Clare’s intermediate hurlers will enjoy home advantage in Cusack Park on Saturday, August 13, for their All-Ireland semi-final clash with neighbours Galway.
Last week, both counties agreed to toss for venue and this took place on Monday of this week, when Clare called correctly.
Clare manager Kevin Kennedy and his backroom team of Niall Romer and Tommy Donoghue are continuing their preparations for that tie and hope to play another challenge game next week.
Kilmaley’s Daire Keane suffered a broken wrist while playing for his club in a challenge game against Ahane last week and he will miss out on that game.
The All-Ireland semi-final will mark Galway’s first game in this year’s title race but it’s reported that they have been quite impressive in a number of challenge games. Former All-Ireland-winning senior midfielder Steve Mahon from Kilbeacanty heads up their management team and he is well versed on Clare hurling, having helped prepare a number of Clare club sides over the years.