*Patrick O’Connor holds off Tom Devine in the 2018 Munster championship. PHOTO: Martin Connolly In anticipation for Clare’s Munster SHC opener with Waterford, little adaptations were made to their training routine such as the layout of Cusack Park to properly prepare for the environment that would exist at Walsh Park.
*John Conlon leading the Clare attack. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s 2019 Munster senior hurling campaign is off to a successful start following a nail-biting one point win over Waterford. Clare 1-20 Wateford 0-22 Venue: Walsh Park, 11,012 spectators gathered in Walsh Park for the first Munster SHC tie at the venue since 1996, a time…
*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.
*Conor Ryan in action for Clare. Photograph: INPHO Cratloe’s Ryan family have been very generous with their contributions and commitment to Clare hurling teams down through the years, a new chapter will begin on Sunday with Diarmuid expected to get his senior debut following in the footsteps of older brother Conor.
*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…
*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.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly In dishing out an overall grade for Clare’s 2019 Allianz National Hurling League effort, a pass rate would be the reward. Though it was not a case of passing with flying colours and more doing enough to get by. Of the six games played, home wins over Kilkenny and Wexford…
Clare’s 2019 Allianz National Hurling League campaign came to an abrupt end following a fourteen point demolition at the hands of Waterford. Waterford 0-31 Clare 1-14 Venue: Walsh Park
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Donal Moloney has been around the block in hurling terms but Sunday marked a first for the Clare Joint Manager.
*Shane Golden. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare earned a share of the spoils against Limerick to keep their chances of making the knockout stages of the Allianz National Hurling League alive. Clare 2-11 Limerick 1-14 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis