By Seamus Hayes
There are seven changes in personnel to the Clare senior hurling team for the Allianz league quarter final clash with Laois at Portlaoise on Sunday from the side which started against Galway in Cusack Park last Sunday.
Omitted are Domhnaill O’Donovan, Jack Browne, Paul Flanagan, Colm Galvin, Shane Golden, Cathal McInerney and David Reidy and they are replaced by Conor Cooney, David McInerney, Pat Donnellan, Colin Ryan, John Conlon, Bobby Duggan and Conor McGrath.
McInerney, Donnellan, Ryan, Conlon and McGrath were all introduced during the second half last week and played a big part in helping Clare to earn a draw in that game.
Of the seven left out this week, Shane Golden is under suspension having been sent off last week while Colm Galvin is injured and missed his club’s under 21 A championship semi-final on Friday evening when they lost to Sixmilebridge at Clarecastle.
The team that will line out against Laois is Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon (Crusheen), Conor Cooney (O’Callaghans Mills); Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Conor Ryan (Cratloe), Pat O’Connor (Tubber); Pat Donnellan (O’Callaghans Mills), captain , Colin Ryan (Newmarket); Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), John Conlon (Clonlara); Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle), Shane O’Donnell (Eire Og), Conor McGrath (Cratloe).