare senior hurling championship.

Defeat to Wolfe Tones sees Crusheen needing a victory in two weeks time when they take on Smith O’Brien’s if they’re to have a hope of avoiding the relegation scrap.

Sheehan says the manner of the Killaloe’s men’s victory over Inagh-Kilnamona means another huge test awaits.

Meanwhile Kilmaley manager Conor Clancy is fearful their poor scoring difference could yet prove costly.

A fourteen point loss to Clooney-Quin leaves the Clare Cup champions needing to beat Scariff in the final round, while also hoping other results go their way to make the knockout stages.

Clancy says they’re disappointed with their performance but feels they have to move on from it with another big challenge ahead

Clarecastle boss Brian Russell insists his side will offer no excuses if they fail to get the win next time out that could see them move away from the relegation battle.

The Magpies have a four week break after their loss to Ballyea, with a crucial showdown against O’Callaghan’s Mills next on the agenda.

Russell says they have no choice but to be ready for it.

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