*Penalties could determine if Conor McGrath & Cratloe get past Clonlara this weekend. Photograph: Mark Hayes Teams competing in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC and IHC this weekend may be dumped out of the respective competitions on penalties.
*Conor Cleary. Photograph: Martin Connolly An appeal for Conor Cleary’s red card to be rescinded has been rejected and as of now he will miss Clare’s opening game in the Munster senior hurling championship.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly In dishing out an overall grade for Clare’s 2019 Allianz National Hurling League effort, a pass rate would be the reward. Though it was not a case of passing with flying colours and more doing enough to get by. Of the six games played, home wins over Kilkenny and Wexford…
Clare’s 2019 Allianz National Hurling League campaign came to an abrupt end following a fourteen point demolition at the hands of Waterford. Waterford 0-31 Clare 1-14 Venue: Walsh Park
Clare’s meeting with Meath in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League has been postponed.
*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s never easy against the All-Ireland champions, as such Conor Cleary and his Clare comrades were well aware of the challenge Limerick would pose in Cusack Park on Sunday.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Donal Moloney has been around the block in hurling terms but Sunday marked a first for the Clare Joint Manager.
Limerick senior hurling manager, John Kiely felt they experienced more extreme measures from the referee over indiscipline than their Clare counterparts on Sunday.
*Gerry O’Connor, Gavin Keary & Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly After the fourth round of games in the 2019 National Hurling League, Clare sit second from bottom in Division 1A, their concession of frees has been a problem throughout and Joint Manager Donal Moloney remains unhappy with it. Of the 5-80 conceded by the Banner…
*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cutting down on the amount of frees conceded was worked on all week in training, it was evident in the eyes of Diarmuid Ryan whose focus has now switched to making the league quarter-finals. In 2017, the Mary Immaculate College student was wing back on the Clare minor side that…