Manager of the Dr Harty Cup winning St Flannan’s College side of last season, Kevin O’Grady has been unveiled as the new coach of the Ballyea senior hurlers.
Countless milestones, memories and gatherings were taken from our reach in 2020 but once again sport came up trumps in providing joy and solace with many organisations also leading the way when it came local community responses during the pandemic, Head of Sport Páraic McMahon dishes out the gongs in the inaugural Clare Echo Sporting Awards.
Two Clare All-Ireland winners have taken on separate roles with hurling clubs in Offaly.
Two time All Star and 2013 All-Ireland winner Brendan Bugler has left his role on the Wexford management.
Ex Clare senior hurling manager, Davy Fitzgerald has backed his former teammate, Brian Lohan to continue to succeed in the role if given the time.
“Anything could happen” with only six teams left standing in the race for the Liam McCarthy, Clare’s Tony Kelly has outlined.
Davy Fitzgerald is to stay on as Wexford senior hurling manager.
Time waits for no man, woman or child, athletes too are included in this bracket and unfortunately the talent and ability of Tony Kelly cannot be bottled to pass onto future generations.
Pairings for the second round of the Clare SHC and Clare IHC have been confirmed.
“The reality of the situation is so fluid that one can only look at the first game. We are delighted to be back hurling. Nobody knows what way things will be in a month’s time. We are all delighted there is hurling, as the community revolves around the GAA club”.