The south-east Clare club are poised to make it to the quarter-final stages if they can overcome Liscannor in the remaining qualifying round tie.
Éire Óg, Ennis are assured of a last eight place by virtue of a round 3 victory over Wolfe Tones na Sionna, at Gurteen yesterday. The ‘Townies’ romped home to a 14 point win, outclassing the Shannon side 2-17 to 1-6 and face Doonbeg in the quarter-finals.
In the SHC, former kingpins St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield were forced into a relegation play-off following a 1-18 to 0-8 defeat by Sixmilebridge, in Group 3. Clonlara topped that group when they beat Cratloe 1-18 to 2-12 at Clarecastle after trailing by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break.
O’Callaghan’s Mills and Tubber emerged from the Senior B section to clinch quarter-final status over the weekend. The Mills came out on top over Éire Óg, Ennis, winning 2-12 to 0-15. Tubber defeated Scariff by 3-12 to 1-13 at Tulla, to secure qualification. Two other Senior B games were also decided when Ballyea and Wolfe Tones beat Whitegate and Smith O’Brien’s respectively.
Kilmaley topped Group 1 when they narrowly beat neighbours Inagh-Kilnamona by 0-15 to 2-8.
Clarecastle maintained their Senior A status when they had two points to spare over Clooney/Quin, running out 0-13 to 0-11 winners.
Newmarket-on-Fergus finished top of Group 2 following a thrilling draw with Crusheen, the sides finishing at 2-13 apiece.
In the other tie in that group played last evening at Shannon, Tulla emerged victorious over Broadford on a score of 0-21 to 1-12.