Whether Aaron Gillane or Tony Kelly strikes form will be crucial to determining who wins the Munster senior hurling championship, Richie Bennis has predicted.
*Tony Kelly points under pressure from Sean Finn. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill The heavyweight clash of Limerick and Clare lived up to its billing as it played out in the colosseum of Cusack Park yesterday.
Meetings of Clare and Limerick in the Munster senior hurling championship tend to be special occasions, their showdown on Sunday will be unique in that it is the first provincial clash between the sides to be held behind closed doors but it won’t shake the determination from Cian Lynch and his teammates from the Treaty County.
*Shane Lowry. Photograph: Getty Images Minus Rory McIlroy’s presence, Shane Lowry appears to be the fan favourite for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and he’s grateful to have such support.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s been a difficult and unusual period for Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, recent heavy defeats to Tipperary and Limerick brought with it widespread criticism of them and their panel of players which management addressed in the moments following their victory over Cork.