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Conlon wants Clare to be winning Munster titles

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A guaranteed place in the Munster Senior Hurling final awaits the winners of Clare and Limerick.

John Conlon has been very impressed with what he’s seen from the opposition so far this year. “Limerick are fantastic this year, they’re the team to beat at the moment, themselves and Galway. We’ll be looking forward to it, it will be a massive game for us, we’ll be really going for it”.

Earlier in the year, it took a free taking competition to separate the sides as Limerick kept their composure to prevail in the Allianz National Hurling League quarter-final. Like Clare, they have defeated Waterford and Tipperary in this year’s provincial championship but John Kiely’s side managed to get a share of the spoils against Cork who defeated the Banner County in their first game of the 2018 campaign.

According to Conlon, Clare want to be secure back to back appearances in the Munster Final. “It’s another ding dong battle, rivalry, Clare and Limerick is always a battle and there will be nothing between the teams and you saw that in the League it went to extra time and the frees. They know there will be nothing between us and we’re just going out to try get to a Munster Final and we want to be in a Munster Final and competing to win these trophies and win these titles”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. 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 - paraic@clareecho.ie

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