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Clare welcome back four key men for their qualifier clash with Offaly

Galvin, Bugler, McGrath and Cunningham have all been named in the Banner panel.

Galvin has been at the heart of Clare's recent underage and senior success.
Galvin has been at the heart of Clare's recent underage and senior success.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

ALLSTAR MIDFIELDER COLM Galvin has been included as expected in the Clare panel for Saturday’s qualifier clash with Offaly.

Manager Davy Fitzgerald will not name his starting 15 until Friday evening but has been given a boost by the availability of Galvin as well as three other key men.

Brendan Bugler (suspension), Conor McGrath and Aaron Cunningham (both hamstring) have been named in the 26-man panel for the game in Cusack Park, Ennis.

Cathal O’Connell (calf) and team captain Patrick Donnellan (suspension) both miss out however.

Galvin, 22, rejoined the Clare panel last month after cutting short a trip to Boston. Fitzgerald indicated immediately that the Clonlara man, who was part of the 2013 All-Ireland winning side, would feature in the qualifiers “pending match fitness.”

Both Bugler and McGrath missed out on the defeat to Limerick while Cunningham, who scored 2-1 as a second-half sub, has been struggling with his hamstring in recent weeks.

 

Clare panel (v Offaly)

Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona), David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon (Crusheen), Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge), Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Conor Ryan (Cratloe), Jack Browne (Ballyea), Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Colin Ryan (Newmarket-on-Fergus), John Conlon (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge), David Reidy (Éire Óg), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg), Conor McGrath (Cratloe), Donal Tuohy (Crusheen), Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna), Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle), Domhnall O’Donovan (Clonlara), Darach Honan (Clonlara), Paul Flanagan (Ballyea), Conor Cleary (Kilmaley), Nicky O’Connell (Clonlara), Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea), Colm Galvin (Clonlara).

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