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Cian Dillon of Clare in action against Kevin Kelly of Kilkenny during their national League semi-final game in Thurles. Photograph by John Kelly.

Changes on senior and minor hurling teams

There are three changes in personnell on the Clare team to play Tipperary in the All-Ireland senior hurling quarter final at Pairc Ui Caoimh on Saturday from that which lost to Cork in the Provincial final two weeks ago

As expected, injury has ruled full back David McInerney out of the team while both Oisin O’Brien and Aron Shanagher have been omitted from the side which started against Cork. In fact Shanagher has failed to find a place in the match day twenty six.

Crusheen’s Cian Dillon returns to the starting line up and he has been named at corner back with team captain Pat O’Connor taking over at full back in place of the injured McInerney. Seadna Morey reverts from wing to corner back in place of Oisin O’Brien and Jamie Shanahan is named at wing back.

The other change sees Aaron Cunningham from Wolfe Tones named at full forward in place of his clubmate Aron Shanagher.

Into the substitutes list come Jack Browne, Shane Golden and Ian Galvin and the three that make way are McInerney (injured),Shanagher and Niall Deasy.

Meanwhile the minor team has also been named and there are also three changes in personnell. Cathal Darcy returns from injury while Killian McDermott and Gearoid Cahill will also start this week. Making way are Lee Brack, Eoin Fitzgerald and Conor Tierney.

The senior team is Andrew Fahy (Whitegate); Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge) Patrick O’Connor (Tubber) – captain, Cian Dillon (Crusheen); David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona), Conor Cleary (Miltown), Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge) Podge Collins (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara); Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg), Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones), Conor McGrath (Cratloe)

Substitutes: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen) Brendan Bugler (Whitegate) David Reidy (Éire Óg) Jack Browne (Ballyea) Jason McCarthy (Inagh Kilnamona) Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin) Cathal McInerney (Cratloe) Patrick Donnellan (O’Callaghan’s Mills) Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara) Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge) Ian Galvin (Clonlara).

The minor team is Eamonn Foudy (Inagh-Kilnamona); Cian McInerney (Inagh-Kilnamona) captain, Ross Hayes (Crusheenb), Bradley Higgins (Kilmaley); Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe), Cian Minogue (Bodyke) Aidan McCarthy(Inagh-Kilnamona); Cathal Darcy (Kilmaley),Killian McDermott (Clarecastle); Gearoid Cahill (Corofin), Tiernan Agnew (Sixmilebridge) Keith White (Inagh-Kilnamona); Gary Cooney (O’Callaghans Mills), Breffni Horner (Crusheen), Riain Considine (Cratloe).

Subs; Ronan Callinan (Kilmihil); Sean Crowley (Kilmihil), Eoghan Wallace (Clarecastle) Lee Brack (Clarecastle), Conor Tierney (Doora-Barefield), Eoin Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona), Colin Haugh (Ruan), Tom O’Rourke (Kilmaley), Paul Corry (Sixmilebridge)

By Seamus Hayes

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