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Limerick end Clare’s Munster championship campaign

  Limerick 1-19 Clare 2-15 It was said on many occasions in the lead up to this game that it would be close and that it would produce many talking points,. It certainly did. In modern times Limerick and Clare have never failed to provide plenty of entertainment when they have clashed on the hurling field and particularly when those meetings are at championship time. The latest clash ended in a one point loss for Clare. That they had chances to have at least earned a draw is without question but, in the end, time ran out and Limerick emerged with a one point victory and a semi-final date with Tipperary in mid June. [doptg id=”70″] It was fast and furious from the outset and Limerick and Limerick had t wo points on the board before Colin Ryan opened Clare’s account in the sixth minute. They were level at 0-3 each by the tenth minute but three points in two …

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Cunningham’s injury not as serious as feared

By Seamus Hayes Initial fears that Clare hurler Aaron Cunningham would be out of the game for a long spell due to the injury suffered in last Wednesday’s Munster under 21 first round win over Limerick have eased. “Following a scan on Thursday, the injury isn’t as bad as we thought. We are awaiting further checks on his further knee”, senior hurling selector Louis Mulqueen said this weekend. “Aaron situation is a knee problem. Unfortunately with Aaron, he’s been injured a lot and rehab is the thing. It takes a bit of time. His shoulder was out at different times throughout the year. He was starting to come good and his form was coming. At the moment we’re still waiting for further checks on the scan but yesterday’s scan wasn’t as bad as we thought. He’s still away with a swollen knee”, Cunningham said. Meanwhile All-Ireland hero Shane O’Donnell is continuing to receive treatment for a hamstring injury. “Shane had …

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Clare take control in the second half

By Seamus Hayes Clare 2-20 Limerick 1-14 A strong second half showing helped defending Munster and All-Ireland champions Clare to a merited win over Limerick in the opening round of the Munster under 21 hurling championship at the Gaelic grounds on Wednesday evening. In a game played before an attendance of 6,063, the favourites took a while to settle but they were always in control in the second half. In the semi-final on July 16, Clare will take on Tipperary at Cusack Park “Limerick were always going to put it up to us. I saw them annihilate Kilkenny two weeks ago in a challenge game in Nowlan Park. We paid them huge respects coming in here in terms of how we prepared, particularly in terms of mental preparation. In the first half we weren’t that fluent at times. We were struggling to string passes together and quite fortunate not to concede a goal or two”, joint manager Donal Moloney said …

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The team that started the revolution

  DESPITE the fact that Clare were raging hot favourites to retain the under-21 All-Ireland hurling title, Clare joint manager Donal Moloney said there was never any question of them taking things for granted. “This had to be done for the team of 2010. We were so disappointed we didn’t win the All-Ireland minor title in 2010. There were the guys that started all the change; that started the revolution for us,” he said as he watched team captain, Paul Flanagan accept the All-Ireland trophy from GAA president, Liam O’Neill. “We should cherish these times. We have a lot of very, very good players and we have some outstanding players.  No matter how hard people work at underage hurling and no matter how hard the clubs work, you won’t always have as crop like that. A new generation has come and  some of them are exceptional. Hopefully, the hard work will continue. These could be a very special few years …

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