Patrick O’Connor holds the tag as the longest serving member of the Clare team, this weekend he is determined to maintain his place in the starting fifteen.
Fresh from being one of the few pundits in the country to correctly call a Clare victory Wexford, Darach Honan has backed the Banner to do the business in the All-Ireland quarter-finals but said greater support for Tony Kelly in attack is crucial to this.
Clare senior hurling manager, Brian Lohan has said 2018 All Star John Conlon will not be in the reckoning for their All-Ireland quarter-final with Waterford.
Both Éire Óg and O’Callaghan’s Mills will be aiming to make it third time lucky against the last two champions Sixmilebridge and Ballyea who have dominated the Canon Hamilton Cup for the past five seasons writes Eoin Brennan who previews the penultimate stage clashes in this year’s County Senior Hurling Championship.
The Browne’s of Ballyea stole the show in Galway over the weekend with three of their dogs, Own Spice, Karakal Jon and Rathmeehan Hill racing home in first position.
Ballyea booked their spot in the last four of the Clare SHC following a hard-fought encounter with Kilmaley on Saturday evening.
Ballyea are buoyed by the presence of their key men as they fine-tune preparations for their opening outing of the Clare senior hurling championship, it’s an experience they haven’t been used to.
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