No Prunty as Cahill names team for crucial Clare clash

Conor Prunty is a notable absence from the Waterford starting fifteen named for this weekend’s do-or-die battle with Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

The Déise captain is the only absentee from the fifteen that lost out at home to Cork last weekend, with Ballygunner’s Ian Kenny coming in to the starting side to replace the Abbeyside man. Fourmilewater’s Conor Gleeson is named at full-back.

Mount Sion’s Austin Gleeson retains his place in the half-forward line following his red card against the Rebels. Jamie Barron will captain the side in Prunty’s absence.

Clare meanwhile have made six changes from their draw with All-Ireland champions Limerick, with Brian Lohan seemingly keeping one eye firmly fixed toward the Munster SHC Final on June 5th.


Captain Tony Kelly is a notable absentee, while Paul Flanagan, Diarmuid Ryan, John Conlon, Jack Browne and Robin Mounsey also make way.

David Reidy, Cian Nolan, Jack Browne, Aaron Fitzgerald, Shane Golden and Ian Galvin all come in from the start.

The Déise must better Cork’s result versus Tipperary to stand any chance of extending their summer beyond this Sunday.

Waterford team to face Clare in the Munster SHC:


1. Shaun O'Brien

2. Ian Kenny 

3. Conor Gleeson

4. Shane McNulty

5. Jack Fagan

6. Tadhg De Burca

7. Calum Lyons

8. Jamie Barron 

9. Carthach Daly 

10. Jack Prendergast

11. Austin Gleeson

12. Patrick Curran

13. Dessie Hutchinson

14. Stephen Bennett

15. Michael Kiely 

Clare team to face Waterford in the Munster SHC:

  1. Eibhear Quilligan
  2. Rory Hayes
  3. Conor Cleary
  4. Cian Nolan
  5. Jack Browne
  6. Aaron Fitzgerald
  7. David McInerney
  8. David Fitzgerald
  9. Shane Golden
  10. Cathal Malone
  11. David Reidy
  12. Shane O’Donnell
  13. Ian Galvin
  14. Peter Duggan
  15. Ryan Taylor

WLR will bring you the game live from 3.50pm this Sunday thanks to George Corbett Skoda with Kieran O’Connor and Michael Ryan on commentary duty at Cusack Park.

The game makes up part of a bumper sporting weekend here on WLR, as the station will also broadcast live from Turner’s Cross at 2pm on Sunday, with Waterford Premier League champions Villa taking on Pike Rovers of Limerick in a historic FAI Junior Cup Final. Ray Scott and Fran Rockett will take you through all the action, thanks to Glorious Sushi.