*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.
*Brian Lohan & Ken Ralph. Photograph: Sport Action Photography AFTER A tumultuous off-season for Clare, we are now able to look forward to the year’s hurling.
*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Versatility can be a curse for some players, Diarmuid Ryan isn’t complaining with being one of the utility men in the Clare hurling panel.
Before even pucking a ball, the return of Aaron Cunningham to the Clare panel has provided a massive lift.
*Gary Cooney in action against Galway. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Gary Cooney is juggling preparations for the beginning of the Allianz National Hurling League with Mary Immaculate College’s Fitzgibbon Cup run.
*Niall Deasy has been handed extra responsibility during Lohan’s tenure. Photograph: Mark Hayes With two games under his belt as Clare senior hurling manager, Brian Lohan has tasted both success and defeat.
An experimental Limerick lineup easily dispatched of Clare on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the Munster Senior Hurling League Final against Cork.
*Clare GAA Secretary, Pat Fitzgerald. Photograph: John Mangan Clare’s senior hurlers run in 2019 has been labelled as “inconsistent and chequered” by the secretary of the County Board.
*Delegates at the 2019 Clare GAA Convention. Photograph: John Mangan A request for Clare GAA to sell its offices at Clareabbey and establish Caherlohan as its base has been rejected by club delegates.
*Aidan McCarthy hit the winning score for Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Brian Lohan’s first competitive game as Clare senior hurling manager has ended in a one point win over All-Ireland champions Tipperary.