Regarded as one of the finest midfielders of his generation, former Newmarket-on-Fergus and Clare hurler Liam Danagher has been laid to rest.
In his youth dreaming of soccer finals occupied the mind of Bryan Donnellan but the sole focus this week is their shot at destiny and taking on Sixmilebridge in the Clare SHC final.
Clare’s All-Ireland success of 1995 holds a special place in hurling folklore, the magnitude of their achievements still forces Frank Lohan to pinch himself when reflecting on their exploits.
1995 was a life-changing time for 15 Clare bachelors who had the distinction of lining out in September of that year and driving their county to a second ever All-Ireland SHC title.
A momentum-fuelled Tubber blitzed St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield with five timely goals to power through to their third Intermediate Hurling Final in four years.
Clare’s players were moulded by a trust and self-belief placed in them by the management of their conquering side of 1995.
With the exhaust fumes of the 2012 title winning juggernaut fading inexorably into the distance with every passing season, Newmarket-on-Fergus’ priority list has understandably altered significantly towards moulding a whole new generation of flagship hurlers in recent times.
Readers of The Clare Echo have spoken and decided on Clare’s greatest senior hurling team from 1990 to 2020.
Fierce debate has taken hold in houses across Co Clare in the search to determine the county’s fifteen best hurlers…
She did it the hard way which made Allowdale Shelley’s January win in Tralee all the sweeter.