*Clarecastle’s Cian Broderick. Photograph: Chris Copley A FRESH injection of youth is to be sprinkled to the Clare senior hurling panel with manager Brian Lohan making new additions to his squad for 2022.
*Éire Óg’s David McNamara will be hoping the Ennis side get off to a winning start this weekend. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Fancied by many hurling followers as strong contenders for the Canon Hamilton, Éire Óg will commence their 2021 bid in Sixmilebridge when they meet Newmarket-on-Fergus.
*Éire Óg’s Ikem Ugwueru will bring great strength to the middle third for the Townies. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill With the guarantee of three group games, Éire Óg’s senior footballers are eager to build quickly and compactly to try progress from Group Three.
*Brian Lohan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clare senior hurling manager Brian Lohan has said the sending off of Liam Corry had a major impact on proceedings as the county side let an eight point lead slip to lose their second outing of the year.
*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.