PM O'SULLIVAN: Galway’s loss proved Clare’s gain, twice over

Few understand the Clare v Galway dynamic better than Gus Lohan, who hurled for both counties in the same season. There was county football played too, for Monaghan, and Gus’ switch from Cappataggle in Galway to Newmarket-on-Fergus in Clare paid rich dividend for the Banner a generation later, when sons Brian and Frank won two All-Ireland titles. Today, in Croke Park, a father and son will take some joy whatever the result.

Clare's Brian Lohan, left, and brother Frank battling with Offaly's Johnny Dooley in the 1995 All-Ireland SHC final. Picture; Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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