*John Kiely & Donal Moloney on the sideline. Photograph: Martin Connolly Defeat to Clare on Sunday would have meant Limerick were the earliest All-Ireland champions to bow out in the subsequent campaign since Tipperary’s departure from the 1992 championship, such an outcome was “inconceivable” according to John Kiely.
*Seamus Callanan reacts quickest and buries the ball in the Clare goal despite Patrick O’Connor’s attempts. Photograph: Martin Connolly The Clare Echo’s Darach Honan reflects on Clare’s thirteen point defeat to Tipperary and looks at possible changes for Sunday’s must-win tie against Limerick.
*Clare’s defence deal with a Tipperary attack in the 2018 Munster SHC. Photograph: Gary Collins Both Clare and Tipperary are unbeaten so far in this year’s Munster SHC, for one that will change on Sunday according to The Clare Echo columnist Darach Honan.
*John Conlon leading the Clare attack. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s 2019 Munster senior hurling campaign is off to a successful start following a nail-biting one point win over Waterford. Clare 1-20 Wateford 0-22 Venue: Walsh Park, 11,012 spectators gathered in Walsh Park for the first Munster SHC tie at the venue since 1996, a time…
*Tony Kelly’s shot is blocked by Kieran Bennett during their Munster League meeting in January. Photograph: Martin Connolly Their League quarter-final defeat to Waterford in Walsh Park was the warm-up and Sunday is the real deal as Clare aim to get their Munster senior hurling championship campaign off to a winning start.
*Conor Ryan in action for Clare. Photograph: INPHO Cratloe’s Ryan family have been very generous with their contributions and commitment to Clare hurling teams down through the years, a new chapter will begin on Sunday with Diarmuid expected to get his senior debut following in the footsteps of older brother Conor.
*Jack Browne & Shane Bennett will renew acquaintances on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Connolly Both Clare and Waterford have announced their starting teams for Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship clash.
*Donal Tuohy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the ten years that he has been on the Clare senior hurling panel, Donal Tuohy has noted a change in his contribution to the squad and how the importance of puckouts has escalated, this Sunday he is hoping glory away days in Waterford will be repeated as the Munster…
Sixmilebridge’s Jamie Shanahan is to miss the entire 2019 Munster senior hurling championship.
*Shane O’Donnell in action alongside Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have received a timely boost just one month ahead of the start of their Munster championship campaign.