A very exciting campaign for the Clare Minor hurlers ended in defeat last night against a very good Offaly side who now advance into the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final after overcoming Clare, 2-16 to 0-18 at Semple Stadium.
Clare played 8 Championship games at this grade which without doubt will stand to these boys for their future careers. Well done to our 4 boys Fiachra, Fionn, Mark and Matthew who all played their part in Clares campaign. We look forward to seeing them back in their club jersey in the coming weeks as part of Sean Lynchs Minor squad.
Clare: Mark Sheedy; Eoghan Gunning, Fionan Treacy, John Cahill; Seán McMahon, James Hegarty, Jamie Moylan; Matthew O’Halloran, Diarmuid Stritch; Michael Collins, Jack O’Neill, James Organ; Sam Scanlon, Oisin Whelan, Cian Neylon. Subs: Piarás O’Sé for Collins (40 mins), Dylan Keane Hayes for Neylon (57 mins), Riain McNamara for Moylan (62 mins), Fred Hegarty for Whelan (64 mins).
Scorers: Oisin Whelan (0-08, 6f, 1(65), Cian Neylon (0-03), Jack O’Neill, Jack Organ (0-02 each), Sam Scanlon, Diarmuid Stritch and Matthew O’Halloran (0-01 each).
Offaly: Liam Hoare; Caelum Larkin, James Mahon, Ruairí Kelly; Donal Shirley, Brecon Kavanagh, Ter Guinan; Leigh Kavanagh, Cillian Martin; Shane Rigney, Dan Ravenhill, Conor Doyle; Cathal Robinson, Niall Furlong, Adam Screeney. Subs: Daniel Hand for Robinson (HT), Shane Connolly for Martin (62 mins)
Scorers: Adam Screeney (1-05, 5f), Dan Ravenhill (0-06, 3f), Conor Doyle (1-00), Donal Shirley, Daniel Hand, Leigh Kavanagh, Cillian Martin and Shane Rigney (0-01 each).
Referee: Kevin Jordan (Tipperary).