Champions Sixmilebridge suffered their first Clare SHC defeat in two years when losing to Crusheen (1-14 to 0-16) at Cusack Park on Saturday evening.
A 41st minute Fergus Kennedy goal proved the decisive score in an exciting tie.
Earlier at the Ennis venue Feakle upset a fancied Cratloe 1-15 to 0-16 with Óisin Donnellan grabbing the tie’s only goal midway through the second-half.
In Shannon, Clooney/Quin defeated Inagh-Kilnamona 4-13 to 1-19. Two goals apiece from Martin Duggan and Peter Duggan saw Clooney/Quin take the spoils
O’Callaghan’s Mills defeated Whitegate 2-16 to 1-13 in the big East Clare derby in Scariff.
Clarecastle were the first victors in the 2016 championship when defeating Tulla 0-19 to 0-17 on Friday night in Ennis. The Magpies trailed for most of the tie and took the lead for the first time after 57 minutes with Bobby Duggan hitting ten points while a late Sean Costelloe goal clinched victory for Wolfe Tones Na Sionna over neighbours Newmarket-on-Fergus at Sixmilebridge yesterday (2-12 to 1-13).
Clonlara overcame Kilmaley 2-21 to 3-17 at Cusack Park yesterday while Éire Óg defeated Ballyea after an extra time epic which finished 3-26 to 1-23,
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