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Fractured ankle injury blow for Clare senior hurler and U21 captain

Bad news for Conor Cleary.

Conor Cleary celebrating Clare's Munster U21 hurling semi-final win over Waterford in July.
Conor Cleary celebrating Clare's Munster U21 hurling semi-final win over Waterford in July.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

CLARE SENIOR HURLER Conor Cleary is set for spell on the sidelines after fracturing his ankle in a club game at the weekend.

Cleary captained the Clare U21 hurling team that contested the Munster final this year against Limerick while he was also a member of Davy Fitzgerald’s senior hurling squad.

He sustained the injury while in action for his club Kilmaley in a Clare senior hurling tie last weekend.

The injury is a setback for the player and rules him out of senior hurling action for Kilmaley, who have reached the quarter-final stage in Clare, and senior football action for St Joseph’s Miltown-Malbay.

Clare GAA chiefs have today insisted that Cleary was treated properly at the game after sustaining the injury.

Jonathan Glynn and and Conor Cleary Conor Cleary in action against Galway's Johnny Glynn in the league last February. Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO


In a statement released to local media, the Clare county board wished Cleary ‘a speedy recovery’.

“It is regrettable that Conor Cleary was injured while playing for Kilmaley in Cusack Park on Saturday.

“Conor is an outstanding Clare hurler and footballer and all in Clare GAA wish him a speedy recovery.

“Subsequent to his injury, Conor was moved from the pitch with the assistance of the Kilmaley physiotherapist.

“Contrary to reports, a stretcher was available in Cusack Park on Saturday evening. However, upon the advice of the relevant emergency medical services, it was deemed unnecessary for use in this particular case.

“Clare GAA would like to record its appreciation and gratitude to the Ambulance services and HSE for their very prompt attention and professional service they provided.”

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