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.
Fresh from being one of the few pundits in the country to correctly call a Clare victory Wexford, Darach Honan has backed the Banner to do the business in the All-Ireland quarter-finals but said greater support for Tony Kelly in attack is crucial to this.
Clare senior hurling manager, Brian Lohan has said 2018 All Star John Conlon will not be in the reckoning for their All-Ireland quarter-final with Waterford.
“Anything could happen” with only six teams left standing in the race for the Liam McCarthy, Clare’s Tony Kelly has outlined.
A Tony Kelly inspired Clare have advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-finals with a deserved seven point win over Wexford.
Stopping Wexford’s running game is key to Clare securing a win in Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC knockout qualifier tie according to The Clare Echo’s columnist Darach Honan.
Clare have narrowly overcome the challenge of Laois to secure their place in the second phase of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers.
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.
Brian Lohan has made four changes to the Clare team to face Laois on Saturday.
Clare’s senior hurlers travel to UPMC Nowlan Park on Saturday wearing the favourites tag when they face off with Laois.