VIDEO All work and some play for the Clare hurlers

VIDEO All work and some play for the Clare hurlers

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Following last week’s Charity Crossbar Challenge, which has been viewed 60,000 times online since it was posted online last week, the Clare hurlers undertook a four-day training camp at Corrib Village in Galway between Thursday and Sunday.

The squad are busily preparing for their Qualifier tie with Offaly in Cusack Park on Saturday, July 4th at 7pm.

It wasn’t all work for the group however, who were treated to a night at Galway Greyhound Stadium on Saturday. Pics by Galway Greyhound Stadium and Denis Cullinan.

During training on Saturday, the Clare management team also challenged Maor Camán Tommy Hegarty, who impressed in last week’s Crossbar Challenge, to cycle around the training pitches at Dangan NUI Grounds in Galway.

If the Clarecastle man completed the circuit in under two minutes the players benefit from one less training session. If he failed, the hurlers would be forced into another 40 minutes of training. Sadly for the players, the outcome wasn’t what they would have hoped for.

Last week, the hurlers raised money for the Irish Heart Foundation and Cahercalla Hospice by becoming the first inter-county side to undertake a Charity Crossbar Challenge.

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald challenged Waterford to take on the challenge. Derek McGrath’s men were scheduled to complete their Charity Crossbar Challenge this evening.

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