*Clare’s Conor Cleary in action against Rory O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have lost back to back Allianz National Hurling League encounters.
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.
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.
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.
*Clare’s Jack Browne. Photograph: Chris Copley Clare have maintained their unbeaten record in Division 1 of the 2020 Allianz National Hurling League accounting for Laois by eight points on Sunday afternoon.
*Conner Hegarty. Photograph: John Mangan Winning a Harty Cup has been the dream for Conner Hegarty and his teammates since they walked through the doors of St Flannan’s College for the first time.