The Clare panel included 14 players who will feature in Davy Fitzgerald’s squad for the All-Ireland final replay against Cork on Saturday, September 28.
And under-21 boss Donal Moloney says the win will stand them in good stead ahead of the senior replay.
Moloney said, “This will help them absolutely. The enthusiasm they will go back in with will be palpable. That will help the rest of the guys to push over the line.
“We may never see this again in Clare, everything possible has to be done to finish the year on a high. But I don't think Davy or the senior management needed anything to get them going.
“They should have won possibly last Sunday, but I think from a Clare perspective there is an unwarranted level of despondency. I think they are really set up to win the replay.”
CORK and Clare have been offered the opportunity to train under the Croke Park floodlights ahead of their All-Ireland final replay on the 28th. The GAA however have refused to bring the 5pm start time forward and have confirmed that the lights will be on from the throw-in . . .
GALWAY enjoyed a Croke Park double on Sunday when their senior team defeated Kilkenny by 1-9 to 0-7 in the All-Ireland camogie final, and their intermediate side beat Limerick by 0-12 to 0-10 in their decider. Kildare won the junior All-Ireland with a 2-11 to 1-5 win over Laois . . .
BRIAN Cody is to take charge of Kilkenny for a 16th year in 2014 but selector Martin Fogarty has stood down and will be replaced by former players James McGarry and Derek Lyng who join trainer Michael Dempsey on his backroom team . . .
JIM McGuinness has confirmed that he will remain as Donegal manager for the 2014 season after clubs agreed to postpone their championship until after the county team has exited the All-Ireland series . . .
ANTHONY Cunningham wants to see out the third year of his three year deal as Galway hurling boss despite the loss of coach Mattie Kenny who quit the role last week . . .
FORMER Tipp boss Liam Sheedy remains favorite to take charge of the Limerick hurlers after John Allen’s decision to quit . . .
MARTIN Fogarty has been linked with the Offaly hurling job after he stepped aside as a selector with Kilkenny . . .
THE Leitrim County Board has appointed Longford native Sean Hagan as the new manager of their county team . . .
LIAM Dunne has been handed another two year term in charge of the Wexford hurlers . . .
PAUL Bealin is the new manager of the Westmeath football team.
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