*Clare captain Patrick O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Two wins and two defeats is Clare’s record from the 2019 Munster SHC, the two losses being extremely one-sided contests, the aftermath of which resulting in “a tough few weeks” for all involved in the Banner setup and their families according to captain Patrick O’Connor.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s been a difficult and unusual period for Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, recent heavy defeats to Tipperary and Limerick brought with it widespread criticism of them and their panel of players which management addressed in the moments following their victory over Cork.
*Colm Galvin. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s first championship over Cork since the 2013 All-Ireland final replay wasn’t enough for them to prolong their season with Limerick failing to either draw or beat Tipperary resulting in the Banner’s exit.
*Clare full back Adam Hogan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers have qualified for the Munster final for the first time in two years after edging out Cork on Sunday. Clare 0-18 Cork 2-11 Venue: Cusack Park Cormac Murphy struck the all-important winner with the final shot on goal in an exciting contest that served…
Shannon’s Jack Lynch has signed with Galway Utd until the end of the 2019 SSE Airticity League season.
All-Ireland champions Cork ruthlessly killed off the challenge of Clare in the opening round of the senior camogie championship with an injury time brace of 2-03 on Saturday evening. Cork 3-19 Clare 0-09 Venue: O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge Once again a lack of a wide spread scoring threat would hinder Clare’s cause as they fell to…
*Fiona Lafferty. Clare’s senior camogie team commence their All-Ireland senior championship campaign in Sixmilebridge this evening (Saturday) and do so without several key players through injury.
Few names are more synonymous with Clare handball than the Nash family, the love of the game runs deep in their veins, it’s part of the reason why the continue to give their all in the alley and give back by helping to coach the next generation.
*David McInerney & Aaron Gillane stretch for the sliotar. Photograph: Martin Connolly Darach Honan dissects where it went wrong for Clare in Sunday’s eighteen point defeat to neighbours Limerick.
Rafa Cabrera Bello has become the latest former Ryder Cup star to join the field for next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, when the Spaniard will be targeting a second career Rolex Series victory at Lahinch Golf Club.