The 2017 Munster club championship gets underway this weekend with the first games coming in the intermediate hurling competition.
Clooney-Quin manager Fergie O'Loughlin was looking at the glass half full rather than half empty after yesterday's drawn Clare SHC final against Sixmilebridge.
"I've been fortunate to win an All-Ireland with Donegal, but to win a county title with my club is right up there."
Sixmilebridge and Clooney-Quin will have to renew acquaintances to determine the Clare senior hurling championship winners for 2017.
In one of the most hectic Sunday's of the year we were served up some cracking matches. Here are a list of the day's results.
There were no fewer than 19 games being covered this afternoon.
Champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane are through to another Clare SFC final after a dramatic 2-10 to 2-9 extra-time victory over Cratloe at Cusack Park today.
The provisional 2018 Allianz League fixtures have been announced, with a Croke Park double-header involving the Dublin footballers and hurlers getting proceedings underway on Saturday, January 27.
A huge weekend of club action lies ahead with nineteen county finals - thirteen in football and six in hurling - taking place across the country.
Clooney-Quin manager Fergie O'Loughlin has been long preaching that his charges have the potential to win a county SHC final.
Having failed to defend their county title from the previous year is a painful memory for Sixmilebridge, according to their county star Seadna Morey.
The Club Players' Association (CPA) remains frustrated with the GAA over the lack of progress to finalise a master fixture plan for 2018.
Our Lady's, Templemore made a winning start to the defence of their Harty Cup title this afternoon.
Clare's 2013 All-Ireland winning captain Patrick Donnellan has followed in the footsteps of Brendan Bugler and Colin Ryan by bringing the curtain down on his inter-county career.
There was no shortage of milestone achivements on the club scene over the weekend while the debate over the rights and wrongs of the Gooch's upcoming testimonial dinner rages on...
"Naturally, we'll smell the flowers and the bloom. County finals are always hard to win and we'll certainly enjoy this one."
The county finals are coming thick and fast.
Clare's Colin Ryan has announced his inter-county retirement at the age of 29.
A third game has been added to next month's Super 11s hurling series at Boston's iconic Fenway Park.
The Camogie Association and Liberty Insurance are delighted to announce that the first ever Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars Tour will take this year with Madrid being announced as the destination for the inaugural trip.
Two-time Clare All-Star Brendan Bugler has officially announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
Colm Collins will be in charge of the Clare senior footballers once more in 2018.