*John Conlon. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers will be the county’s first side in competitive action this year when they make the trip to Antrim over the weekend.
*Anthony Daly & Marty Morrissey on commentary duty in Cusack Park. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography Two-time All-Ireland winning captain Anthony Daly has led the call for a major shake-up in the personnel sitting on the Clare County Board.
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.
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.