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Blow For Clare As Conor Ryan Set To Take A Year Out [Report]

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Clare management duo Donal Maloney and Gerry O’Connor have been dealt a blow, as Conor Ryan is set to take a year out due to medical reasons. The 2013 All-Star has had his health issues in recent years, but on his day is regarded as one of the most potent hurlers around. According to Club Clare, Ryan will not be …

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Donal Óg Cusack To Remain With Clare Hurlers As Head Coach

Donal Óg Cusack Clare

Donal Óg Cusack is set to remain with the Clare senior hurlers, it has been revealed today. The Cork native will take up the position as head coach. Donal Óg Cusack confirmed as Head Coach with the Clare Senior Hurlers, Liam Cronin & Kelvin Harold also part of the setup #GAA — The Clare Herald (@theclareherald) October 12, 2016 Last night, …

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New Frontrunners Emerge As Anthony Daly Out Of Running For Clare Job

All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Cork vs Clare 14/8/2005 Cork manager John Allen and Clare manager Anthony Daly shake hands at the end of the match Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/ Tom Honan

Davy Fitzgerald stepped aside as manager of the Clare senior hurlers last month, and now focus turns to potential successors. There were obvious candidates in the running, with former supremo Anthony Daly heading the field. However, the former Dublin manager has pulled out of the race, according to reports last night. SPORT: Anthony Daly has dropped out of the race …

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Anthony Daly Emerges As Frontrunner For Clare Job With High Profile Backroom Team

Clare Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay 29/6/2013 Kilkenny vs Dublin Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody and Dublin's manager Anthony Daly after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

After Davy Fitzgerland resigned as manager of the Clare senior hurling team, there has been much talk about potential successors. This morning, a report via RTÉ suggests that Anthony Daly will be returning for a second stint with the Banner. The former All-Ireland winning captain led Clare for three seasons last decade, reaching an All-Ireland quarter-final in his first year, before back-to-back …

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Ger Loughnane Has His Say On Davy Fitzgerald’s Departure From Clare

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Former Clare supremo Ger Loughnane has offered his two cents on the current situation regarding Davy Fitzgerald. The 2013 All-Ireland winning manager is set to leave his managerial role in the county, and writing in his Irish Daily Star column, Loughnane has given his thoughts. The pair enjoyed success together in the 1990s, winning the Liam McCarthy Cup in 1995 and 1997. …

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Five Potential Replacements For Davy Fitzgerald As Clare Manager

Next Clare Manager?

It looks like Davy Fitzgerald will not take command of the Clare senior hurlers next year, with rumours emanating on Tuesday that the current panel may vote in favour of a change of manager for the 2017 campaign. We take a look at some of the names most likely to succeed the 2013 All-Ireland-winning manager should he depart. Anthony Daly Daly has been out …

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Davy Fitzgerald To Step Down As Clare Manager In Next 48 Hours

Clare vs Cork Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©

Today it was reported that members of the Clare senior hurling panel are set to meet to discuss whether or not they want Davy Fitzgerald to remain as manager. An update has emerged, via John Fogarty of the Irish Examiner, that the 2013 All-Ireland winning manager will step down himself in the next 48 hours. Fitzgerald is currently on his …

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Clare Hurlers To Revolt Against Davy Fitzgerald [Report]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Clare vs Limerick Clare Manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Davy Fitzgerald’s days as manager of the Clare senior hurlers could be numbered, according to a report by Emmet Moloney of the Clare People today. The All-Ireland winning manager is a controversial figure, and threw his future into doubt a number of weeks ago on RTÉ. “I don’t know what I want to do. Last year I knew 100% what I …

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Davy Fitzgerald Casts Doubt Over His Clare Future

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016 Clare vs Galway Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Following Clare’s loss to Galway this year, there has been much speculation surrounding the future of Davy Fitzgerald at the helm of the Banner. The Sixmilebridge man took charge in his native county after a stint with Waterford, and steered the Banner to All-Ireland success in 2013. However, two barren years followed, and large amounts of public opinion has turned against …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 7

After a cracking day of hurling action in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we sit down here in Pundit Arena HQ to figure out what this all means in the grand pecking order. Who rises and who drops? It’s all here in the latest edition of the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. _____ 1. Waterford (+1) Job done for the …

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League Champions Clare Rocked By Injuries Ahead Of Waterford Showdown


Clare and Waterford are readying themselves for what will be their third clash within the space of a month on Sunday week, with both managers Davy Fitzgerald and Derek McGrath hoping that their stars can remain fit between now and then. However, Lady Luck has not smiled upon the Banner, as they will be without John Conlon, David McInerney, Conor Ryan and Aaron Cunningham …

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Opinion: Why The National Hurling League Final Was So Bad

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The National Hurling League Final was a great summary of hurling over the last 12 months or so. A very cagey affair unfolded and all spectators would have to say that it was 25 euro badly spent and a long car journey wasted. I have to say I’m glad I played hurling when I did — Ken McGrath (@kenmcgrath78) May …

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Three Teams Who Need A Big National Hurling League Campaign

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The National Hurling League is kicking off this weekend, and after a long winter’s break, intercounty sides finally get back into true competitive action. The league is always a tricky one. There is no proven recipe for summer success when it comes to the spring. Some sides opt for experimentation, while others go all out for silverware. It is probably …

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Clare Hurlers Dealt Hammer Blow Ahead Of Season


The honeymoon period is over before it started for Donal Óg Cusack, as the Clare senior hurling management have been dealt a hammer blow with the news that Pat Donnellan could miss the whole season. Donnellan, 30, captained the Banner to All-Ireland success in 2013, and was named as an All-Star that same year. However, it appears that he may have …

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Podge Collins Surprised Davy Fitzgerald Asked Him Back

Clare dual star Podge Collins has revealed that he was surprised when hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald invited him back into the squad. Collins, a 2013 hurling all-star, opted for the big ball in 2015. However, Fitzgerald has opened the path for the 23 year-old to return to the fold in 2016. Collins will be out of action until March with a …

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Picture: PSV Fans Unveil Classy Luke Shaw Banner At Old Trafford

In the first round of matches in Group B of this year’s Champions League, Manchester United lost 2-1 away to PSV. However, what was more damning for the Red Devils than the loss itself was Luke Shaw’s leg-break. This put the England international out for an extended period, and the recovery process is still very much ongoing. The Dutch club …

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Clare: Underachievers In Waiting?

Between 2000 and 2002, Limerick won three consecutive All-Ireland u21 Championships. Ultimately, the u21 class of 2002 underachieved, and throughout the ensuing decade, could only muster up one All-Ireland Final appearance, without any Munster triumph. It would be a cop-out to simply dismiss that Treaty side, stating that they simply couldn’t follow through at senior level, which is partially true. …

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FAI Go Behind Delaney’s Back, Reprint 18,000 Match programmes

Extraordinary news coming out of the Aviva this afternoon.  The FAI have taken the unprecedented step of shredding 18,000 copies of tonight’s match programmes. The decision to shred and reprint the programmes, with the words of John Delaney omitted, was taken after the FAI felt that they simply could not print the embattled CEO’s comments on the ongoing FIFA corruption …

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