Captain O’Connor to get first League start of 2019

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*Patrick O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly

Clare captain Patrick O’Connor will make his League start of the year when Wexford come to Ennis on Sunday.

Tubber’s O’Connor comes into the side at wing back in place of Cathal Malone. The other change from the Clare fifteen that lost to Cork on Saturday sees Donal Tuohy replace Keith Hogan between the posts. The Clooney/Quin netminder has been left out of the panel for Sunday’s tie.

For the first time in the 2019 Allianz National Hurling League, Seadna Morey and Aron Shanagher are included amongst the subs. Due to their Fitzgibbon Cup commitments, Colin Guilfoyle and Gary Cooney are unavailable for selection.

Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor are in search of their second League win this year when they welcome Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford to Cusack Park. Throw in on Sunday is at 2pm.

1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
2. Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
3. David McInerney (Tulla)
4. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
20. Patrick O’Connor (Tubber) – Captain
6. Conor Cleary (St. Joseph’s Miltown)
7. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
8. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
9. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
10. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
11. Tony Kelly (Ballyea)
12. Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe)
13. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
14. John Conlon (Clonlara)
15. Podge Collins (Cratloe)

16. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)
17. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
18. Aidan McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
19. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
5. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
21. Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin)
22. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)
23. David Conroy (St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield)
24. Niall Deasy (Ballyea)
25. Michael O’Neill (Kilmaley)
26. Oisin O’Brien (Clonlara)


Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ,, A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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