CLARE senior football champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane are out of the 2013 title race. At Kilmihil on this Sunday evening they suffered a one point loss to Éire Óg in a quarter final tie that produced some great excitement, writes Seamus Hayes.
The game was delayed for over half an hour in the opening half whilc injured Eire Og midfielder Darren O’Neill received attention. At half time the town side led the title holders by the odd point in five.
Éire Óg had the better of the early second half exchanges and opened a nine point lead, 2-5 to 0-2. The champions refused to go down without a fight, however, and they dominated the last quarter hitting eight unanswered points. In the final minute, Ian McInerney’s free to level the game rebounded into play off the upright.
Earlier today, Lissycasey booked their quarter final spot with a one point win over Ennistymon in a tie that required extra time. The final score here was 0-9 to 1-5.
Clondegad progressed to the third round of the championship with an 0-11 to 0-7 win over Wolfe Tones leaving the Shannon side now in the relegation play offs.
The intermediate football final will be between Miltown St. Josephs and Kilmihil. Favourites Miltown struggled to a 0-6 to 0-3 win over Corofi, while Kilmihil had seven points to spare over Kildysart.