Clarecastle’s Cian Galvin. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Persistence was essential for Broadford to finally garner their first championship victory in two years and send Clarecastle into the relegation mix in Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.
*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.
*Ryan Taylor. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill RYAN TAYLOR will make his first appearance of the year for the Clare senior hurlers in the only confirmed change to the starting team for Sunday’s Munster Hurling Cup final.
Outgoing Clare U20 hurling boss Sean Doyle has said more efforts need to made to financially support the county’s underage sides while reflecting on the end of a five year stint involved at minor and U20 level.
*Cian Broderick will be between the posts for Clarecastle. Photograph: Chris Copley Clarecastle are determined to be more competitive in the senior ranks and the eleven time champions are hopeful their young guns will make a mark in the 2021 championship.