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Clare will be without the influential John Conlon for Sunday's league final

The forward has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

Conlon has starred for the Banner County with three goals this campaign.
Conlon has starred for the Banner County with three goals this campaign.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

CLARE HAVE SUFFERED a major injury setback ahead of their Allianz League final against Waterford after John Conlon was ruled out of Sunday’s game.

The 27-year-old will be sidelined for the next few weeks after sustaining ankle ligament damage in the semi-final victory over Kilkenny.

Clare People are reporting that the forward is now also in a race to be fit for the Munster championship semi-final against the Déise on 5 June.

It’s a big blow for Davy Fitzgerald with Conlon playing a central role to Clare’s journey to the final, scoring goals against Limerick, Tipperary and Kilkenny.

 

The Banner County recorded five wins from five outings in Division 1B en-route to promotion and then defeated Tipperary and Kilkenny in the quarter and semi-final respectively.

Clare are seeking to win their first league title since 1978 in Thurles.

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