*Liam Markham was very impressive for Cratloe. Photograph: Mark Hayes Shane Gleeson scored the all-important winner of sixty minutes to send Cratloe into the last four at the expense of Clonlara who once again fell short when it mattered most.
*Cathal Malone netted a hat-trick for Sixmilebridge. Photograph: John Meyler Seven games took place in the Clare senior hurling championship on Saturday marking the beginning of the 2019 campaign.
*Aaron Gillane in action with Jack Browne. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have lost their second successive Munster senior hurling championship game in the space of a week, falling down at the expense of All-Ireland champions Limerick in a dreadful display.
*Seamus Callanan reacts quickest and buries the ball in the Clare goal despite Patrick O’Connor’s attempts. Photograph: Martin Connolly The Clare Echo’s Darach Honan reflects on Clare’s thirteen point defeat to Tipperary and looks at possible changes for Sunday’s must-win tie against Limerick.
*Jack Browne & Shane Bennett will renew acquaintances on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Connolly Both Clare and Waterford have announced their starting teams for Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship clash.
*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…
Sixmilebridge’s Jamie Shanahan is to miss the entire 2019 Munster senior hurling championship.
*Shane O’Donnell in action alongside Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have received a timely boost just one month ahead of the start of their Munster championship campaign.
*Shane Golden. Photograph: Martin Connolly One week on from an eight point defeat to Tipperary, Clare bounced back to overcome League champions Kilkenny with the midfield pairing of Shane Golden and Colm Galvin central to the success. Not alone did Golden hit 0-02, he had the most possessions of any Clare player on the pitch…
*Shane Golden was one of Clare’s best performers. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have defeated reigning League champions Kilkenny to record their first win of the competition this year. Clare 2-20 Kilkenny 1-22 Venue: Cusack Park A goal in either half via John Conlon and Podge Collins was significant as Clare put their first two points…