Clare senior hurling manager Brian Lohan states his players are acutely mindful that they have a chance to provide a lift to in this year Championship.

The competitors begins on Sunday with the clash against Limerick, a team that Lohan has referred to as “among the top groups in the country.”

Nevertheless, ahead of his first game in charge of his native county, the previous Hurler of the Year states his players are ready to withstand the challenge, and to offer their all for Clare.

The manager of the Limerick team says they’ve been affected by some injuries, however all in all they’re not faring any worse than any other group.

John Kiely states his side are prepared for the match.

Throw-in on Sunday at 3.45 pm in Semple Stadium and we’ll have live coverage here on Clare FM in association with Matt Waters Clare Fruit and Veg Market Turnpike Road and Geraghty’s Spar and Off licence, Turnpike, Ennis.