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.

Cian Dillion and John Conlon are also involved.