*Grainne Nolan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Dates for the start of the season for Clare’s senior camogie side and intermediate ladies footballers have been outlined.
Clare are placed alongside neighbours Galway and Limerick in Group of the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League.
Ger O’Connell’s charges start off away to Galway on May 15th and follow this by hosting Limerick in the second round on May 22nd. The Banner have a bye in round three. The Division 1 quarter-final has been pencilled in for June 5th/6th with semi-finals a week later. The League final and relegation final both takes place on June 19th/20th.
A home tie against Wexford will see Evan Talty start his reign as manager of the Clare intermediate ladies footballers. They will renew rivalry with Meath a week later, the Royal County eliminated Clare from last year’s All-Ireland semi-finals. Their final game in Division 2A on June 6th sees Clare travel to Kerry.
League finals are scheduled for the weekend of June 26th/27th with relegation playoffs and league semi-finals taking place prior to this on June 12th/13th.
Talty has made two additions to his management team with ex Mayo ladies football coach Donal Hughes on board as goalkeeper coach while Meath’s. Odharnaith McKenna has been named as performance analyst.