Two members of Clare’s All-Ireland winning team of 2013 have departed Brian Lohan’s senior hurling panel while three of the most promising young hurlers in the county have joined the squad.
Less a statement of intent than a professionally clinical assignment for Ballyea who brushed past the disappointing challenge of Clooney-Quin to reach their eighth successive quarter-final in O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on Sunday evening.
*Tulla’s David McInerney. Photograph: Martin Connolly David McInerney will captain the Clare senior hurlers for the first time when Brian Lohan’s men begin their Munster Senior Hurling League campaign away to All-Ireland champions, Tipperary on Sunday.
*Cathal Malone netted a hat-trick for Sixmilebridge. Photograph: John Meyler Seven games took place in the Clare senior hurling championship on Saturday marking the beginning of the 2019 campaign.