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Darach Honan: Clare management need to be brave with selection

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*David McInerney & Aaron Gillane stretch for the sliotar. Photograph: Martin Connolly Darach Honan dissects where it went wrong for Clare in Sunday’s eighteen point defeat to neighbours Limerick.

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‘There are no more excuses’ for Clare players and management

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*Tony Kelly’s shot is blocked by Kieran Bennett during their Munster League meeting in January. Photograph: Martin Connolly Their League quarter-final defeat to Waterford in Walsh Park was the warm-up and Sunday is the real deal as Clare aim to get their Munster senior hurling championship campaign off to a winning start.

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Tuohy treating every match ‘like a Munster Final’

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*Donal Tuohy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the ten years that he has been on the Clare senior hurling panel, Donal Tuohy has noted a change in his contribution to the squad and how the importance of puckouts has escalated, this Sunday he is hoping glory away days in Waterford will be repeated as the Munster…

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Cian Dillon calls time on his inter-county career

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*Photograph by Gary Collins Crusheen’s Cian Dillon has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Full-back on the 2013 All-Ireland winning senior side, Cian was Joint Captain three years later as Clare won the Allianz National Hurling League for the first time in 38 years later when managed by Davy Fitzgerald. Of the 2013 starting team,…

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Conlon exhilarated by return to Croke Park

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Of all the Clare players lining out in Croke Park yesterday, John Conlon has tasted more success there than them all. Along with Donal Tuohy, he was part of the side that won the county’s first ever All-Ireland U21 title in 2009. Four years later, he was at wing-forward as Clare secured their fourth senior…

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Clare unchanged for Wexford quarter-final

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Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have opted against change, naming the same side from the defeated Munster Final for Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.  However there is one noticeable change to the panel with former captain, Cian Dillon included in the matchday twenty six. There have been calls for the Crusheen to be reinstated to the…

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No switching off for Gerry O’Connor

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It will be a more meaningful Munster title if Clare can get their hands on it this weekend according to Joint Manager, Gerry O’Connor. “We feel as if we’ve earned the right to play in a Munster final this year and it’s been good to us the format this year because it’s allowed us to…

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Podge & Seadna given starting spots instead of McGrath & Fitzgerald

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Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have made two changes to their Clare team ahead of Sunday’s Munster SHC meeting with Limerick. Seadna Morey and Podge Collins are handed starting positions on the back of their performances when introduced in last weekend’s two point win over Tipperary. David Fitzgerald and Conor McGrath are the players to…

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