For the first time, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe will meet in the final of the Clare SHC at 3:15pm today, The Clare Echo sought the opinions of five well-known figures to assess how the game will go.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly Donal Moloney has been ‘disrespected’ by the manner in which the process of appointing Clare’s next senior hurling manager has been carried out, members of his backroom team have stated.
*Caimin Morey under pressure from Clarecastle’s Jonathan Clancy. Photograph: Chris Copley Sixmilebridge outscored Inagh/Kilnamona nine points to two in the final quarter to secure their place in the final of the Clare SHC.
*Cathal Darcy impressed at centre-back for Éire Óg. Photograph: Clare GAA Round Two of the Clare SFC saw five games played across the weekend with St Josephs Miltown, Kilmurry Ibrickane and Ennistymon securing quarter-final places.
*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have made just one change to their starting team from that which suffered a thirteen point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday, Limerick have also made one alteration to their lineup.
*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.
*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cutting down on the amount of frees conceded was worked on all week in training, it was evident in the eyes of Diarmuid Ryan whose focus has now switched to making the league quarter-finals. In 2017, the Mary Immaculate College student was wing back on the Clare minor side that …
*John Conlon. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clonlara’s John Conlon will captain the Clare senior hurlers tomorrow as they welcome Kilkenny to Ennis while his clubmates, Colm and Ian Galvin have been given their first starts of the Allianz National Hurling League this year. Joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have made six changes from the …