Donnellan named as new Clare hurling captain

Patrick Donnellan has been named as Clare Hurling captain for 2012.

The O Callaghan's Mills mans' new role  was announced at last night's training session in Gurteen with Nicky O Connell and Fergal Lynch named as vice captains .

The midfielder made his debut in 2005 and has played under 5 different county senior managers including Anthony Daly and Tony Considine

Clare selector Mike Deegan believes his expereince and leadership makes him an ideal captain :

Donnellan is also one of three Clare palyers involved in this weekend's Inter provincial semi finals as Liam Sheedy's side take on Leinster in Nowlan park.</