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Wides are killing Clare. Waterford with a free now to go ahead

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 24/02/2013 15:26:08    1338473

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A very poor start and wides killed Clare. Very very disappointing.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 24/02/2013 15:35:21    1338477

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Disappointing for Clare yesterday.
A terrible start saw them 7 points behind at one stage -and were actually lucky not to be further behind as Waterford had a few bad wides early on.

I know it's only early stages but I'd really have to question Clare's use of playing a 3rd midfielder/withdrawing a player further back (or whatever it's called now). It really shows a mentality of "trying not to lose" as opposed to "trying to win". You can argue that it frees up space inside for fast young forwards, but the inside line never looked capable of causing damage and it says it all when the starting inside line could only contribute 0-01 between them.

Davy used this tactic with Waterford and while it made them difficult to beat, it actually prevented them from beating the bigger teams at the business end of the championship. Dublin use a similiar enough tactic with same end result.

Roashter (Clare) - Posts: 238 - 25/02/2013 16:31:19    1338995

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Any details on Aaron Cunninghams injury lads?
Looked pretty bad, broken collarbone or dislocated shoulder I'd say.

Hurling1Guru1 (Galway) - Posts: 244 - 26/02/2013 11:56:09    1339294

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Aaron going to miss the rest of the league

mickoneill (Clare) - Posts: 3 - 27/02/2013 19:08:20    1340035

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Really big game for ye on sunday ye need to get a result over galway or else i think it is curtains to ye in division 1. really competitive up there this year!!!

hookandblock (Limerick) - Posts: 252 - 04/03/2013 21:32:03    1342899

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Its tough at the top Hook

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 07/03/2013 08:36:21    1344484

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Big game against Galway this weekend and I hope for two things:

1. Davy has learned with his team selection and
2. The players fly out of the traps

This will be a very very difficult encounter but one we can win.

I would like to see the following team:

Kelly
DOD McInerney McInerney

Bugs Donnellan S Morey

NOC Ryan

Conlon Kelly Galvin

O Donnell Honan Cathal Mc

I would also like to see Daire Keane on the panel but have my doubts as to whether that will happen.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 07/03/2013 14:07:15    1344736

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ya i hope davy has learned his team selection aswell, wonder if lynch will start

hondabanner (Clare) - Posts: 20 - 07/03/2013 14:31:02    1344759

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Hon the Banner.

Best of luck to the lads today. We need a performance to up the moral. The Waterford game was a blow!!

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 13:27:59    1346251

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Team:

Kelly

DOD David McInerney Morey

Bugs Donnellan O Connor

Conor Ryan NOC

Barrett Kelly Colin Ryan

Conlon O Donnell Podge

Come on the Banner

Good to see Conor Ryan getting a start and O Donnell keeping his place.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 13:59:45    1346259

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Clare have a strong breeze in the first half.

Shane O Donnell and David Mc have started well.

Clare 0-8 Galway 0-4 with 19 mins gone

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 14:18:32    1346267

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Clare fighting hard

0-9 to 0-5

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 14:26:03    1346270

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Half time

Clare 0-12 Galway 0-8

Galway with a strong wind in the second half

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 14:47:28    1346278

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Good start to the second half from Clare

0-14 to 0-8

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 14:58:28    1346283

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Goal from a 20 meter free for Canning

0-16 to 1-10

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 15:06:48    1346286

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Full time

Clare 0-18 Galway 1-13

Fantastic result against Galway. Delighted for the boys.

David McInerney was savage at full back for Clare. We need a full back so hopefully this young man can continue in this form. Fair play to Davy who took a lot of sick over the past few weeks

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 10/03/2013 16:13:41    1346320

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A big big game and test for Clare up next week.

Cork have 3 points from 2 games and will be ready for Clare. It is certainly a game we can win however.

Team i would go with is:

Kelly

DOD McInerney Morey

Bugler Donnellan POC

NOC Conor Ryan

Conlon Kelly Ryan

O Donnell Honan Sean Collins

Let Sean Collins drop back into the half forward line. Conlon has to play in the center forward line for his ball winning ability.

Of concern is the lack of goal chances and this is due to the persistence to play a one man full forward line.

O Donnell dominated the beginning of the game against Galway but was double marked for the end of the first half and remainer of the second half. He is great one on one and is a serious goal poacher. He and Honan both only have one thing on their mind when the ball comes to them. A win on Saturday would be immense and is completely achievable. Given we have Tipp and KK after that, it is really a game we need to win.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 12/03/2013 12:27:53    1347909

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brilliant result , curious to see if there will be places available for Honan , McGrath , Dillon , Cunningham and Colm Galvin once the Waterford game comes around

stekhli (Dublin) - Posts: 3116 - 17/03/2013 12:48:12    1350802

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Another fantastic result! The second half performance was one of the best from a Clare team in a long long time!!

Colin Ryan seems to be rejuvenated this year and is the first name on the team sheet at the moment! Shane o donnell is showing very well! Hard to think he is only 18!

Tony Kelly seems to get about 4 points from play every day! He is a superstar in the making!

Great to see Honan back and be got a quality point!

All in all Clare are playing really well at the moment and won't fear anyone!!

Another win and we should be in the semis and if we get there who knows what could happen! Clare have a very bright future by all accounts

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1980 - 18/03/2013 12:03:50    1351329

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