*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.
*David McInerney & Aaron Gillane stretch for the sliotar. Photograph: Martin Connolly Darach Honan dissects where it went wrong for Clare in Sunday’s eighteen point defeat to neighbours Limerick.
*John Kiely & Donal Moloney on the sideline. Photograph: Martin Connolly Defeat to Clare on Sunday would have meant Limerick were the earliest All-Ireland champions to bow out in the subsequent campaign since Tipperary’s departure from the 1992 championship, such an outcome was “inconceivable” according to John Kiely.
*Aaron Gillane in action with Jack Browne. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have lost their second successive Munster senior hurling championship game in the space of a week, falling down at the expense of All-Ireland champions Limerick in a dreadful display.
*Jack Browne & Shane Bennett will renew acquaintances on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Connolly Both Clare and Waterford have announced their starting teams for Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship clash.
*Shane O’Donnell in action alongside Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior hurlers have received a timely boost just one month ahead of the start of their Munster championship campaign.
*Photograph: Brian Arthur Clare students played their part as Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) set the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities ever to play in a hurling match.
Clare’s 2019 Allianz National Hurling League campaign came to an abrupt end following a fourteen point demolition at the hands of Waterford. Waterford 0-31 Clare 1-14 Venue: Walsh Park
*Niall Deasy & Michael Breen. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have made one change from the side which survived a Wexford comeback last weekend for Sunday’s final round of the Allianz NHL against Limerick. Ballyea’s Niall Deasy comes into the side in place of John Conlon. Despite management expressing confidence in the aftermath of Sunday’s three…
*Gavin Keary, Donal Moloney & Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Reducing the amount of frees conceded stood out to Gerry O’Connor as the main area his Clare side need to work on ahead of their trip to Cork on February 16th. Speaking to the media after their one point win over Kilkenny, Gerry flagged the…