*Ian Galvin and Aron Shanagher clash in the air. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill “Clare’s hurling cuteness” was the difference as Laois suffered an eight point defeat in Ennis on Sunday.
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*Clare’s Ryan Taylor under pressure. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Player welfare was not an issue before Sunday’s clash between Clare and Laois in the midst of an orange weather warning in the eyes of Brian Lohan.
*Clare’s Jack Browne. Photograph: Chris Copley Clare have maintained their unbeaten record in Division 1 of the 2020 Allianz National Hurling League accounting for Laois by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
Clare’s David Fitzgerald and Wexford’s Shaun Murphy in action in Wexford Park. Pic: Jim Campbell Photography Brian Lohan’s Clare hurlers made it two wins from two as they accounted for Wexford on Sunday afternoon.
*Tony Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly It was always expected to be a comfortable win for Clare and so it proved as Brian Lohan’s charges made a winning start to life in Division 1 Group B of the Allianz hurling league.
*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 Photograph: Martin Connolly An appeal for Conor Cleary’s red card to be rescinded has been rejected and as of now he will miss Clare’s opening game in the Munster senior hurling championship.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 …