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O’Loughlin & Rouine slight injury concerns for Clare minors

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*Mark O’Loughlin in action. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Clare’s minor footballers have two injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s Munster semi-final.

LIT Gaelic Grounds is to host the provincial semi-final between Clare and Limerick. The tie will be live-streamed for €5 by Munster GAA in association with Stream Sport.

Heading into the contest, Clare manager Dermot Coughlan has said captain Brendan Rouine and corner back Mark O’Loughlin are slight concerns.

“We have injuries,” Coughlan confirmed. Rouine was withdrawn from Saturday’s quarter-final as a precautionary measure, he said. “Brendan Rouine didn’t train all week except he did a bit on Tuesday night. We pulled him there when we felt the game was safe. Mark O’Loughlin pulled up with something. We knew coming into this that there would be only four days and we didn’t even worry about that”.

Coughlan’s charges completed a recovery session at Lahinch on Sunday morning and had their final session on Monday evening. “We have home advantage on Wednesday night. It’s a short turnover but we would have taken it at the start of the year. It’s a great opportunity. We will play our own game and we will not deviate from that. We will play attacking football and come what may we will tray and stay on the front foot”, the Kilmurry Ibrickane clubman stated.

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