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Davy celebrates again in Clare as Sixmilebridge crowned senior hurling champions once more

An eight-point win for the ‘Bridge today over O’Callaghan Mills.

Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with his Sixmilebridge players.
Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with his Sixmilebridge players.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Sixmilebridge 0-20
O’Callaghan Mills 0-12

THE CHAMPIONS REIGNED supreme again on Clare county senior hurling final day as Sixmilebridge retained their crown in impressive fashion in Ennis this afternoon.

The Davy Fitzgerald-coached side ran out victors by eight points as they completed back-to-back championships, the first Clare club to achieve that at senior hurling level since Crusheen did in 2011.

It caps off a particularly fruitful period for the ‘Bridge as they collected a fifth title in eight seasons, a fine haul for a club that had endured a barren spell between 2002 and 2013.

Fitzgerald signed off on club duties before focusing on his role with Wexford for the winter on a successful note. He provided a link to the last final meeting between these two back in 1993 when he played in goal and there was disappointment again on this occasion for underdogs O’Callaghan Mills.

shane-golden-and-goalkeeper-derek-fahy-lift-the-trophy Shane Golden and Derek Fahy celebrate the Sixmilebridge victory. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Playing in their first decider in 27 years, their wait for a title goes on after last tasting success way back in 1937. They trailed 0-13 to 0-7 at the interval here and while they did hit three quick points early in the second half to draw closer, Sixmilebridge powered on from there to triumph.

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Alex Morey was top scorer for the winners with his six pointed frees while there were important scoring contributions as well from Clare senior Cathal Malone (0-4), Brian Corry (0-3), Alan Mulready (0-2) and Jamie Shanahan (0-2). Colin Crehan bagged 0-5 for the defeated O’Callaghan Mills team while Gary Cooney, Aidan Fawl and Sean Cotter all raised a brace of white flags apiece.

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