As expected, the Clare team to face Limerick in Thursday evening’s Munster under 21 hurling final is unchanged from that which defeated a fancied Waterford side in the semi-final two weeks ago.
A capacity attendance is expected at Cusack Park for the meeting of the neighbouring rivals in the Provincial final when Clare will be seeking their fourth title in a row.
Both sides caused surprises in the semi-final when accounting for Waterford and Tipperary who were fancied to get through to the final. The standard of play in both games was high and there is an expectation amongst hurling fans that this final will proved to be o ne of the best in modern times.
The game has a throw in time of 7p.m. and Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan will be in charge. There will be extra time in the event of the teams being level at the end of normal time.
The Clare team for the final is; Keith Hogan(Clooney-Quin): Eoin Quirke (Whitegate), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona), Shane O’Brien (Clonlara): Aidan McGuane (Kilmaley), Conor Cleary (Miltown St. Josephs) Captain, Ben O’Gorman (Wolfe Tones): David Conroy (St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield), Kevin Hehir (Inagh-Kilnamona): Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle), Shane gleeson (Cratloe), Ian Galvin(Clonlara); Shane O’Donnell (Eire Og), Stephen Ward (Clarecastle) Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin)
By Seamus Hayes