Source: Eoin Brennan - Clare Echo
Sixmilebridge 1-23 Clooney-Quin 0-18
Venue: O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge
Normal service resumed on Sunday evening when when three-in-a-row chasing Sixmilebridge inflicted a first defeat on Clooney-Quin in O’Garney Park.
In truth, Sixmilebridge set the pace throughout but only effectively started to pull away once Jason Loughnane brilliantly controlled and finished a Paul Corry delivery in the 37th minute.
Fergal Lynch and Caimin Morey compete for possession. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Seadna Morey, Jamie Shanahan and Alex Morey were to the fore as the Bridge carved out a 0-13 to 0-09 interval lead. And while Clooney-Quin freetaker Darragh Keogh and Mikey Corry provided the greatest resistance, Loughnane’s goal gave the hosts an extra impetus for the remainder at 1-15 to 0-12.
First cousins Alex (4) and Seadna Morey expertly closed out the contest in the final quarter despite late goal chances for Eoin Guilfoyle and his replacement Alan Culligan before this low-key derby ground to its inevitable finish.
Sixmilebridge: Colm Fitzgerald; Brian Carey, Noel Purcell, Christy Carey; Pa Mulready, Caimin Morey, Seadna Morey; Jason Loughnane, Evan McInerney; Conor Deasy, Jamie Shanahan, Jordan Downes; Brian Corry, Alan Mulready, Alex Morey
Subs: Leon Kelly for P. Mulready (inj), Paul Corry for Deasy (inj), Luke Keogh for A. Mulready
Clooney-Quin: Keith Hogan; John Conneally, Shane McNamara, Ruaidhri McNamara; Mike McNamara, Conor Harrison, Jimmy Corry; Martin Duggan, Oisin Egan; Darragh Keogh, Mikey Corry, Eoghan O’Brien; Ronan O’Donnell, Fergal Lynch, Eoin Guilfoyle
Subs: Eanna Barry for Egan, Gary Hogan for O’Donnell, Luke Harrison for M. Corry (56), Enda Harrison for J. Corry (inj), Alan Culligan for Guilfoyle