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Miltown's Conor Cleary is battling to be fit for the senior football quarter final; Photograph by John Kelly.

Football quarter final pairings decided

By Seamus Hayes

Holders Cratloe will face either O’Curry’s or St Joseph’s in the quarter final of the Clare senior football championship.

The quarter final pairings were decided at a meeting of Clare GAA board at Treacys West County Hotel on Tuesday night.

Before the pairings were decided, the meeting unanimously agreed that the quarter final involving Miltown St  Joseph’s will take place on Friday,  September 5 in the event of Clare qualifying for the All-Ireland U-21 hurling final. The meeting was told that the Clare U-r 21 hurling management will facilitate Conor Cleary’s availability to his club on that date in the event of Clare being in the All-Ireland final on Saturday September 13.

The draw paired Miltown against the winners of this Sunday’s meeting of Éire Óg and Lissycasey. The remaining two quarter final pairings are Doonbeg v Ennistymon or Cooraclare; Clondegad v Kilmurry-Ibrickane or St Senan’s.

All four quarter finals will be played on the weekend of September 5, 6 and 7 with the Miltown v Lissycasey or Éire Óg game on the Friday evening. The venues for all four games will be decided at a meeting of the CCC next week.

The pairings for the intermediate hurling championship were also decided at the board meeting. Parteen or Killanena will play Smith O’Brien’s while Sixmilebridge will take on Feakle. The games will be played on Saturday and Sunday week. The Parteen v Killanena game to decide the last semi-final place goes ahead on Sunday evening at 6p.m.


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