Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named their starting 15 to face Tipperary in Round 1 of the Allianz League at Semple Stadium in Thurles at 7.00pm on Saturday.
The team shows two changes from the side that lined out against Tipperary in the Munster Hurling League two weeks ago. Jack Browne (Ballyea) replaces Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones na Sionna) at corner back while John Conlon (Clonlara) comes in for Cathal McInerney (Cratloe) in the full-forward line.
Ballyea’s Tony Kelly captains the side.
STARTING 15 V Tipperary (numbers as per match programme):
1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
2. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
3. David McInerney (Tulla)
20. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
5. Aidan McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
6. Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown)
7. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
8. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
9. Tony Kelly (Ballyea) – Captain
10. Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe)
11. Niall Deasy (Ballyea)
12. Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin)
13. Colin Guilfoyle (Newmarket On Fergus)
25. John Conlon (Clonlara)
15. Michael O’Neill (Kilmaley)
16. Keith Hogan (Clooney-Quin)
17. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
18. Michael O’Malley (Kilmaley)
19. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
4. Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
21. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
22. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
23. David Conroy (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield)
24. Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
14. Gary Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
26. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
Meanwhile, the Tipperary side has also been named for Saturday’s match.
The Tipperary team has been named. pic.twitter.com/3hr5Z7erRA
— Clare Senior Hurlers (@ClareSenHurlers) January 25, 2019