*Clonlara’s Eddie Horgan. Photograph: John Mangan
Reigning Senior B hurling champions Clonlara will continue with the same management this year.
Former school principal of Scoil Seanáin Naofa in Clonlara, Eddie Horgan remains in the hotseat of the 2008 county champions. The Cork native spent more than three decades in the school and enters his second year as senior manager.
2013 All-Ireland winner Darach Honan stays on as a selector with the side while Paul Nihil, Dave Clohessy and Aaron Hogg continue their involvement.
Clonlara started last year’s championship with a hard-fought two point win over Newmarket-on-Fergus before seeing their involvement end with a surprise two point loss to Broadford. They bounced back with victories over Cratloe, Crusheen and Newmarket-on-Fergus to get their hands on silverware in the Senior B campaign.
Micheál O’Loughlin will continue as captain, management have confirmed. With a panel including the Galvin brothers Colm and Ian, Cathal O’Connell, Oisin O’Brien, Aidan Moriarty, Dylan McMahon, David Fitzgerald and a fully fit John Conlon, the South-East Clare club will be intent on reaching their potential this year.
Horgan’s predecessor Dave Cuddy has been appointed manager of Laois club Camross. The owner of Cuddy QS will be the fifth manager in as many years of Camross who have won three titles in the past eight seasons. Based in Limerick, Cuddy has been in charge of Ahane and the Limerick U17 hurlers before spending two years with Clonlara.