*Davy Fitzgerald speaking after Sunday’s game. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Wexford left it late to take victory from Clare’s grasp in the second round of the Allianz National Hurling League.
*Brian Lohan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clare senior hurling manager Brian Lohan has said the sending off of Liam Corry had a major impact on proceedings as the county side let an eight point lead slip to lose their second outing of the year.
*Ciara Grogan Players are regularly summoned to alleys/ball walls to improve their kicking/striking technique. Unfortunately, most deliberate practice occurs with little coaching or without a framework to develop technical proficiency. This principle, summarized by P-FACTS, can be implemented when practicing isolated skills to aid players.
Clare’s 53rd hurling All Star award was also arguably its most inevitable as Tony Kelly’s scintillating 2020 championship performances ensured his inclusion on the team of the year for the 50th anniversary of the prestigious PWC GAA/GPA All Stars.
Countless milestones, memories and gatherings were taken from our reach in 2020 but once again sport came up trumps in providing joy and solace with many organisations also leading the way when it came local community responses during the pandemic, Head of Sport Páraic McMahon dishes out the gongs in the inaugural Clare Echo Sporting Awards.