The Clare senior hurling team to face Offaly in Saturday’s first round All-Ireland championship qualifiers shows four changes in personnell from the side which line out against Limerick in the opening round of the Munster championship in May
Seadna Morey replaces Domhnall O’Donovan at corner back, Brendan Bugler returns from a one-match suspension to line out at wing back in place of the suspended Patrick Donnellan, Conor McGrath has recovered from a hamstring injury to take his place at corner forward in place of David Reidy, while Darach Honan starts at corner forward and this results in Gearoid O’Connell, who played at midfield against Limerick, dropping down to the substitutes bench.
The team is Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona): David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon, Capt. (Crusheen), Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge):Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Jack Browne (Ballyea):Conor Ryan (Cratloe), Tony Kelly (Ballyea): John Conlon (Clonlara), Colin Ryan (Newmarket-on-Fergus), Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge):Darach Honan (Clonlara), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg), Conor McGrath (Cratloe);
Subs: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen), David Reidy (Éire Óg), Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones), Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle), Domhnall O’Donovan (Clonlara), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea), Conor Cleary (Miltown), Nicky O’Connell (Clonlara), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea) and Colm Galvin (Clonlara).
The throw in time is 7p.m. and the game will be preceded by the football qualifier between Clare and Longford at 5p.m.
By Seamus Hayes