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Kelly hits 0-12 in victory for Lohan's hurlers as Clare sides have mixed day

The Clare footballers lost out to Westmeath today.

Clare boss Brian Lohan before today's game
Clare boss Brian Lohan before today's game
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

BRIAN LOHAN SAW his Clare team cruise to victory in their Division 1 Group B hurling league opener this afternoon against Carlow. 

Star player Tony Kelly contributed 0-12 as the new manager watched on with Shane O’Donnell striking the only goal in the 1-27 to 0-14 success in Ennis.

Clare captain John Conlon hit 0-3 in the victory at Cusack Park with Marty Kavanagh top scoring for a Carlow outfit that trailed 1-12 to 0-9 at the interval before falling off in the second half.

The Clare footballers couldn’t triumph in their opening game as Westmeath held on to defeat them 2-9 to 1-11 in Division 2 of the football league in Mullingar.

A late free by John Heslin clinched the spoils for Westmeath after Clare had fought back to draw level.

Westmeath were in front 1-5 to 1-3 at the interval with Anthony McGivney scoring their goal while Gavin Cooney netted for Clare.

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The second goal arrived for Westmeath after half-time courtesy of Jack Smith as they pushed ahead by five points but Clare hit back during the second half with David Tubridy leading the way as he finished with 0-8.

They couldn’t get something out of the game though and will entertain Kildare next Sunday while Westmeath travel to meet Cavan.

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