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Colm Galvin returns to the Clare team for Sunday's Shannonside derby clash with Limerick

Galvin won’t need surgery

As Clare hurlers’ preparations for the new season continue this weekend with a challenge game against Antrim, at a midlands venue to be confirmed, it’s been confirmed that Colm Galvin will not need surgery.

There are just two weeks to go to the team’s first competitive game of 2015, a Waterford Crystal clash with either Tipperary or Mary Immaculate College. Clare and Tipperary have contested the past three finals of the tournament and the Premier side is fancied to get over the challenge of Mary Immaculate College in the opening round on Friday, January 9 at Dr Morris Park (7.30pm) to face Clare a week later in a quarter-final tie.

Manager Davy Fitzgerald told The Clare Champion that Clare and Clonlara star, Colm Galvin  will not require surgery on a knee injury that has kept him out of action in recent weeks.

“While it’s unlikely that he will be fit for the start of the league campaign, it’s great that he won’t need surgery. I expect that he will be able to return to full training in a few weeks time,” he said.

The league campaign will begin on February 15, with an away tie against Galway. A week later, Clare will have home advantage against Tipperary.

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