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Encyclopedia > Ger Loughnane
Ger Loughnane
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Full name Gerard Loughnane
Place of birth Feakle, County Clare
Club information
Club Feakle
Position Half-back
Club(s)*
Club Years Apps (scores)
Inter-County
County Clare
Position Half-back
Inter-County(ies)**
County Years Apps (scores)
Clare 1970s-1980s
Senior Inter-County Titles
Munster Titles 0
All-Ireland 0
All Stars 2

* club appearances and scores
correct as of .
**Inter County team apps and scores correct
as of . Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ... The following are the positions in the Gaelic sports of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. ... :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... The following are the positions in the Gaelic sports of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. ... The Munster Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Munster Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in the province of Munster in Ireland. ... The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Vodafone GAA All Stars is a Gaelic Games award given annually to the best Gaelic footballers and hurlers in Ireland. ...

Gerard ‘Ger’ Loughnane (born 1953) is a former Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Feakle and with the Clare senior inter-county team in the 1970s and 1980s. He is the current manager of the Galway senior hurling team. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... In Gaelic Games, a manager (Irish:Banisteoir) is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of a team. ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ...

Contents

Early & private life

Ger Loughnane was born in Feakle, County Clarea year later in 1954.He was educated at his local national school where he was first introduced to the game of hurling, before later attending St. Flannan's College in Ennis, a virtual academy for young and gifted hurlers. During his tenure at St. Flannan's Loughnane won a Munster Colleges Under-15 medal, as well as playing on the college teams that lost Dean Ryan and Harty Cup finals. He also played hurling with St. Patrick's College in Dublin, where he trained as a primary school teacher. It is interesting to note that one of his contemporaries at St. Patrick's was Brian Cody, a future hurling star with Kilkenny and the current manager of the team. Following his graduation Loughnane returned to County Clare and he currently works as a teacher at St. Aidan's primary school in Shannon. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... St. ... For people named Ennis, see Ennis (surname). ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Brian Cody (born 1954) is a former Irish sportsperson who played hurling with Kilkenny in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh) or Kilkenny GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ...


Playing career

Club

Loughnane played his club hurling with his local Feakle club. He enjoyed some success at underage levels before winning a senior county title in 1988. For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... For information on the Gaelic football equivalent see: Clare Senior Club Football Championship The Clare Senior Hurling Club Championship is an annual Gaelic Athletic Association club competition between the top Clare Clubs. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Inter-county

Loughnane's skills as a hurler were quickly noted and he soon became a member of the Clare minor hurling team. As a minor he played in the 1971 Munster final but only faced defeat. He later became a member of the under-21 side that lost Munster finals in 1972 and 1974. Loughnane made his senior debut in 1972 in a National Hurling League game against Tipperary. It was the first of over 100 appearances for Loughnane in the National League and he soon became a key member of the team that captured back-to-back League victories in 1977 and 1978. One of Loughnane's biggest disappointments is the failure of that Clare side to capture at least one Munster Championship title. He made his championship debut in 1973, coming on as a substitute against Limerick, and later played in five Munster finals. Unfortunately Loughnane ended up on the losing side on all five occasions in 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1986. In spite of this his talent was recognised when he became the first Clareman to win an All-Star award in 1974, with a second award following in 1978. Loughnane’s exceptional talent was also evident when he was picked as a player on six Munster Railway Cup teams. In all he won three winners’ medals in that competition. Loughnane retired from inter-county hurling in the late 1980s. :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The National Hurling League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Hurling League) is a hurling tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ... The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Tiobraid Árainn) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Tipperary. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Munster Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Munster Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in the province of Munster in Ireland. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... :For more details of Limerick GAA see Limerick Senior Club Football Championship or Limerick Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ... The Vodafone GAA All Stars is a Gaelic Games award given annually to the best Gaelic footballers and hurlers in Ireland. ... // Constituent counties Cork Clare Kerry Limerick Tipperary Waterford Hurling All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships: 68 Cork: 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1902, 1903, 1919, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1999, 2004, 2005 Tipperary: 1887, 1895, 1896... The Railway Cup, the Interprovincial Championship or the Martin Donnelly Cup is the name of two annual Gaelic football and hurling competetitions held between the provinces of Ireland. ...


Managerial career

Ger Loughnane
Inter County Management
County Years
Galway
Clare
2007-Present
1995-2000
Achievements
County
All Ireland
Province
League
Galway
Clare
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2
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3
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0

:For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The Connacht Senior Hurling Championship was the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in the province of Connacht in Ireland. ... The Munster Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Munster Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in the province of Munster in Ireland. ...

Stats

Team From To Championship Record NHL Record
P W D L Win % P W D L Win %
Clare October, 1994 June 21, 2000 22 14 3 5 63.63
Galway September 26, 2006 Present 4 2 0 2 50.00 6 3 0 3 50.00

:For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Image File history File links Countyclare-crest. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Image File history File links Galwaynewcrest. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Clare

Although Loughnane was noted as a great hurler in a county that was starved of success, it is for his exploits as manager of the Clare senior hurlers in the 1990s that he is best known. His managerial career began in the early 1990s when he became a selector on the Clare senior hurling team under Len Gaynor. He was later dropped after a heavy defeat, serving as manager of the Clare under-21 team in the intervening period, but returned as a senior selector in 1993. When Gaynor stepped down in 1994 Loughnane immediately became manager and was charged with preparing the team for the 1995 championship. His training sessions became infamous among players for their intensity-players were made to skinny dip in the Atlantic Ocean and run naked for miles in the middle of Winter-and he made sweeping changes throughout the team. :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Len Gaynor (born 1944) is a former Irish sportsperson. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... The Guinness Hurling Championship 1995 ran from May to September of 1995. ...


Clare hadn't won the Munster Championship since 1932, however, Loughnane firmly believed that they could win it in 1995. Not only did he believe this but he aimed for Clare to capture the All-Ireland title, something the team hadn't done since 1914. Clare went on to beat Limerick in the Munster final, before later defeating Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Loughnane and his management team had guided Clare to an All-Ireland final where their opponents were the existing champions Offaly. At half-time, in spite of conceding a goal, an animated Loughnane did a brief interview in which he confidently predicted "We're going to do it," before rushing off. His prediction came through and Clare were the All-Ireland champions for the first time in 81 years. Although Clare were beaten by Limerick in the first round of the Munster Championship in 1996, they returned in 1997 to defeat Tipperary twice, win back their Munster crown as well as take a second All-Ireland. Loughnane was central to those victories once again. The Munster Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Munster Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in the province of Munster in Ireland. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... :For more details of Limerick GAA see Limerick Senior Club Football Championship or Limerick Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... The Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Offaly County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Uíbh Fhailí) or Offaly GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Offaly. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Guinness Hurling Championship 1997 ran from May to September of that year and saw the biggest ever change in the competitions format with the introduction of the Qualifier or back-door system. ... The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Tiobraid Árainn) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Tipperary. ...


The 1998 championship was to prove controversial for Loughnane and his Clare team. The replayed Munster final against Waterford was played in bad spirit with Colin Lynch of Clare and Michael White of Waterford being sent-off after a huge melee. Lynch received a three-month ban for his part in the game and Loughnane was incensed at the decision. More controversy was to follow when Clare played Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final. Clare were winning by two points when the referee, Jimmy Cooney, blew the whistle with two minutes of normal time left to be played. The Offaly fans were outraged and staged a sit-down protest on the pitch. The result wasn't allowed to stand and Clare were forced to meet Offaly for a third time that year. They lost the second replay, however, it has been said that if they won they would have captured a second All-Ireland title in-a-row. 1998 marked the end of the success for Loughnane's Clare side. He remained on as manager until 2000, when he resigned after a particularly heavy defeat by Tipperary. The Guinness Hurling Championship 1998 ran from May to September of that year and was the second year that the Qualifier or back-door system was in use. ... :For more details of Waterford GAA see Waterford Senior Club Football Championship or Waterford Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2000 began in May and ended on September 10, 2000 when the All-Ireland Hurling Final was won by Kilkenny who beat Offaly by 5-15 to 1-14. ... The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Tiobraid Árainn) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Tipperary. ...


Retirement

Following his resignation as Clare manager Loughnane vowed never to become involved with an inter-county hurling team ever again. He is still a teacher in County Clare, however, he has spent the last number of years as a hurling analyst in the media. He writes a column in The Star newspaper and regularly appears as a pundit on RTÉ's The Sunday Game. In this capacity he has earned a reputation as an outspoken critic of many hurling teams, including Clare. County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ... The Star can refer to a film from 1952 a Malaysian newspaper The Star an abbreviation for many newspapers with Star in the title, such as The Irish Star, the Daily Star, the Toronto Star etc. ... Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ; Irish for Radio and Television of Ireland) is the national publicly-funded broadcaster of Ireland. ... The Sunday Game is Radio Telefís Éireanns principal Gaelic Games television programme. ...


Galway

In September 2006, the Galway senior hurling team, devoid of a manager after the resignation of Conor Hayes, issued a press release indicating their desire for Loughnane to take the vacant managerial position. Although he had already stated his disinterest in the position he was the favourite to succeed Hayes, before Loughnane himself withdrew for the contest. In true Loughnane fashion, however, he entered the managerial race again and was named successor to Hayes.[1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Conor Hayes (born 11 May 1958) and lived just outside the village of Kiltormer. ...


Controversy

In February 2006, Ger Loughnane was surprisingly overlooked for a place on the 'best Clare team of the last 25 years'. He was also passed over for a special 'services to Clare hurling' award. That award went instead to Fr. Harry Bohan, then a Clare hurling selector under manager Anthony Daly and the team manager in the 1970s when Clare, with Justin McCarthy acting as coach, won two league titles. Anthony Daly (born 1970) is a former irish sportsperson. ... Justin McCarthy (born 1945) is a former Irish sportsperson who played hurling with Passage and Cork in the 1960s and 1970s. ...


The omission of Loughnane from the team and the decision to give such an award, the first of its kind, to Fr. Bohan raised questions about the deepening divide between Loughnane and some of the County Board officials he worked with during his tenure as county hurling manager. Loughnane had also received a backlash from some of his past players, most notably goalkeeper Davy Fitzgerald, and supporters in the county for his critical TV and newspaper analysis of the Clare hurling set-up and the team's performances throughout the previous two hurling seasons. (David) Davy FitzGerald (born 2 August 1971) is an Irish sportsman. ...


Loughnane telephoned the County Board Chairman Michael McDonagh to make known his displeasure about the awards. He confirmed that he used colourful terms to describe his annoyance. Loughnane made the call on speakerphone and forgot to hang up properly afterwards. He then called his friend Colum Flynn on his mobile phone. Flynn was the Clare hurling team’s physical therapist at the time and believed he was being undermined by the team management, then under the stewardship of Anthony Daly. Loughnane detailed to Flynn how he'd imagined shooting a certain person's head (reported by The Star newspaper to be Fr. Harry Bohan) that was on top of an oil can while out hunting. Heavy breathing emanating from the speakerphone alerted Loughnane to the fact that he failed to terminate the call to McDonagh, who is a member of the Garda Síochána. McDonagh then reported the matter to the Gardaí. Physical therapy can help restore lost functionality in many people. ... Anthony Daly (born 1970) is a former irish sportsperson. ... The Star can refer to a film from 1952 a Malaysian newspaper The Star an abbreviation for many newspapers with Star in the title, such as The Irish Star, the Daily Star, the Toronto Star etc. ... Garda Síochána na hÉireann (pronounced ; Irish for Peace Guard of Ireland, often rendered[1] as The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland) is the police force of the Republic of Ireland. ...


Loughnane was on holidays in France when the media storm erupted. He agreed to be interviewed by local radio station Clare FM from his holiday destination. Loughnane was asked to confirm if the character he had imagined shooting was Fr. Harry Bohan. Refusing to confirm or deny, Loughnane accused “this character” of being “insanely jealous of Clare’s success” during his tenure, adding: “I would regard (him) as the man, hurling-wise, who was the greatest failure ever in the history of Clare hurling.” Bohan was manager of the Clare team in the late 70s when it was widely perceived that that Clare team, which included Ger Loughnane, left at least one All-Ireland after them. He also hit out at another award recipient (widely believed to be top Croke Park official Sean O’Laoire) describing him as “a traitor to the county” for his role in the Jimmy Cooney/early-whistle affair in 1998, which denied Clare a crack at a third All-Ireland in four years. In the same interview, Loughnane also suggested that the Clare Champion newspaper, co-sponsors of the awards, were hostile to him because they did not obtain rights to print exclusive extracts from his autobiography, ‘Raising the Banner’, before it was published five years previously. Clare FM is an Irish radio station which broadcasts to County Clare and the surrounding areas. ...


Quotes

  • 'Ger Loughnane was fair, he treated us all the same during training - like dogs.' Anonymous Clare hurler.
  • 'I'm not giving away any secrets like that to Tipperary. If I had my way, I wouldn't even tell them the time of the throw-in.' Ger Loughnane.
Preceded by
Len Gaynor
Clare Senior Hurling Manager
1995–2000
Succeeded by
Cyril Lyons
Preceded by
Éamonn Cregan
(Offaly)
All-Ireland Hurling Final
winning manager

1995
Succeeded by
Liam Griffin
(Wexford)
Preceded by
Liam Griffin
(Wexford)
All-Ireland Hurling Final
winning manager

1997
Succeeded by
Michael Bond
(Offaly)
Preceded by
Conor Hayes
Galway Senior Hurling Manager
2007 – present
Incumbent

The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Tiobraid Árainn) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Tipperary. ... Len Gaynor (born 1944) is a former Irish sportsperson. ... :For more details of Clare GAA see Clare Senior Club Football Championship or Clare Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... Éamonn Cregan (Born 1945) was a famous Irish sportsperson who played hurling for Limerick from the 1960s to the 1980s. ... The Offaly County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Uíbh Fhailí) or Offaly GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Offaly. ... The Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... For more information see Wexford Senior Club Hurling Championship or Wexford Senior Club Football Championship. ... For more information see Wexford Senior Club Hurling Championship or Wexford Senior Club Football Championship. ... The Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... The Offaly County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Uíbh Fhailí) or Offaly GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Offaly. ... Conor Hayes (born 11 May 1958) and lived just outside the village of Kiltormer. ... :For more details of Galway GAA see Galway Senior Club Football Championship or Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship. ...

Teams

Clare - All-Ireland Hurling Champions 1995 (2nd title)

1 D. FitzGerald | 2 M. O'Halloran | 3 B. Lohan | 4 F. Lohan | 5 L. Doyle | 6 S. McMahon | 7 A. Daly (Capt.) | 8 J. O'Connor | 9 O. Baker | 10 F. Tuohy | 11 P.J. O'Connell | 12 F. Hegarty | 13 S. McNamara | 14 C. Clancy | 15 G. O'Loughlin | Subs: E. Taafe | C. Lyons | A. Neville | Manager: G. Loughnane (David) Davy FitzGerald (born 2 August 1971) is an Irish sportsman. ... Michael Raphael (Mick) OHalloran (12 April 1893 - 22 September 1960) was an Australian Labor Party (ALP) politician, serving in the Australian Senate and as opposition leader in South Australia. ... Brian Lohan (born November 1971) is a former Irish sportsman. ... Seánie McMahon (born 1973) is an Irish sportsman. ... Anthony Daly (born 1970) is a former irish sportsperson. ... James (Jamesie) OConnor (born 1971) was one of the finest exponents of the Irish field game hurling during the 1990s until his retirement in 2004. ...

Clare - All-Ireland Hurling Champions 1997 (3rd title)

1 D. FitzGerald | 2 M. O'Halloran | 3 B. Lohan | 4 F. Lohan | 5 L. Doyle | 6 S. McMahon | 7 A. Daly (Capt.) | 8 O. Baker | 9 C. Lynch | 10 J. O'Connor | 11 C. Clancy | 12 P.J. O'Connell | 13 N. Gilligan | 14 G. O'Loughlin | 15 F. Tuohy | Subs: F. Hegarty | D. Forde | B. Murphy | Manager: G. Loughnane (David) Davy FitzGerald (born 2 August 1971) is an Irish sportsman. ... Michael Raphael (Mick) OHalloran (12 April 1893 - 22 September 1960) was an Australian Labor Party (ALP) politician, serving in the Australian Senate and as opposition leader in South Australia. ... Brian Lohan (born November 1971) is a former Irish sportsman. ... Seánie McMahon (born 1973) is an Irish sportsman. ... Anthony Daly (born 1970) is a former irish sportsperson. ... James (Jamesie) OConnor (born 1971) was one of the finest exponents of the Irish field game hurling during the 1990s until his retirement in 2004. ... David Forde (born December 20, 1979 in Galway, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish football (soccer) player currently with English Championship club Cardiff City F.C. At an early age, Forde showed huge promise as a goalkeeper and was rewarded, as a teenager, with a move to Welsh side Barry...


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RTÉ Sport: Loughnane favourite to land Galway post (383 words)
It appears Ger Loughnane is in prime position to succeed Hayes, however, it has been reported this morning that former county stars Sean Silke, Joe Cooney and Steve Mahon will oppose Loughnane for the vacant position.
Loughnane, who won two All-Ireland titles with Clare in 1995 and '97, was nominated by the St Thomas' club to replace Hayes at the helm following his resignation on 6 September.
But yesterday Loughnane refused to be drawn on a statement released by the Galway players which stated that it was their desire to have the former Clare manager installed as the next senior manager.
Ger Loughnane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
(Gerard) Ger Loughnane (born 1954) is a former hurler and former coach of the Clare hurling team in the 1990s.
Loughnane was born in County Clare in 1954.
An outspoken and often controversial figure, Loughnane’s achievements have given him cult status in his native county of Clare.
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