*Clare U20 hurling captain, Paddy Donnellan. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography One of four Under 20’s that received invaluable senior experience with Brian Lohan this year, Paddy Donnellan is currently the only one of that quartet still available for Clare’s opening provincial Under 20 bout against Kerry in Austin Stack Park in Tralee on Monday evening …
With just over a week to go to the opening round of the Munster U20 hurling championship, Clare have been dealt a huge blow with the news that both Mark Rodgers and Shane Meehan will miss the campaign.
*Mark Rodgers may miss out on the U20 championship over the ruling. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill There is growing concern amongst GAA fans in Clare that the county will be forced into playing in the Munster U20 hurling championship without four members of the panel who are also part of the senior hurling squad.
*David Fitzgerald returns to the Clare team. Photograph: Jim Campbell Brian Lohan has made three changes so far to the Clare senior hurling team that will take on Wexford this Sunday in Cusack Park.
Clare needed to be six or seven points ahead at half time in Monday’s Munster under 20 hurling championship quarter final clash with title holders Tipperary as there was a strong breeze blowing down the field.
Leaders will be required in abundance as Clare prepare to take on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster SHC qualifier, David Fitzgerald is hopeful to be chief among them for the men in saffron and blue.