*Oisin O’Brien. Photograph: Sport Action Photography Ask any of the current Clonlara squad about the key early influencers in their hurling careers and outside of their parents, they are more than likely to reference national school teachers Eddie Horgan and PJ Fitzpatrick at the top of their lists.
*Michael Stritch attempts to clear his lines. Photograph: John Mangan Clonlara were not deterred by the concession of two first half goals as they overcame St Josephs Doora/Barefield to progress to the semi-finals of the Clare U21 A hurling championship.
*Diarmaid Cahill is due to start at corner forward for the Clare minors. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fergal Lynch has named his first fifteen for Sunday’s Munster Minor Hurling Final against Limerick whose captain Michael Keane is ruled out with injury.