*Colm O’Meara & Conner Hegarty in action for Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the All-Ireland championship. Galway 1-24 Clare 1-22 Venue: O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
*Sean Ronan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fergal Lynch has named his team for Saturday’s crunch All-Ireland MHC quarter-final play off.
*Clare’s Diarmuid Cahill. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers have suffered back to back defeats for the first time this year. Kilkenny 2-14 Clare 0-13 Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles
*Clare’s Killian O’Connor struggles to make inroads against Limerick. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers are keen to get the opportunity to play in Croke Park and must overcome Kilkenny this weekend to sustain such ambitions.
*Clare’s Dylan Downes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fergal Lynch has experience of Munster Final day as a player and now a manager, neither occasion had a successful outcome.
*Clare’s Shane Meehan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have been defeated in the Munster minor hurling final as Limerick claimed their eighth title at their neighbours’ expense.
For the second time this year, the minor hurlers of Clare and Limerick face off in championship action, Banner boss Fergal Lynch is determined they won’t make the same mistakes from their June 9th meeting.
*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.
*Cormac Murphy, Oisin Clune & Sean Ronan celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Martin Connolly Qualifying for the Munster Final has been the goal for the Clare minor hurlers since November according to their manager, Clooney/Quin clubman Fergal Lynch.
A meeting is to take place tomorrow between a senior official from the Department of Education and principals from all secondary schools in the Ennis area regarding second level enrolment issues in the county.