Cratloe Lay Down A Marker With Dominant Defeat Of Broadford

Cratloe are firmly poised to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the Clare Senior Hurling Championship of 2022 after maintaining their perfect start to the campaign with a convincing win over Broadford and amassing a scoring difference of plus twenty five after the opening two rounds in the process.

Broadford opened the scoring in the late throw in at Cusack Park through Diarmuid O’Brien, however this was as good as the evening would get for the green and gold as Cratloe’s arsenal would slowly but surely be unleashed.

Rian Considine led the way for the dual champions of 2014 in the opening period with impeccable accuracy from placed balls adding five points to his sides tally while Diarmuid Ryan and Shane Neville were a tour de force in defence.


The Blues went into the break in the ascendancy at 0-13 to Broadford’s 0-08.

The games first goal of the day came shortly after the restart when following a brace of points from Conor McGrath, Rian Considine teed up Podge Collins who made no mistake to rattle the back of Cian O’Brien’s net.

To their credit Broadford did their best to stem the tide as Niall O’Farrell remained on target from frees whilst Paddy Donnellan and Craig Chaplin continued to work tirelessly and managed to keep the eventual winners scoreless from the forty-fifth to fifty-fifth minutes.

However when Cratloe did regain their form it was fittingly Rian Considine who would put the icing on the cake, grabbing a well deserved goal of his own as it finished in Cusack Park, Cratloe 2-23 to Broadford’s 0-16 points