*Brian Lohan & Ken Ralph. Photograph: Sport Action Photography AFTER A tumultuous off-season for Clare, we are now able to look forward to the year’s hurling.
*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Versatility can be a curse for some players, Diarmuid Ryan isn’t complaining with being one of the utility men in the Clare hurling panel.
*Aidan McCarthy hit the winning score for Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Brian Lohan’s first competitive game as Clare senior hurling manager has ended in a one point win over All-Ireland champions Tipperary.
*Tulla’s David McInerney. Photograph: Martin Connolly David McInerney will captain the Clare senior hurlers for the first time when Brian Lohan’s men begin their Munster Senior Hurling League campaign away to All-Ireland champions, Tipperary on Sunday.
*Sean Doyle. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry Crusheen senior hurler Jamie Fitzgibbon is joining Sean Doyle’s Clare U20 hurling management.
*Sixmilebridge joint captains, Noel Purcell & Seadna Morey. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Sixmilebridge have got their hands on the Canon Hamilton for the fourteenth time in their history and the fourth occasion this decade.T
*Cratloe’s Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly A place in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC will be the prize for the winners of the four ties taking place this weekend.
*David Reidy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Championship aspirations will become more defined as the second round takes place in the Clare club hurling scene over the weekend.
*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cork have booked their place in the Bord Gáis Munster U20 hurling final at the expense of Clare.
*Gary Cooney gets to the ball ahead of Noel Connors. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sean Doyle has named his starting team for his first tie as manager of the Clare U20 hurling team.