Tony Kelly is on the shortlist for Hurler of the Year while he is one of four Clare men nominated for 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.
Tony Kelly has added another personal honour to his mantelpiece after being named PWC GAA/GPA player of the month for November.
After the joy of last week’s triumph over Wexford, the Clare hurlers and their supporters suffered the disappointment of a loss to Waterford. This was a game in which we experienced the full range of emotions as Clare’s performance ebbed and flowed after a terrible start.
Clare senior hurling manager, Brian Lohan has lamented the concession of three first-half goals as his charges exited the All-Ireland senior hurling championship.
Waterford have ended Clare’s involvement in the 2020 All-Ireland SHC.
Patrick O’Connor holds the tag as the longest serving member of the Clare team, this weekend he is determined to maintain his place in the starting fifteen.
Ex Clare senior hurling manager, Davy Fitzgerald has backed his former teammate, Brian Lohan to continue to succeed in the role if given the time.
Kevin Moran is one of Waterford’s most experienced players and is eagerly looking forward to Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter final clash with Clare, a game he believes “will go down to the wire”.
Fresh from being one of the few pundits in the country to correctly call a Clare victory Wexford, Darach Honan has backed the Banner to do the business in the All-Ireland quarter-finals but said greater support for Tony Kelly in attack is crucial to this.