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Clare top hurling league table after latest victory

Clare 0-23 Cork 0-19 Clare sit comfortably at the top of the Allianz hurling league division 1 table this evening following their third successive victory in this season’s campaign. Before a somewhat disappointing attendance of 4,905 at Cusack park this afternoon they led from the outset against Cork who were forced to make two late changes with corner forwards Alan Cadogan and Conor Lehane being replaced by Daniel Kearney and Shane Kingston. The win has all but assured Clare of a place in the knock out stage of the competition while guaranteeing them their division 1 A status for next season It was one way traffic in the opening half at the end of which Clare held an eleven point advantage with the score at 0-16 to 0-5. While Cork had failed to capitalise on an excellent goal chance ten minutes from the break, Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy advancing from his line quickly to deflect Harnady’s effort behind, the home …

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Clare back in the top division

Clare 1-19 Limerick 0-18 Clare are back in the top grouping in the National hurling league following a comfortable win over arch rivals Limerick at Cusac Park this Sunday afternoon. The Banner side’s victory was much more comfortable that the final scoreline suggests on a day when Limerick were reduced to fourteen men five minutes before half time whenforward Barry Nash picked up a second yellow card. Clare led from the outset on a day when they shot no fewer than nineteen wides, a dozen of which came in the second half. Played before an attendance of 8,847, the home side made their intentions known from the off and struck for the game’s only goal as early as the opening minute when John Conlon brillantly grabbed a high delivery before shooting to the net. The score clearly rocked the visitors who, underatandably, complained tht the Clonlara player took more thatn the required number of steps while in possession before finding …

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Clare make four changes for top of table clash

By Seamus Hayes There are four changes in personnel to the Clare team for the top of the table, round 4 Allianz hurling league clash with Waterford from that which scored a comfortable win over Tipperary at Thurles last week. Domhnaill O’Donovan, one of the All-Ireland final heroes, is named for his first start since his memorable performances in Croke Park last September. He will play in his regular corner back spot in place of the injured Seadna Morey. Hat trick hero from the All-Ireland final replay, Shane O’Donnell returns in place of the injured Darach Honan while, in a re-arranged forward line, Cratloe duo Podge Collins and Cathal McInerney start in place of Clonlara pair Cathal ‘Tots’ O’Connell and Colm Galvin, both of whom are due to play with their club Clonlara in the county under 21 A hurling championship at noon on Monday. The team to face the Deise outfit is; Donal Tuohy; Domhnaill O’Donovan, Cian Dillon, David …

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