In very windy conditions in Sixmilebridge on Saturday evening, Feakle opened their Clare senior club championship campaign with the slenderest of victories over pre-match favourites Clonlara.


After a titanic effort by all, it would take a last puck of the ball point by Raymond Bane to split the sides and give Feakle the two points in my first championship game involved with the team.


The task doesn’t get any easier however, with a second round group fixture against tournament favourites Sixmilebridge next Sunday.


Feakle         1-17

Clonlara     1-16