*Kevin Harnett offloads possession. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Failure to convert good scoring opportunities proved costly for Clare in the fourth round of the Allianz National Football League Division 2 played in front of an attendance of 893 people at Cusack Park this Sunday afternoon.
*Cratloe’s Conor McGrath. Photograph: Martin Connolly A place in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC will be the prize for the winners of the four ties taking place this weekend.
*David Reidy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Championship aspirations will become more defined as the second round takes place in the Clare club hurling scene over the weekend.
*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.
*Clare’s Cillian Brennan gets away from Paul Geaney of Kerry. Photograph: Martin Connolly WHEN I sit down to pen a column for The Clare Echo, a defeat is usually handled with a critical look at where the side has gone wrong. However on this occasion I can offer nothing but praise for this Clare team,…
*Kevin Harnett. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Kevin Harnett has regained his place on the Clare senior football team just over a month after breaking a bone in his cheek.
*Eoin Cleary under pressure from the Kerry defence. Photograph: Martin Connolly CROSSING south over the River Shannon last Saturday after an evening spent at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, I faced into two hours and 10 minutes to savour in the car as myself (and my son) reflected on an impressive win.
*Cormac Murray. Photograph: Martin Connolly Stephen Ryan and Cormac Murray will make their senior championship debuts on Saturday as the Clare footballers kick off their Munster campaign in Cusack Park.
Ahead of their trip to Fermanagh tomorrow, Clare have made three changes from the side which lost to Kildare by six points.
*Naomi Carroll. Photograph: Martin Connolly Capped 110 times in international level hockey, Naomi Carroll has represented her country at schools level in soccer while also lining out at all grades for Clare in camogie and ladies football. She blows the term dual player out of the park and sat down with The Clare Echo in…