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Guilfoyle & Flanagan handed first championship start by Lohan

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Brian Lohan has made four changes to the Clare team to face Laois on Saturday.

Senior championship debuts are to be handed to Newmarket-on-Fergus’ Colin Guilfoyle and All-Ireland winning U21 captain of 2013, Paul Flanagan.

Aidan McCarthy has recovered from a broken thumb and is included in the starting fifteen at centre back while Aron Shanagher is selected to start at full forward.

Ballyea’s Jack Browne, former captain Patrick O’Connor, David Fitzgerald and Diarmuid Ryan are the players to miss out as per the named team.

1: Eibhear Quilligan (Feakle)

2: Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones)

3: Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown)

4: Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)

5: Stephen O’Halloran (Clarecastle)

6: Aidan McCarthy (Inagh/Kilnamona)

7: Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)

8: David McInerney (Tulla)

9: Tony Kelly (Ballyea)

10: Colin Guilfoyle (Newmarket-on-Fergus)

11: David Reidy (Éire Óg)

12: Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)

13: Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg)

14: Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)

15: Ryan Taylor (Clooney/Quin)

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, and 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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