Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald has named his starting 15 to face Kerry in round 3 of the Munster senior hurling league at O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge, this Wednesday evening (7.30pm) It shows six changes in personnel from the team which started against Cork in round one
Into the starting team comes Andrew Fahy, Pat Donnellan, Cian Dillon (team captain), Colin Ryan, Conor O’Donnell and Gearoid O’Connell and they replace Donal Tuohy, Jack Browne, Colm Galvin, Shane Golden, David Fitzgerald and Tony Kelly.
John Conlon is named at centre forward this week, while Cian Dillon will be at centre back, flanked by Donnellan and Jack Browne. There is a new midfield pairing of Gearoid O’Connell and David Reidy.
In their two games to date, Kerry have gone under to Limerick and Cork. They scored 0-18 in each tie.
The Clare team is Andrew Fahy (Whitegate); Eoin O’Brien (Newmarket-on-Fergus), Pat O’Connor (Tubber), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea); Paddy Donnellan (O’Callaghan’s Mills), Cian Dillon (Crusheen) Captain, Jack Browne (Ballyea); Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin), John Conlon (Clonlara), Colin Ryan (Newmarket-on-Fergus); Conor O’Donnell (Crusheen), Darach Honan (Clonlara), Cathal O’Connell (Clonlara);
By Seamus Hayes, sports editor