*Peter Duggan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers will be without one of their key men for the 2020 championship.
*Donal Moloney issues an instruction to Tony Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly Gerry O’Connor’s departure may impact on whether his co-manager Donal Moloney is kept on as Clare senior hurling manager.
*Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Departing joint senior hurling manager, Gerry O’Connor has encouraged the Clare County Board to extend Donal Moloney’s tenure in charge.
*Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Gerry O’Connor has stepped down as joint manager of the Clare senior hurlers, The Clare Echo can exclusively reveal.
*Donal Moloney & Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly A review is to be concluded before a decision is made known regarding next year’s Clare senior hurling management team.
*Conor Cleary. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday’s victory over Cork was Clare’s second of this year’s Munster campaign but for Conor Cleary it was his first taste of championship success in 2019.
*Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s been a difficult and unusual period for Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, recent heavy defeats to Tipperary and Limerick brought with it widespread criticism of them and their panel of players which management addressed in the moments following their victory over Cork.
*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.
*Sean Finn competes with Aron Shanagher. Photograph: Martin Connolly 2018 was an unforgettable year for Limerick as they became All-Ireland senior hurling champions for the first time since 1973, one glitch remained in a dream campaign, that being their eleven point June defeat to Clare.
*Aaron Gillane in action with Jack Browne. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have lost their second successive Munster senior hurling championship game in the space of a week, falling down at the expense of All-Ireland champions Limerick in a dreadful display.