Clare starting 15 confirmed for Tipp clash

Clare starting 15 confirmed for Tipp clash


Photo: Martin Connolly


Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named their starting 15 to face Tipperary in Round 3 of the 2017 Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A at Semple Stadium, Thurles, this Sunday (5 March 2017) at 3.00 p.m.

The team shows two changes from the side that started against Kilkenny in Cusack Park on 19 February.

Inagh-Kilnamona’s Patrick Kelly starts in goal in place of Crusheen’s Donal Tuohy while Cathal McInerney of Cratloe lines out at corner forward in place of Shane O’Donnell of Éire Óg. 

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

David McInerney (Tulla), who rejoined the squad last month, is named amongst the substitutes as is Clonlara’s Ian Galvin following his recovery from a knee cruciate ligament injury.


Clare Starting 15 versus Tipperary (Allianz NHL 2017):

  1. Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona)
  2. Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara)
  3. Cian Dillon (Crusheen) Captain
  4. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)
  5. Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
  6. Conor Cleary (St. Josephs Miltown)
  7. Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge)
  8. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
  9. David Reidy (Éire Óg)
  10. Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
  11. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
  12. John Conlon (Clonlara)
  13. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
  14. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
  15. Cathal McInerney (Cratloe)


  1. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)
  2. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
  3. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
  4. Patrick Donnellan (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
  5. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
  6. Conor O Donnell (Crusheen)
  7. Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg)
  8. Shane McNamara (Clooney-Quin)
  9. David McInerney (Tulla)
  10. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
  11. Kevin Hehir (Inagh-Kilnamona)


Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath).


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.