One of Clare’s brightest young hurling prospects has been welcomed back into the Senior Intercounty Set Up.
Nicky O’Connell was a member of the panel for the National Hurling League but failed to make the cut as the Championship squad was whittled down for June 21st’s Munster Clash with Tipperary.
However a series of stand out performances in Clonlara colours and his 4 point haul from centre back for the Clare intermediates have earned him a recall to the senior fold.
The news comes as Mike McNamara has a number of injury concerns heading into the qualifier against Galway on Saturday week.
Vice-captain Gerry O’Grady, Alan Markham and Patrick Donnelan are all on the treatment table.
In Camogie, Clare were beaten 3-13 to 1-6 by Cork last night in the All-Ireland Minor Championship. Shona Enright was scorer in chief with 2 frees and 1-1 from play.