On Wednesday 25th June the West Clare colleges (Kilkee,Kilrush,Kilmihil,Kildysart) took part in the St Flannans Father O Doherty 1st year blitz Cup and and recorded victories over Marist College Athlone, St Colmans of Claremorris and St Flannans to progress into the final later in the day.
However in the final they met also unbeaten Connacht 1st year League and Championship winners St Jarlaths of Tuam who with the aid of a strong breeze lead 1-7 to no score at half time. The West Clare lads scored 2-1 without reply midway through the 2nd half to leave a goal between the sides, however Jarlaths responded in style adding 3 goals before the finish to leave the final score St Jarlaths 4-7 to W.Clare 2-3.
The progress made by the W.Clare side playing at this level was evident throughout all of yesterdays games and playing against a school of Jarlaths tradition has showed the players where they need to be aiming.
West Clare 1st Year Squad