*Patrick Crotty. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
TERENCE FAHY’s Clare U20 team to take on Tipperary in the first round of the Munster championship has been named.
A total of twelve clubs are represented in the starting fifteen with only Feakle, Killanena and Clooney/Quin having more than one representative in the side.
Members of Brian Lohan’s senior panel are included in all but two lines of the team (goalkeeper and midfield).
Adam Hogan captains the side from full-back with his clubmate Ronan O’Connor and last year’s corner back Ian MacNamara on either side of him. Aaron Shanahan who played alongside the Feakle duo on the St Joseph’s Tulla Harty Cup winning side of 2021 lines out between the posts.
Having impressed in the centre back spot for Clooney/Quin’s seniors last season, John Conneally wears the jersey for the county U21s with Daithí Lohan and Oran Cahill flanking him.
Ex county minor captain Sean Rynne partners Whitegate’s Conor Whelan in the middle of the field while the attack is led by Patrick Crotty and Keith Smyth starting at centre and full forward respectively.
Niall O’Farrell a Croke Cup winner with Ard Scoil Rís last season joins Oisin O’Donnell in the half-forward line while the lively duo of David Kennedy from Sixmilebridge and last year’s county minor sharpshooter Jack O’Neill complete the full-forward line.
TG4 will be streaming the game on their YouTube channel, click HERE for more information. Throw is at 2pm in Cusack Park on Saturday.
Tipperary are managed by Brendan Cummins and have also named their starting team. It includes six members of the side which contested last year’s Munster U20 final that lost out to Limerick by four points.
Captain Darragh Stakelum (midfield), Luke Shanahan (corner back), Cathal Quinn (centre back), Eddie Ryan (wing forward), Jack Leamy (corner forward) and Peter McGarry (corner forward) are the survivors. Sean Kenneally who starts at full forward was introduced as a substitute in the 2022 Munster final.
1: Aaron Shanahan (Tulla)
2: Ronan O’Connor (Feakle)
3: Adam Hogan (Feakle)
4: Ian MacNamara (Killanena)
5: Oran Cahill (Éire Óg)
6: John Conneally (Clooney/Quin)
7: Daithi Lohan (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
8: Sean Rynne (Inagh/Kilnamona)
9: Conor Whelan (Whitegate)
10: Oisin O’Donnell (Crusheen)
11: Patrick Crotty (Scariff)
12: Niall O’Farrell (Broadford)
13: David Kennedy (Sixmilebridge)
14: Keith Smyth (Killanena)
15: Jack O’Neill (Clooney/Quin)
16: Adam Enright (Newmarket-on-Fergus)
17: Jarlath Collins (Éire Óg)
18: Colm Cleary (O’Callaghans Mills)
19: Senan Dunford (Tubber)
20: Diarmuid Stritch (Clonlara)
21: Gearoid Sheedy (Ogonnelloe)
22 :James Doherty (Clarecastle)
23: Keelan Hartigan (Scariff)
24 :Oisin Clune (Feakle)
1: Eoin Horgan (Kickhams)
2: Luke Shanahan (Upperchurch Drombane)
3: Robert Doyle (Clonoulty Rossmore)
4: Danny Slattery (Clonoulty Rossmore)
5: Michael Corcoran (Silvermines)
6: Cathal Quinn (Cashel King Cormacs)
7: James Morris (St Mary’s)
8: Joe Caesar (Holycross Ballycahill)
9: Darragh Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields)
10: Eddie Ryan (Borris-Ileigh)
11: Stephen Ferncombe (Clonoulty Rossmore)
12: Ciaran McCormack (Loughmore-Castleiney)
13: Jack Leamy (Golden Kilfeacle)
14: Sean Kenneally (Moneygall)
15: Peter McGarry (St Mary’s)
16: Jason O’Dwyer (Clonoulty Rossmore)
17: Conor O’Brien (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone)
18: Maidhc Fitzpatrick (Drom & Inch)
19: Jack Fogarty (Thurles Sarsfields)
20: Darragh McCarthy (Toomevara)
21: Tony Cahill (Drom & Inch)
22: Pat Ryan (Upperchurch Drombane)
23: Conor Gleeson (Gortnahoe Gleengoole)
24: Paddy McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)