*John Conlon and Mike Casey in battle. Photograph: Martin Connolly Stuart Holly, Editor of The Clare Echo says Clare’s hurling followers baying for blood should get a grip.
*John Kiely & Donal Moloney on the sideline. Photograph: Martin Connolly Defeat to Clare on Sunday would have meant Limerick were the earliest All-Ireland champions to bow out in the subsequent campaign since Tipperary’s departure from the 1992 championship, such an outcome was “inconceivable” according to John Kiely.
*Sean Finn competes with Aron Shanagher. Photograph: Martin Connolly 2018 was an unforgettable year for Limerick as they became All-Ireland senior hurling champions for the first time since 1973, one glitch remained in a dream campaign, that being their eleven point June defeat to Clare.
*Conall Ó hÁiniféin tries to get away from Kerry’s Diarmuid O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior footballers have been drawn to play Leitrim away in their first qualifier outing of the year.
*Clare Joint Manager, Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly Back to back defeats and not just that but successive drubbings for the Clare senior hurlers as it all comes down to next weekend and needing a win over Cork plus Limerick to draw with or beat Tipperary, for joint manager Donal Moloney lifting the spirits of…
*Aaron Gillane in action with Jack Browne. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have lost their second successive Munster senior hurling championship game in the space of a week, falling down at the expense of All-Ireland champions Limerick in a dreadful display.
*Cian Galvin in action for the Clare minors vs Tipperary. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers have suffered their first defeat of the 2019 Munster championship at the hands of Limerick who recorded their first win of the campaign. Limerick 0-16 Clare 0-13 Venue: LIT Gaelic Grounds
*Martin Kaymer. Photograph: Getty Images Martin Kaymer is the latest Major winner to confirm his participation at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which takes place at Lahinch Golf Club from July 4th – 7th.
*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have made just one change to their starting team from that which suffered a thirteen point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday, Limerick have also made one alteration to their lineup.
*Seamus Callanan reacts quickest and buries the ball in the Clare goal despite Patrick O’Connor’s attempts. Photograph: Martin Connolly The Clare Echo’s Darach Honan reflects on Clare’s thirteen point defeat to Tipperary and looks at possible changes for Sunday’s must-win tie against Limerick.