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*Eimear Kelly and Truagh/Clonlara will have a big say in this year’s campaign. 

The race for the McMahon Cup begins in earnest this Friday in the nine-team Clare senior camogie championship.

While Inagh/Kilnamona are the favourites to retain their crown, The Clare Echo profiles all competing teams.

Group A

Newmarket-on-Fergus

Management: Brian Enright (manager), Alan Hehir, Paudie McMahon, Joe Brett, Sinead McMahon, Martin Conlon (S&C)
Captain: Aimee McInerney
Key Player: Katie O’Flanagan
One to Watch: Sinead White
Fresh Blood: Izzy Coffey, Lauryn Flaherty
Departure Gate: Lorraine Bible
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Kilmaley (Sept 18)
Round 2 v Kilkishen-Bodyke (Sept 25)
Round 3 v Scariff-Ogonnelloe (Oct 2)
Round 4 v St. Josephs Doora/Barefield (Oct 9)
Round 5 a bye (Oct. 16)

Scariff-Ogonnelloe
Management: David O’Sullivan (manager), Sarah Skelly, J. P. Houlihan, Alan Gorman, Ronan Moore (S&C); Eleanor Walsh and Cormac Sullivan (Stats and Backroom), Dr. Conor McGee (medical)
Joint captains: Mairead Scanlan and Amy Barrett
Key Player: Amy Barrett
One to Watch: Abbie Walsh
Fresh Blood: Abbie Walsh, Labhaise O’Donnell, Lorraine Grady, Bonnie Murphy, Roisin Collins, Danielle Beston, Emer Rodgers
Departure Gate: Aoife Power(cruciate injury out for the year); Holly McGee and Ashling Corry(overseas)
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Kilkishen/Bodyke (Sept 18)
Round 2 v St. Josephs Doora/Barefield (Sept 25)
Round 3 v Newmarket-on-Fergus (October 2);
Round 4 on October 9(Bye)
Round 5 v Kilmaley (October 16

Kilmaley
Management: Danny Cabey, Kieran Dillon (Joint managers), Eoin O’Malley (coach) Dermot Maher (selector and goalkeeping coach) Siobhan Maher (selector), Marie Hehir (selector) Aidan Griffin (S&C)
Captain: Niamh O’Dea
Key Player: Niamh O’Dea
One to Watch: Sarah Ni Ceallaigh,
Fresh Blood: Lauren Cahill
Departure Gate: None
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Newmarket-on-Fergus (Sept 18)
Round 2 bye ( Sept 25)
Round 3 v St. Josephs Doora/Barefield (Oct 2)
Round 4 v Kilkishen-Bodyke (Oct. 9)
Round 5 v Scariff-Ogonnelloe (Oct 16)

Kilkishen/Bodyke
Management: Liam Doyle, Jim Lynch, Sean Hehir, Sinead Doyle and Catherine O’Gorman
Captain: Kate Lynch
Key Player: Alannah Ryan,
One to Watch: Hannah Minogue,
Fresh Blood: Emer Murphy
Departure Gate: Niamh O’Brien
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Scariff-Ogoonnelloe (Sept. 18)
Round 2 v Newmarket-on-Fergus (Sept 25)
Round 3 bye (Oct 2)
Round 4 v Kilmaley (Oct 9)
Round 5 v St. Josephs Doora/Barefield (Oct 16)

St. Josephs Doora/Barefield
Management: Alan Hehir (Manager), Eamonn O’Loughlin, Carmel Duggan, Elaine O’Mahoney, Ann Marie McGann
Captain: Emer Casey
Key Player: Siofra Ni Chonaill
One to Watch: Louise Woods
Fresh Blood: Sinead O’Connor, Casey O’Callaghan, Shauna Moloney
Departure Gate: None
Fixtures:
Round 1 bye (Sept 18)
Round 2 v Scariff-Ogonnelloe (Sept 25)
Round 3 v Kilmaley (Oct 2)
Round 4 v Newmarket-on-Fergus (Oct.9)
Round 5 v Kilkishen/Bodyke (Oct 16)

Group B:

Inagh/Kilnamona:
Management: Eugene Foudy (Manager), Flan Barry, Joe Ryan, Marie Kenneally, Mikey Barrett, Carmel McInerney (Medical)
Captain: Claire Hehir
Key Player: Aoife Keane:
One to Watch: Tierna Hegarty
Fresh Blood: None
Departure Gate:: None
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Feakle-Killanena (Sept 18)
Round 2 v Sixmilebridge (Oct 2)
Round 3 v Truagh-Clonlara (Oct 16)

Truagh/Clonlara:
Management Bob Caulfield (Manager), Ryan Morris, Kieran Foley, Eamonn Noonan, John Conlan; Joe Clancy (Covid officer); John Hogg and Nuala Hawes (First Aid)
Joint Captains: Michelle Powell and Eimear Kelly
Key Player: Eimear Kelly:
One to Watch: Joanne Egan
Fresh Blood: Emer Begley, Alex Condren, Amy Shanahan, Aoife Dillon:
Departure Gate: Roisin Begley (Cruciate injury out for the season)
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Sixmilebridge (Sept 16)
Round 2 v Feakle-Killanena (Oct. 2)
Round 3 v Inagh-Kilnamona (Oct 16)

Sixmilebridge:
Management: Conor Dolan (Manager), Mike Morey, Jim Fitzgerald; Helen Seago (Physio) Catriona Scanlan (Covid officer)
Joint Captains: Niamh Lyons and Sarah Loughnane
Key Player: Maire McGrath
One to Watch: Fina O’Brien
Fresh Blood: Aiveen McNamara
Departures Gate: Susan Fahy
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Truagh-Clonlara (Sept 16)
Round 2 v Inagh-Kilnamona (Oct. 2)
Round 3 v Feakle-Killanena (Oct 16)

Feakle/Killenana:
Management: Ger Conway (Manager), Ollie Noone, Siobhan Nelson, Catriona Naughton, Aoife Torpey; Carmel McGrath (First Aid), Enda Collins (Physio)
Joint Captains: Aoife Tuohy and Shauna Canny
Key Player: Ella McNamara
One to Watch: Lorna McNamara
Fresh Blood: Louise Callaghan, Ellie Edge O’Neill
Departure Gate: Jodie Guilfoyle
Fixtures:
Round 1 v Inagh-Kilnamona (Sept. 18)
Round 2 v Truagh-Clonlara (Oct. 2)
Round 3 v Sixmilebridge (Oct 16)

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