*Photograph: Joe Buckley CLARE’s U20 hurlers have exited the Munster championship after conceding eight of the last ten scores in their showdown with Cork.
*Conner Hegarty is the Clare U20 captain. Photograph: Chris Copley The meeting of Clare and their great rivals Limerick in the opening round of the Munster U20 hurling championship at the TUS Gaelic grounds in Limerick next Wednesday starts a very busy period of provincial championship action for Banner county underage sides.
*Cathal ‘Tots’ O’Connell was the hero at the death for Clonlara. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Five minutes from the end of normal time in this senior hurling championship tie at O’Garney Park on Saturday afternoon Whitegate led by seven points and Clonlara’s championship hopes were hanging in the balance.
*Brendan Bugler’s experience will be a vital asset to Whitegate once again. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill If being drawn in the Group of Death wasn’t arduous enough, being allocated a bye in the opening round and having to watch the remainder of the 16 competing teams from the sidelines would have been exceedingly frustrating for the …