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Nightmare outing as Limerick rip Clare apart

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*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.

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Darach Honan: Improvement essential from Clare backs to contain Tipp attack

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*Clare’s defence deal with a Tipperary attack in the 2018 Munster SHC. Photograph: Gary Collins Both Clare and Tipperary are unbeaten so far in this year’s Munster SHC, for one that will change on Sunday according to The Clare Echo columnist Darach Honan.

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Conlon’s goal crucial as Clare secure winning championship start

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*John Conlon leading the Clare attack. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s 2019 Munster senior hurling campaign is off to a successful start following a nail-biting one point win over Waterford. Clare 1-20 Wateford 0-22 Venue: Walsh Park, 11,012 spectators gathered in Walsh Park for the first Munster SHC tie at the venue since 1996, a time…

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Clare & Waterford name teams for Sunday’s championship clash

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*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.

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Tuohy treating every match ‘like a Munster Final’

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*Donal Tuohy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the ten years that he has been on the Clare senior hurling panel, Donal Tuohy has noted a change in his contribution to the squad and how the importance of puckouts has escalated, this Sunday he is hoping glory away days in Waterford will be repeated as the Munster…

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Cleary content with Clare’s “serious battling qualities”

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*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s never easy against the All-Ireland champions, as such Conor Cleary and his Clare comrades were well aware of the challenge Limerick would pose in Cusack Park on Sunday.

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One Clare change as Deasy replaces Conlon

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*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…

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‘Frees drained us’ – Kelly

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*Tony Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly In their second defeat of the 2019 Allianz National Hurling League, Clare paid the price for indiscipline and basic mistakes according to Tony Kelly. When it came to wides, Clare had eleven, Cork only seven. But most costly off all was the frees, Cork were awarded 22 over seventy minutes…

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Team being picked on form not experimentation – O’Connor

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*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…

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Kelly’s suspension appeal unsuccessful

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*Tony Kelly after being dismissed on Saturday. Photograph: Martin Connolly An appeal to rescind the red card awarded to Tony Kelly in Clare’s opening National Hurling League game was unsuccessful. On Thursday night, the Ballyea man travelled to Croke Park where the Central Hearings Committee decided to uphold the one match suspension. Cork’s Colm Lyons…

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