|Clare Senior Hurling Challenge|
| Tuesday, 6th February 2007|
|Submitted by Administrator|
University of Limerick 3-19
Clare 4-14 @ Ballyline
On Saturday afternoon Tony Considine ran the rule over nearly 30 players. Crusheen’s Cathal Dillon was the only player to play the entire 80 minutes, while Anthony Kilmartin was forced off with a suspected broken bone in his hand.
At the interval Clare led 3-7 to 2-8 with both sides scoring consistently in the opening two quarters. The delibrate mass substitution of the Clare team at half time gave a distorted look to the game with UL capitalising. Colin Ryan did no harm to his claims for a spot on the final panel with three points from the centre of the field in the second half as trainee Garda Barry Nugent chipped in with 2-2.
UL had six clare men on their books with Brendan Bugler in imperious form at centre back as Patrick Donnellan gave food for thought for the Clare management with a fine display at wing back and midfield.
Gearóid Ryan (Cratloe) scored 1-1 for UL with Shane O Brien (Newmarket) lining out at wing-back. Other Clare players to get a run included the goalkeeping duo of Peter O’Brien (Ogonnelloe) and Patrick Kelly (Inagh).
Clare Philip Brennan, Cathal Dillon, Brian O’Connell, Anthony Kilmartin, Pat Vaughan, Colm Forde, Alan Markham, James McInerney, Diarmuid McMahon, Niall Gilligan, Barry Nugent (2-2), Bernard Gaffney, Andrew Quinn, Colin Lynch, Declan O’Rourke (0-1) Subs Sean Hawes, Alan Brigdale, Conor Plunkett, Cathal Dillon, Kevin Dilleen, Pat Vaughan, Alan Markham, Colin Ryan (0-3), Daithí O’Connell, Cathal Lafferty (0-1), Tony Carmody (0-1), Gearóid O’Donnell (0-1), Tyrone Kierse (0-1), Mark Flaherty (0-2), John Cusack (1-0)
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