Clare team named for Kilkenny clash

Clare team named for Kilkenny clash


Photo: Raymond O’Mahony

Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named their starting 15 to face Kilkenny in Round 2 of the 2017 Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A at Cusack Park, Ennis, this Sunday (19 February 2017) at 2.00 p.m.

The team shows three changes from the side that started against Cork in Pairc Uí Rinn last weekend.

Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona) and Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna) come in for Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge) and Ballyea’s Jack Browne and Tony Kelly who have returned to the Ballyea club ahead of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship Final.

Crusheen’s Cian Dillon captains the Clare team in the absence of the absent Vice-Captain Kelly and Captain Pat O’Connor (Tubber) who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

Clare Starting 15 versus Kilkenny (Allianz NHL 2017):

1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)

2. Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara)

3. Cian Dillon (Crusheen) Captain

4. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)

5. Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)

6. Conor Cleary (Kilmaley)

7. Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge)

8. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)

9. David Reidy (Éire Óg)

10. Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)

11. Podge Collins (Cratloe)

12. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)

13. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)

14. John Conlon (Clonlara)

15. Shane O Donnell (Éire Óg)


16. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)

17. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)

18. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)

19. Pat Donnellan (O’Callaghan’s Mills)

20. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)

21. Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle)

22. Cathal McInerney (Cratloe)

23. Shane McNamara (Clooney-Quin)

24. Conor O Donnell (Crusheen)

25. Eoin Quirke (Whitegate)

26. Kevin Hehir (Inagh-Kilnamona)

Referee: James Owens (Wexford).

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.