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Anyone know the make up of the 2018 Clare hurling panel so many retirements and they haven't been replaced as far as i can see
This panel of players running out of time to add another all Ireland.

Don't know anything about new coach and i might be very unfair on him but i thought that we would be attracting a man with more experience & profile.

Hope that what ever happens that the players are allowed to play hurling still can see all those short puck outs in the Munster Final

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 14/11/2017 17:29:07    2062336

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Watched some of that Tournament in Boston and while it was just that " a tournament" it was good to start the year well and we matched Galway in the physical stakes good to see some new talent added Dara Corry Ryan Taylor got game time
Rory Hayes of Wolfe Tones was superb when he came on Tots as usual beautiful skill Peter Duggan the star performer Galway coulden't handle him at all.

I hope that selectors have a good luck to see if a few players can be brought on to Inter County level as some of the team of 13 are not the players they were back then.

Jason McCarthy is a player that could make a County man but would need to be a lot more disciplined Rory Hayes could make a break through as well the likes of Bobby Duggan would want to nail a place soon as well and if Dara Corry who is a big physical player who has skill gets a decent run we would options of big men up front with skill alongside Shane O Donnell & Conor McGrath

Finally both goalies yesterday were very good for me Touhy is the best shotstopper and he should nail his place with Kelly @ no 2

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 20/11/2017 15:11:01    2063093

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No doubt about it but Clare are the team to beat in 2018.....

hoppingball (Galway) - Posts: 963 - 20/11/2017 23:59:00    2063141

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Replying To hoppingball:  "No doubt about it but Clare are the team to beat in 2018....."
If Clare manage to muster up a decent challenge this year I 'll take my hat off to them. That game in Boston isn't hurling. It's like non touch and suits the Clare players. No high fielding either. I think Clare still have some very good players but not enough of them. I'd have to put them 4th, just behind Limerick for the Munster Championship. Yere management team are not up to the job.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 25/11/2017 11:15:15    2063515

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "If Clare manage to muster up a decent challenge this year I 'll take my hat off to them. That game in Boston isn't hurling. It's like non touch and suits the Clare players. No high fielding either. I think Clare still have some very good players but not enough of them. I'd have to put them 4th, just behind Limerick for the Munster Championship. Yere management team are not up to the job."
Well things go from bad to worse for Clare hurling. Dynamic forward Shanaher is out for the year.Anthony Daly takes a lucratiVE JOB WITH a local Dublin hurling team and we get a KILLANENA and Scariff men to run our Clare team. THAT IS NOT MY IDEA OF PROGRESS!!!!!!!!!!

brianboru (Clare) - Posts: 561 - 26/11/2017 20:59:49    2063670

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "If Clare manage to muster up a decent challenge this year I 'll take my hat off to them. That game in Boston isn't hurling. It's like non touch and suits the Clare players. No high fielding either. I think Clare still have some very good players but not enough of them. I'd have to put them 4th, just behind Limerick for the Munster Championship. Yere management team are not up to the job."
Well things go from bad to worse for Clare hurling. Dynamic forward Shanaher is out for the year.Anthony Daly takes a lucratiVE JOB WITH a local Dublin hurling team and we get a KILLANENA and Scariff men to run our Clare team. THAT IS NOT MY IDEA OF PROGRESS!!!!!!!!!!

brianboru (Clare) - Posts: 561 - 26/11/2017 21:00:58    2063671

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What is wrong with someone from Killanena or Scariff? Are you suggesting people have to be from certain clubs to manage Clare? Loughnane was from Feakle, thankfully nobody thought that meant he couldn't manage the team or else we would be still in the doldrums.

Give the lads a chance and stop talking negative every time you post Boru, its getting very tiresome.

Really sorry for Shanagher, it is an awful injury but he is young and can come back, podge collins and a good few more did it so it can be done.

Best of luck to him with the recovery.

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 27/11/2017 16:00:11    2063798

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Replying To Clareman:  "What is wrong with someone from Killanena or Scariff? Are you suggesting people have to be from certain clubs to manage Clare? Loughnane was from Feakle, thankfully nobody thought that meant he couldn't manage the team or else we would be still in the doldrums.

Give the lads a chance and stop talking negative every time you post Boru, its getting very tiresome.

Really sorry for Shanagher, it is an awful injury but he is young and can come back, podge collins and a good few more did it so it can be done.

Best of luck to him with the recovery."
To ask for some positive reports on behalf of the Clare hurlers is not being negative,.where a person ts born has nothing to do with his ability.LOUGHNANE came from Feakle a parish that produced an amount of great hurlers,and it was his ability proven over many years that caused him to be chosen to lead Clare

brianboru (Clare) - Posts: 561 - 27/11/2017 23:38:25    2063850

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Replying To brianboru:  "To ask for some positive reports on behalf of the Clare hurlers is not being negative,.where a person ts born has nothing to do with his ability.LOUGHNANE came from Feakle a parish that produced an amount of great hurlers,and it was his ability proven over many years that caused him to be chosen to lead Clare"
How about another Feakle man, Val Donnelan to manage the Clare senior team. He played many years as an excellent forwards for the Clare seniors,and did a great job on the parish level with very limited resources. I would love to see him given a shot.

brianboru (Clare) - Posts: 561 - 28/11/2017 23:46:06    2063951

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Replying To brianboru:  "How about another Feakle man, Val Donnelan to manage the Clare senior team. He played many years as an excellent forwards for the Clare seniors,and did a great job on the parish level with very limited resources. I would love to see him given a shot."
One of the great players not to win a celtic cross....Know him quite well he is sound out......

hoppingball (Galway) - Posts: 963 - 29/11/2017 09:53:30    2063965

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Replying To hoppingball:  "One of the great players not to win a celtic cross....Know him quite well he is sound out......"
THANS, HOPPING BALL FOR YOUR ENDORSMENTOF MY IDEA.C OMING FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS VAL WELL MAKES IT EXTRA SPECIAL.Now Ijust hope Clareman does not look on it as another negative idea!!!!!!!

brianboru (Clare) - Posts: 561 - 29/11/2017 18:37:19    2064052

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Reading in Clare Champion that more Clare Players are leaving the panel due to injury/travel/jobs

Colm Galvin apparently going to Dubai cant blame him money there is fantastic and with how young teachers are treated here Cian Dillon also taking time out as well as Aaron Cunningham.
Aron Shanagher out for season now also


Who will step up the replacements on the panel look a bit lightweight Probably Rory Hayes W/T & Ryan Taylor Clooney most likely to break through might be a challenging year wont be easy.

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 15/12/2017 09:44:30    2065231

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I disagree that we are in such a bad position. Clare's development since 2013 has certainly been hindered by poor tactics and a lack of discipline, and it is true that defensively we are now a bit stretched. Also, too much pressure has been put on the young 'stars' of the team. Changes certainly have to be made to the teams being put out (but the current panel is sound to do this from), and concentration should be put on building lines or units rather than on individual roles, and no-one's place on the team should be guaranteed. There are a lot of hungry lads now in their prime who have never been given a decent chance. Personally, I would like to see a team along the lines of this being given a crack in the league.

Nugent, Flanagan, O'Connor, McCarthy, McInerney, Cleary, Morey, Fitzgerald, Reidy, Peter Duggan, Shanahan, Ian Galvin, O'Donnell, Conlon, Cathal McInerney.

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 262 - 17/12/2017 09:15:17    2065385

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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "I disagree that we are in such a bad position. Clare's development since 2013 has certainly been hindered by poor tactics and a lack of discipline, and it is true that defensively we are now a bit stretched. Also, too much pressure has been put on the young 'stars' of the team. Changes certainly have to be made to the teams being put out (but the current panel is sound to do this from), and concentration should be put on building lines or units rather than on individual roles, and no-one's place on the team should be guaranteed. There are a lot of hungry lads now in their prime who have never been given a decent chance. Personally, I would like to see a team along the lines of this being given a crack in the league.

Nugent, Flanagan, O'Connor, McCarthy, McInerney, Cleary, Morey, Fitzgerald, Reidy, Peter Duggan, Shanahan, Ian Galvin, O'Donnell, Conlon, Cathal McInerney."
TUOHY in goal :)

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 262 - 17/12/2017 11:36:33    2065397

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I would like to see Cleary given a run at full back or perhaps David Fitzgerald
Cleary not the greatest hurler ever but good on high ball and good at holding off the man
Seanha Morey such a versatile hurler and you need speedy corner backs now a days but i think that with his drive and dash midfield might be his spot.

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 18/12/2017 11:13:15    2065497

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who is the best goalie in Clare at the moment?

hoppingball (Galway) - Posts: 963 - 19/12/2017 01:54:58    2065560

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Replying To hoppingball:  "Bugler is the man for the forthy,,,,,."
Easy one Donal Touhy with Kelly a close second

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 20/12/2017 12:54:31    2065684

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Replying To hoppingball:  "Bugler is the man for the forthy,,,,,."
Easy one Donal Touhy with Kelly a close second certainly not current man

Keith Hogan probably best keeper in local championship

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 20/12/2017 12:56:44    2065685

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Fahey is a decent goalie with a massive puck out and a good long range free taker....

hoppingball (Galway) - Posts: 963 - 23/12/2017 10:20:17    2065919

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There's no stand out goalie in Clare. I remember my dad talking of Durack and Fitzy. The 3 main pretenders for the number 1 jersey all lack something serious. It's embarrassing how bad the puck outs were last year..a pitch 60 yards wide still not big enough to keep it from going over the sideline

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 29/12/2017 17:05:53    2066167

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