*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.
A perspex screen surrounds Laura McMahon’s desk during the working day as an English and PE teacher at John the Baptist Community School in Hospital but there will be no such protection when the Clare camogie captain takes to the field for the start of the All-Ireland senior championship this weekend.
*Orlaith Duggan. Photograph: Gary Collins Travelling to Cusack Park or the Gaelic Grounds would ordinarily offer Orlaith Duggan the rare prospect of lining out for Clare in a county ground, instead she’s found herself taking swabs at both locations over recent weeks.
*Joe O’Donnell. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography Aiming to secure increased funding for Clare Camogie’s county grounds is the goal for Joe O’Donnell as he enters his second year as Chairperson of the organisation.
Clare’s senior camogie players need to be more focused on their own game instead of viewing the sponsorship offers and gear given to their male counterparts, the Vice Chairman of the County Board has said.
*Joe Robbins. Photograph: Eamon Ward As far as sporting administration is concerned, Joe Robbins is one of the county’s most colourful characters but he is also the founder of a business that has withstood three recessions and a tech bubble.