Clare’s Senior Hurlers opened their League campaign with a win.
Brian Lohan’s national encounter as manager was a straightforward affair as they welcomed Carlow to Cusack Park.
A Shane O’Donnell goal just a minute into play was a show of strength – but the Leinster side did their best to keep in contention at half time.
However, a six point half-way gap was massively extended through the second half and Clare finally ran out 1-27 to 0-14 winners.
Lohan says it was a good start for their campaign: