Clare’s senior hurlers must overcome former manager Davy Fitzgerald and his Wexford side if they are to remain in the All-Ireland SHC.
*Aidan McCarthy hit the winning score for Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Brian Lohan’s first competitive game as Clare senior hurling manager has ended in a one point win over All-Ireland champions Tipperary.
*Davy Fitzgerald in conversation with Seoirse Bulfin. Photo: Martin Connolly Sixmilebridge’s Davy Fitzgerald has agreed to continue as Wexford senior hurling manager for a further two years.
*Sean Finn competes with Aron Shanagher. Photograph: Martin Connolly 2018 was an unforgettable year for Limerick as they became All-Ireland senior hurling champions for the first time since 1973, one glitch remained in a dream campaign, that being their eleven point June defeat to Clare.
*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.
*Tony Kelly after being dismissed on Saturday. Photograph: Martin Connolly An appeal to rescind the red card awarded to Tony Kelly in Clare’s opening National Hurling League game was unsuccessful. On Thursday night, the Ballyea man travelled to Croke Park where the Central Hearings Committee decided to uphold the one match suspension. Cork’s Colm Lyons …
*Photograph: Gary Collins Clare have been defeated in their opening game of the Allianz National Hurling League. Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11 Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles Liam Sheedy’s return to Tipperary has got off to a successful start as they recorded a comprehensive eight point win over Clare on Saturday night. In the absence of Tubber’s …