Clare boss Brian Lohan will unveil his team later for Sunday’s opening game of the National Hurling League.
Westmeath provide the opposition in Cusack Park, with the Leinster side having gained promotion after claiming last year’s Division Two title.
It is expected a number of younger players will be among the starting 15, with the likes of Brandon O’Connell, Adam Hogan, Keith Smith and Cian Galvin having impressed in the Munster Hurling League.
Cratloe’s Diarmuid Ryan is also likely to feature, and he says the team will always look to the home support for motivation in their home ground
Throw in on Sunday in Cusack Park is at 2pm with commentary on Clare FM with Matt Waters Clare Fruit and Veg, and Geraghty’s Spar and Off License, Turnpike Ennis