A HUGE crowd is expected in Ennis on Wednesday night for the Munster U-21 hurling final between Clare and Tipperary, with GAA sources indicating the official attendance could top the 10,000 mark, despite the fact that the game is live on TG4.

Supporters have been urged to buy their tickets in advance of the match and these are available at Lyons & Donlon’s Supervalu in Tulla, Queally’s SuperValu in Killaloe and Donnellan’s Centra in Loughville, Ennis.
Adult tickets are priced at €15 each while U-16 tickets are available from clubs and the Clare County Board. Patrons are also asked to get to the Park early. Clare are expected to name an unchanged team for the final (throw-in 7.15pm), for which they are strong favourites, despite the fact that we have never beaten Tipperary in an U-21 final, losing recent controversial deciders in 1999 and 2008 in Cusack Park. Referee for Wednesday night’s game is Cork’s John Sexton and in the event of a draw, extra time will be played. Clare’s minors are also in action this week, taking on Leinster champions in the All-Ireland MHC semi-final in Croke Park on Sunday (1.30pm throw-in.

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Emmet Moloney has previously worked with The Kerryman and Irish Farmers' Journal. He joined The Clare People in November 2010. Contact Emmet on [email protected]

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