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Clare need to be in Tipp-top shape once more

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final (Extra-Time if Necessary) Clare v Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick, Sunday 3.45pm (James Owens, Wexford) Strange at may seem, Clare’s faltering finish wasn’t the worst thing that could have happened on Sunday. If Clare had pummelled Waterford by 15 points which wouldn’t have been unjustified, it would have perhaps given Clare a false air of invincibility and certainly would have alerted Tipperary as to the strength of the challenge that faced them. However, Clare’s 22 wides have given Brian Lohan and Co. plenty to keep their side working on while also allowing Tipperary to view the quarter-final as a battle of two underperforming sides. It’s difficult to know if momentum from last Sunday can override any fatigue as it was a bruising high paced encounter. Having a match under their belts should be beneficial against a Tipperary side that are stepping into the unknown really after a mixed league. The most common critique of …

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Lohan looks for improved accuracy ahead of Tipp test

CLARE have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s Munster Hurling Championship semi final against Tipperary. Manager Brain Lohan told The Clare Champion that forward Shane O’Donnell is still out but is “making progress” in his recovery from a concussion sustained prior to the league game against Kilkenny. Other than that Lohan is expected to be able to call on the same panel of players that won impressively against Waterford on Sunday. That includes talisman Tony Kelly who was again outstanding against Waterford. The Ballyea sharpshooter appeared to go pull up in the game’s final minutes but Lohan says Kelly is fit and ready to go against Tipp. On the factors behind last week’s impressive victory, Lohan pointed to the players’ pre-match mentality and desire make a statement early on. “I suppose we arrived to the ground with a good level of intensity, a good level of hunger, among the players and that was reflected out on the field. “They …

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