Leaders will be required in abundance as Clare prepare to take on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster SHC qualifier, David Fitzgerald is hopeful to be chief among them for the men in saffron and blue.
Clare’s U20 hurlers have been dealt a massive blow ahead of their Munster quarter-final next Monday with star player Aidan McCarthy to miss the tie through injury.
Not even the inclement weather could dampen down the real homecoming as Inagh-Kilnamona eased into a third Munster Senior Camogie Final in four seasons in Inagh on Sunday afternoon.
For Sixmilebridge goalkeeper Derek Fahy, the team’s joint captain, Sunday’s championship victory was “a very proud moment”.
Much was spoken about Newmarket’s vast experience ahead of Saturday’s decider but none could match Fiona Lafferty’s remarkable achievement of a seventh senior camogie title.
*Photograph: John Mangan Action in the U21 club hurling championship will not resume until Clare’s U20 hurlers have concluded their…
Her jersey number could have easily denoted her match rating as Andrea O’Keeffe may have been worn 10 and started at centre-forward but popped up everywhere between 5 to 15 in a match-defining roaming role for Inagh-Kilnamona on Saturday afternoon.
Inagh-Kilnamona stormed back to the summit of Clare Camogie after a blissfully clincial performance garnered a fourth McMahon Cup in five seasons in Fr. McNamara Park on Saturday afternoon.
Belying her mere 22 years, Inagh-Kilnamona captain Clare Hehir speaks and plays with a maturity befitting her vast club, third level and inter-county experience.
Having lost their three year senior camogie stranglehold at the semi-final stage in 2019, Inagh-Kilnamona are back with a vengeance this year as a renewed freshness and vigour has permeated throughout the squad once more according to manager Eugene Foudy.