Clare’s senior hurlers are set to be without regular defender Seadna Morey for the 2021 inter-county season.
Two members of Clare’s All-Ireland winning panel from 2013 have left the county squad.
After the joy of last week’s triumph over Wexford, the Clare hurlers and their supporters suffered the disappointment of a loss to Waterford. This was a game in which we experienced the full range of emotions as Clare’s performance ebbed and flowed after a terrible start.
Clare senior hurling manager, Brian Lohan has lamented the concession of three first-half goals as his charges exited the All-Ireland senior hurling championship.
Darach Honan says Clare’s qualifier is a chance for the hurlers to get their season back on track and points to Limerick’s weekend win over Tipperary as an outing which has put the Banner’s Munster loss into perspective.
Clare’s senior hurlers travel to UPMC Nowlan Park on Saturday wearing the favourites tag when they face off with Laois.
One of the darkest days I experienced as a Clare hurling supporter was last year when Clare were decimated by Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds.
Kilmaley bounced back from their opening round disappointment to eventually get past Wolfe Tones and seal their spot in the Clare SHC quarter-finals.
The emphatic final margin may have been rather flattering but there’s no doubt that Wolfe Tones fully merited their confidence-boosting start to this year’s championship on Saturday evening.
Wolfe Tones are not viewing the opening outing of the Clare SHC as a dead-rubber.