2017 was a year in which the stars aligned perfectly for a momentum-filled Clooney-Quin to take full advantage of as they almost pulled off the perfect coup.
Clare’s David Fitzgerald and Wexford’s Shaun Murphy in action in Wexford Park. Pic: Jim Campbell Photography Brian Lohan’s Clare hurlers made it two wins from two as they accounted for Wexford on Sunday afternoon.
*Patrick O’Connor holds off Tom Devine in the 2018 Munster championship. PHOTO: Martin Connolly In anticipation for Clare’s Munster SHC opener with Waterford, little adaptations were made to their training routine such as the layout of Cusack Park to properly prepare for the environment that would exist at Walsh Park.
*David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Martin Connolly Championship hurling ain’t easy, for David Fitzgerald not alone had he to aim for an impeccable performance for the Clare seniors but he had to combine it with studying for equally as important college exams.
Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named an unchanged Clare team for Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against reigning champions Galway. In the county’s first hurling outing in Croke Park since 2013, management have opted to remain with the same team that defeated Wexford and Limerick and lost to Cork in the provincial final for Saturday’s …