*David Fitzgerald returns to the Clare team. Photograph: Jim Campbell Brian Lohan has made three changes so far to the Clare senior hurling team that will take on Wexford this Sunday in Cusack Park.
*Antrim hurling manager, Darren Gleeson. In his first full season as Antrim senior hurling manager, Darren Gleeson guided the Ulster county back to the top tier of senior inter-county hurling with victory in the McDonagh Cup.
*Cathal Malone in Lahinch. Photograph: John Mangan The Clare Echo’s hurling coverage is brought to you in association with Cellnet. Cathal Malone has been on the Clare senior hurling panel since 2014, last year’s season stands out at his best to date but he’s determined to go bigger and better for the campaign ahead.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare GAA have said they first received a bill for GPS units last year while the manager of the county footballers has voiced his annoyance with the depiction that his panel are content with poorer conditions.
*Clare selector Ken Ralph and manager Brian Lohan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill The backing of just shy of 1,000 membership subscriptions to Club Clare in its first week has been described as the ‘perfect boost’ for all the county’s hurling and camogie squads according to the senior managers in both codes.