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Collins likely to opt for hurling

While he is adamant that he has not made any announcement as to his plans for 2017, social media is rampant this Monday morning that Podge Collins will concentrate on hurling at inter county level in 2017. “I haven’t made any announcement as my focus is on getting back to full fitness”, the Cratloe man said today. He is presently concentrating on gym work three or four nights a week and is understood to have indicated to Clare GAA officials that he will be sticking with hurling at inter county level. Some weeks ago the Bank of Ireland official confirmed that he would only be playing one code in 2017 but at the time he said he would not say which until his domestic season with Cratloe was over. In 2015 Collins only played football at inter county level after the then Clare hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald ruled that he would not have any dual players on the squad. Fitzgerald …

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Clare’s reply to camogie association’s statement

On Wednesday evening Clare camogie board issued a statement in which they clearly take issue with the camogie association’s comments concerning a clash of fixtures involving the association and the ladies football association on Saturday July 11. Clare are scheduled to play round 2 of the All-Ireland senior camogie championship on Saturday afternoon when they host Dublin while the Clare lady footballers will play the Munster intermediate football final against Waterford in Mallow on the same afternoon. Four players are common to both panels In their statement the national body suggested that the best opportunity to avoiding such fixture clashes is when both associations are at the planning/consultative stage According to the Clare statement, issued through the board’s public relations officer Brid McNamara “Clare Camogie Board notified the Camogie Association on Tuesday 11th November 2014 of the potential clash of various fixtures in the 2015 season, including that of the 11th July(next Saturday). “Clare Camogie Board again notified the camogie …

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Is Brennan to be Clare’s next dual player?

Is Brennan to be Clare’s next dual player? By Seamus Hayes This weekend, Clare football captain Gary Brennan is focussing on leading the county’s senior footballers into their Munster championship first round clash with Waterford at Cusack Park. Two of his team mates are Podge and Sean Collins who are also key members of the senior hurling panel, a position Brennan could well find himself in, in the near future. Speaking this week ahead of next weekend’s Munster senior hurling semi-final, Clare hurling selector Louis Mulqueen spoke highly of Brennan’s hurling credentials. “I have watched him a lot and he has banged in a lot of goals. He was also student of the year at Rice College and his brother was student of the year this year. I am very impressed with the Brennan family”, Mulqueen said. Brennan has impressed with Ballyea in the senior hurling championship last season and again recently in the first round of this year’s championship …

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