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Tony Kelly scored 0-4 from play. Photograph by John Kelly.

Tony Kelly returns for vital tie

Ballyea’s Tony Kelly is named at midfield on the Clare side to face Waterford in a crucial national hurling league game at Cusack Park tomorrow, Sunday throw in at 3p.m.) from where he will captain the team.

His return is one of four changes in personnell from the side which beat Dublin two weeks ago. Kelly’s Ballyea team mates Jack Browne, Paul Flanagan and Gearoid O’Connell are named amongst the substitutes but, surprisingly, Niall Deasy is not included in the match day squad. Colm Galvin is also named amongst the substitutes.

In addition to Kelly, Whitegate’s Andrew Fahy, Inagh-Kilnamona’s Jason McCarthy and Cratloe’s Cathal McInerney are all named in the starting line up. They replace Patrick Kelly,  David Reidy who is ruled out with an ankle injury, Peter Duggan and Brendan Bugler.

Three of the starting line up, Inagh-Kilnamona due Jason McCArthy and David Fitzgerald along with Clonlara’s Ian Galvin, were in action in the under 21 A championship semi-finals last night, Friday which resulted in the decision to delay announcing the starting line up until this Saturday morning.

The team is; Andrew Fahy (Whitegate); David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon (Crusheen), Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge); Jason McCarthy ((Inagh-Kilnamona), Conor Cleary (Miltown St. Josephs), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Podge Collins (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara); Cathal McInerney (Cratloe), Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones), Ian Galvin (Clonlara);

Subs; Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge), Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones), Patrick Donnellan (O’Callaghans Mills), Jack Browne (Ballyea), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), BrendanBugler (Whitegate), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea), Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle), Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea), Colm Galvin (Clonlara)

By Seamus Hayes

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