*Ian Galvin finished with 0-06 for Clonlara. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clonlara’s superior strength-in-depth finally soared to the surface as they hit the last five points to pip Whitegate for the second successive season in Cusack Park, Ennis.
*A dejected John Conlon at the final whistle in Sixmilebridge on Saturday. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CLONLARA MANAGER, Donal Madden refused to be drawn on reports that they dropped key players for their Clare SHC opening round due to disciplinary reasons.
*Dylan McMahon has been moved to the centre-back berth for Clonlara. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Everything appeared to be motoring along nicely for Clonlara until the Clare Cup Final a fortnight ago.
*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.
*Kevin Hehir. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill A third win on the trot in this season’s senior hurling championship has propelled Inagh-Kilnamona to the top of the table in the five team group and into the play offs in the race for the Canon Hamilton.
*Cathal ‘Tots’ O’Connell will be key to any Clonlara charge this season. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill For all of Eddie Horgan’s plans and ambitions when taking on the role of Clonlara manager for the 2020 season, the reality is that he is still to see his best 15 take to the field for any competitive match.