*Shane Bennett and Jack Browne in action. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare will renew acquaintances with Waterford’s senior hurlers in the Munster senior hurling championship.
Not even an unprecedented 17 point masterclass from Tony Kelly could prevent neighbours Limerick from securing the double boost of National League honours and a Munster Semi-Final spot in Semple Stadium, Thurles this afternoon.
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.
Both Éire Óg and O’Callaghan’s Mills will be aiming to make it third time lucky against the last two champions Sixmilebridge and Ballyea who have dominated the Canon Hamilton Cup for the past five seasons writes Eoin Brennan who previews the penultimate stage clashes in this year’s County Senior Hurling Championship.
*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.
*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.