*Clare’s Ryan Taylor under pressure. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Player welfare was not an issue before Sunday’s clash between Clare and Laois in the midst of an orange weather warning in the eyes of Brian Lohan.
*Tony Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly It was always expected to be a comfortable win for Clare and so it proved as Brian Lohan’s charges made a winning start to life in Division 1 Group B of the Allianz hurling league.
*David Reidy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have received a big boost as they begin preparations for the 2020 campaign with the return of 2016 National League medallist David Reidy to the county panel.