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McInerney and O’Donnell out of Tipperary game

Clare’s hopes of overcoming Tipperary in the national hurling league quarter final next week have been dealt a huge b low with the news that both David McInerney and Shane O’Donnell have been ruled out for up to four weeks due to injury. McInerney, star of last week’s win over Limerick which sealed promotion, is out with a back injury which also kept him out of this week’s opening game with his club Tulla in the Clare Champion cup. Eire Og’s Shane O’Donnell has picked up a foot injury which will keep him out for up to a month. Already without Tony Kelly, Seadna Morey, Jack Browne, Shane Golden and Pat Donnellan due to injury, the loss of McInerney and O’Donnell further weakens the Clare side. On the credit side, Newmarket’s Colin Ryan is expected to be available having missed the Limerick game as he was on honeymoon. Meanwhile, panellist Jack Browne from the Ballyea club has been named at …

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Injury concerns for Clare hurlers

The Clare senior hurling team to face Wexford in round 2 of the Allianz National hurling league division 1B will not be finalised until Sunday morning due to a number of ongoing injury concerns. Fourteen of the starting fifteen have been named with a vacancy left at left half forward. It is understood that John Conlon, forced out of the action early in the second half of last Sunday’s first round win over Offaly due to injury,will be given a chance to prove his fitness. Omitted from last week’s starting line up are Colm Galvin and Darach Honan due to injury and Peter Duggan who is suspended. Conor Ryan switches from wing back to replace Galvin at midfield with Jack Browne chosen at wing back.Gearoid O’Donnell is named in place of Peter Duggan at wing forward while Aron Shanagher is named in the full forward line in place of Honan. The team announced is as follows Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona): Patrick …

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Run on the moon in Ennis

Active Ennis is giving local people the chance to trial the world’s first Alterg anti-gravity treadmill this Friday in the town centre. This piece of life-changing technology was engineered by NASA and as well as the fun of feeling what it’s like to walk on the moon it has the serious ability to get people moving again much sooner after illness or injury. Users step into the treadmill, the sealed chamber inflates around their waist and fills with air. Therapists can then select a percentage of bodyweight to take off the patient by adjusting the air pressure, allowing them to move without the burden of gravity on their lower limbs. John Carey, Duty Gym Manager at Active Ennis, the only facility in the county with an anti-gravity treadmill said: “We have been using our treadmill on a wide range of patients who have all experienced a quicker recovery time. The treadmill enables us to get our patients moving a lot …

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Tubridy named to face Longford

Having missed most of the season due to a troublesome groin injury, Doonbeg’s David Tubridy is back in the Clare senior football team and has been named to start at full forward on Saturday evening against Longford in Clare’s opening game in the qualifiers. The sharpshooter’s inclusion is the only change to the side which lined out against Cork in the Munster semi-final. He replaces Cooraclare’s Rory Donnelly in the full forward line. There is further good news for Clare with both Shane McGrath and Enda Coughlan named amongst the substitutes having recovered from the injuries which saw them miss the game with Cork. Both are expected to play at some stage on Saturday. The team is; Joe Hayes (Lissycasey); Ciaran Russell (Eire Og), Kevin Hartnett (Meelick), Martin McMahon (Kilmurry-Ibrickane); Shane Hickey (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), Gordon Kelly (Miltown), Dean Ryan (Eire Og); Gary Brennan (Clondegad) captain, Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen); Sean Collins (Cratloe), Jamie Malone (Corofin), Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry-Ibrickane); Eoin Cleary (Miltown), David …

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Kilkenny’s injury time winner relegates Clare

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 1-17 Hot favourites Kilkenny had to rely on an injury time point to secure their dixision 1 status for next season when they overcame Clare in a cracking contest at Nowlan Park this afternoon. On a day when the sides were level on ten occasions, the Noresiders were fortunate to be ahead at the final whistle. Kilkenny went in to the tie as raging hot favourites but Clare produced, arguably their best display of the campaign and were most unlucky to lose out. They had outstanding performers in Tony Kelly and Shane O’Donnell and while there will be disappointment at the end result, the Banner men can certainly look forward to the championship with great hope after this performance Clare’s hopes of avoiding relegation received a great boost when Pat O’Connor, Colm Galvin and Conor McGrath were all declared fit for action although McGrath only lasted twenty minutes at which time he was replaced by Cathal O’Connell. …

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Galway snatch victory in injury time

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17 A Jason Flynn point from a 60m free near the sideline, in the second minute of ‘injury time’, gave Galway a one point win over Clare in the opening round of the Allianz hurling league at Pearse stadium on Sunday. Flynn held his nerve to score his ninth point of the afternoon from the controversially awarded free. It was a harsh call against Jack Browne who was penalised for picking the ball off the ground but more annoying for Banner county followers was the failure of the match official to take any action when Galway officials changed the match ball ahead of the free. That said, however, great credit must go to the Galway full forward whose strike sealed the home win. Clare did have a chance to tie up the game when they were awarded a free overt 100m from goal. Goalkeeper Patrick Kelly saw his effort drift wide of the target and with it …

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Another injury blow for O’Donnell

By Seamus Hayes Clare under 21 hurler Shane O’Donnell has been dealt another blow with confirmation that he suffered a hand injury in Wednesday’s Munster final win over Cork. A broken  bone in the hand is set to keep the talented Ennis man out of action for the next four weeks. Having missed much of the season due to a hamstring injury, the Eire Og clubman returned to score a crucial goal in Clare’s extra time win over Tipperary in the Munster final. He was back in the starting line up forWednesday’s final date with Cork and scored his side’s first half goal before being replaced late in the game due to the injury. “He is extremely doubtful for the All-Ireland semi-final date with Antrim on August 23” joint team manager Gerry O’Connor said. The injury is a huge blow to his club Eire Og who face Wolfe Tones in round 2 of the senior hurling championship on this Sunday …

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Two changes on under 21 hurling team

By Seamus Hayes The Clare team to play Tipperary in this Wednesday’s Munster under 21 hurling championship semi-final shows two changes from the side which started against Limerick in the opening round. Alan O’Neill returns from injury and will line out at centre back where he was impressive during last year’s campaign. Conor Cleary moved to wing back releasing Jamie Shanahan to play at wing forward to the exclusion of Shane Gleeson. Eoin Enright who has been struggling to overcome injury loses out to Shane McGrath who will play at centre forward. Enright has recovered from a shoulder injury and is named amongst the substitutes. The team includes six players who all saw action against Wexford in the senior Qualifier replay on Saturday last. They are  Jack Browne, Seadna Morey, Tony Kelly, Colm Galvin and Peter Duggan who started in that game and  Jamie Shanahan who was introduced for extra time. Cathal O’Connell, a regular in last year’s victorious team,  will …

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