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Darach Honan: Clare management need to be brave with selection

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*David McInerney & Aaron Gillane stretch for the sliotar. Photograph: Martin Connolly Darach Honan dissects where it went wrong for Clare in Sunday’s eighteen point defeat to neighbours Limerick.

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OPINION: Disgusting disrespect shown to Clare players & management

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*John Conlon and Mike Casey in battle. Photograph: Martin Connolly Stuart Holly, Editor of The Clare Echo says Clare’s hurling followers baying for blood should get a grip.

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Darach Honan: Improvement essential from Clare backs to contain Tipp attack

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*Clare’s defence deal with a Tipperary attack in the 2018 Munster SHC. Photograph: Gary Collins Both Clare and Tipperary are unbeaten so far in this year’s Munster SHC, for one that will change on Sunday according to The Clare Echo columnist Darach Honan.

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Waterford win gives Fitzgerald a welcome break from exam prep

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*David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Martin Connolly Championship hurling ain’t easy, for David Fitzgerald not alone had he to aim for an impeccable performance for the Clare seniors but he had to combine it with studying for equally as important college exams.

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‘There are no more excuses’ for Clare players and management

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*Tony Kelly’s shot is blocked by Kieran Bennett during their Munster League meeting in January. Photograph: Martin Connolly Their League quarter-final defeat to Waterford in Walsh Park was the warm-up and Sunday is the real deal as Clare aim to get their Munster senior hurling championship campaign off to a winning start.

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Tuohy treating every match ‘like a Munster Final’

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*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…

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Omission from Irish hockey squad was “heartbreaking” for Naomi

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*Naomi Carroll. Photograph: Martin Connolly Capped 110 times in international level hockey, Naomi Carroll has represented her country at schools level in soccer while also lining out at all grades for Clare in camogie and ladies football. She blows the term dual player out of the park and sat down with The Clare Echo in…

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Podge expected Wexford fightback in second half

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Although Clare controlled matters for the bulk of their seven point win over Wexford, Podge Collins always expected a big fightback was going to materialise and it did in the final quarter. Cratloe’s Collins finished the game with three points to his name as he continues to lock down a starting position this year. Speaking…

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Criticism of ‘soft’ 2013 All-Ireland didn’t annoy Podge

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In 2013 when Clare stormed to only their fourth All-Ireland senior hurling title, the electricity generated by corner forward Podge Collins was one of the many ways in which they lit up the hurling world. This year has been a challenging one for the Cratloe attacker, he’s had to adjust to making his impact from…

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Podge & Seadna given starting spots instead of McGrath & Fitzgerald

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Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have made two changes to their Clare team ahead of Sunday’s Munster SHC meeting with Limerick. Seadna Morey and Podge Collins are handed starting positions on the back of their performances when introduced in last weekend’s two point win over Tipperary. David Fitzgerald and Conor McGrath are the players to…

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