Clare’s FAI delegate feels a freshening up of the squad will help the Banner’s bid for a third consecutive Oscar Traynor title.
The holders get their campaign underway on Saturday against West Cork in a new look competition, with the winners advancing straight to the quarter finals.
Irish junior internationals Stephen Kelly and Eoin Hayes are among those who played vital roles in last years campaign, with Colin Scanlon, Dylan Casey and Gary O’Connell all coming into the squad for the new season.
Jim Madden says clubs still place huge value in having players on the county squad
Kickoff on Saturday at Frank Healy Park in Doora is at 5pm