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The Clare hurlers face Wexford in Cusack Park. Photograph by John Kelly.

Big win for hurlers in Quilty challenge

Clare 1-28 Galway 1-16

The Liam Mac Carthy Cup takes pride of place  in Pairc Naomh Mhuire, Quilty as Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald mans the sideline during the challenge game between Clare and Galway as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.
The Liam Mac Carthy Cup takes pride of place in Pairc Naomh Mhuire, Quilty as Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald mans the sideline during the challenge game between Clare and Galway as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.

FIELDING a completely separate team in each half, Clare scored a comprehensive win over Galway in a senior hurling challenge game played in Quilty on Sunday evening. The game was the first to feature an All-Ireland hurling winning team playing in west Clare and was played to mark Kilmurry Ibrickane’s 100th anniversery celebrations. The Liam McCarthy Cup was on display throughout the game.

Clare's Domhnall O Donovan in action against Galway's Jason Flynn during  the challenge game as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.
Clare’s Domhnall O Donovan in action against Galway’s Jason Flynn during the challenge game as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.

Clare led 0-12 to 1-7 at half time, largely thanks to 0-6 from Colin Ryan, who also impressed in open play. Damien Hayes scored the Galway goal in the opening half, while Jason Flynn put over five points from frees and play for Anthony Cunningham’s team.

Ellie Talty and Calum Hogan with the Liam Mac Carthy cup following the challenge game between Clare and Galway as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.
Ellie Talty and Calum Hogan with the Liam Mac Carthy cup following the challenge game between Clare and Galway as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.

Galway introduced Joe Canning at half time and while he scored an early point from play, Canning didn’t look very sharp with David McInerney retaining the upper hand on the Galway captain.

Amongst those to impress for Clare were Seán Collins and Colin Ryan in the opening half, while McInerney, Cathal Malone and Bobby Duggan did well in the second period.

Galway's Niall Burke is tackled by Clare's Stephan O Halloran and Conor Cooney during  the challenge game as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.
Galway’s Niall Burke is tackled by Clare’s Stephan O Halloran and Conor Cooney during the challenge game as part of the Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club 100th anniversary celebrations. Photograph by John Kelly.

The game was watched by a huge crowd at the scenic west Clare venue, while both teams were led out by local school children.

Clare first half team: Pat Kelly; Domhnall O’Donovan, Cillian Duggan, Conor Cooney, Stephen O’Halloran, Pat O’Connor, Paul Flanagan; Pat Donnellan, Seán Collins; Peter Duggan, Colin Ryan, Aaron Cunningham; David Reidy, Darrach Honan, Cathal McInerney.

Subs: Colm Galvin for Pat Donnellan, David McInerney for Conor Cooney, Cian Dillon for Jack Browne, Podge Collins for John Conlon, Brendan Buglar for Conor Cleary.

Clare second half team: Derek Fahy; Jack Browne, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Jamie Shanahan, Alan O’Neill, Conor Cleary; Nicky O’Connell, Shane Golden; Cathal Malone, Tony Kelly, Bobby Duggan; Shane Gleeson, John Conlon, Davy O’Halloran.

Scorers: Colin Ryan (0-6, 0-2f, 0-2 ’65), John Conlon (1-2), Seán Collins (0-3), Darrach Honan, Davy O’Halloran, Cathal Malone, Shane Gleeson, Brendan Buglar (0-2 each), Cathal McInerney, Nicky O’Connell, Podge Collins, Shane Golden, Bobby Duggan, Tony Kelly, Jamie Shanahan (0-1) each.

Kilmurry Ibrickane 100th anniversary hurling challenge gameGalway: Aidan Ryan; Darragh O’Donoghue, Paul Killeen, John Hanbury; Shane Kavanagh, Iarla Tannian, Martin Dolphin; Tadgh Horan, Kevin Hynes; Gearóid McInerney, Niall Burke, Jason Flynn; Dara Dolan, Davy Glennon, Damien Hayes.

Subs: Joe Canning for Dara Dolan, Aidan Harte for Shane Kavanagh, Padraig Landers for Jason Flynn, Joe Cooney for Martin Dolphin.

Scorers: Joe Canning (0-6, 0-4f), Jason Flynn (0-5, 0-4f), Damien Hayes (1-1), Niall Burke (0-3), Padraig Landers (0-1).

Referee: Damien Fox

About Peter O'Connell

Peter O'Connell
West Clare native Peter O'Connell has worked for The Clare Champion for 12 years and covers everything from sport, especially GAA, news, features and has been even known to branch into the fashion scene on occasion.

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