By Seamus Hayes
Both the Clare senior hurling and football teams have been forced to make changes ahead of this weekend’s league action from the teams which tasted defeat last weekend.
For this Saturday’s clash with Dublin in the hurling league in Cusack Park, Davy Fitzgerald and his management team have made two changes in personnel. Colin Ryan is unavailable and his place in the forward line goes to Aaron Cunningham while Donal Tuohy had been handed the goalkeeping position ahead of Pat Kelly.
Tony Kelly, fresh from his man of the match performance in the mid week replay of the Fitzgibbon cup hurling final, will lead the hurlers attack while the captain of the winning University of Limerick team, David McInerney, will line out at corner back
Meanwhile, football manager Colm Collins has been forced into one change with David Tubridy ruled out due to injury for the Banner side’s clash with Armagh on Sunday, also at Cusack Park. Shane Brennan returns to the starting line up in place of the injured Doonbeg man.
The teams named on Friday night are
Hurling—Donal Tuohy; Paul Flanagan, Cian Dillon, David McInerney; Brendan Bugler, Conor Ryan, Pat O’Connor; Colm Galvin, Pat Donnellan; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Shane Golden; Conor McGrath, Shane O’Donnell, Aaron Cunningham
Football—Joe Hayes; Marty McMahon, Kevin Hartnett, Dean Ryan; Jamie Malone, Gordon Kelly, Ciaran Russell; Gary Brennan, Cathal O’Connor; Sean Collins, Shane Hickey, Shane McGrath; Podge Collins, Shane Brennan, Pat Burke