Published: 15:58 | 8/6/21

Lohan happy as he eyes Cats showdown


Clare manager Brian Lohan declared himself happy with his side's performance after their five point win over Dublin last weekend and is looking forward to their date with Kilkenny at Cusack Park this Saturday (LIVE on eir sport 1 from 2.30pm).

The Banner ran out 0-34 to 2-23 winners at Parnell Park on Saturday, with marksman Tony Kelly who registered a remarkable 0-20 on the day.

The result was enough to ensure that they will be playing Division 1 hurling again next season and, while Lohan was delighted with the result and the manner in which it was achieved, he is already looking ahead to the game with Kilkenny.

"Happy with the display. We kind of put ourselves under pressure coming up here to get a performance," he said afterwards.

"We were happy enough with how we played in the first half, even though we went in after conceding those two goals. 

"Defending those two goals were the only things we did badly in the first half.

"You're under pressure to win every game that you play. While we're happy enough to get the victory here, we've got a good test coming next Saturday in Cusack Park. 

"Kilkenny are the benchmark."

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***See Clare v Kilkenny this Saturday LIVE on eir sport 1 from 2.30pm. 

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