*Clare’s Conor Cleary in action against Rory O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have lost back to back Allianz National Hurling League encounters.
*David Fitzgerald returns to the Clare team. Photograph: Jim Campbell Brian Lohan has made three changes so far to the Clare senior hurling team that will take on Wexford this Sunday in Cusack Park.
*Antrim hurling manager, Darren Gleeson. In his first full season as Antrim senior hurling manager, Darren Gleeson guided the Ulster county back to the top tier of senior inter-county hurling with victory in the McDonagh Cup.
*Aron Shanagher in action against Limerick’s Sean Finn. Photograph: Martin Connolly Last seen in gamer mode taking out opponents in ‘Call of Duty’ alongside Shane O’Donnell and Diarmuid Ryan for a Club Clare promotional video a few weeks back, Aron Shanagher is primed to answer the call to arms once more for Clare as they …
*Rory McGann. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography Awarding penalties and a ten minute sin-bin will be the big change to rules in an attempt to curb cynical play from defenders as the Allianz National Hurling Leagues commence this weekend.
*Eibhear Quilligan. Photograph: Inpho / Tommy Dickson Clare’s Allianz hurling league campaign for 2021 will begin in far away Corrigan Park in Belfast on Sunday (throw in at 1p.m.) when they face newly promoted Antrim.
*Cathal Malone in Lahinch. Photograph: John Mangan The Clare Echo’s hurling coverage is brought to you in association with Cellnet. Cathal Malone has been on the Clare senior hurling panel since 2014, last year’s season stands out at his best to date but he’s determined to go bigger and better for the campaign ahead.