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Shane O’Donnell not sure he can pitch for Clare beyond this year

Clare manager Brian Lohan’s willingness to rest O’Donnell for most of the League campaign surely has something to do with the fact that it worked the first time he did it and continues to do so.

“Yeah, and I think that’s kind of an unwritten contract,” O’Donnell says.

“As long as I’m performing and doing what needs to be done for the team, I think he’s willing to work with me there. And I think we’re both happy with that, or at least I am and I hope he is.

“Brian has been extremely mature and downright brilliant about it, allowing me to make the decision for myself on what puts me in the best position for the championship.”

Clare will not return to action in the Munster SHC until their Round 3 clash against Waterford on May 19. O’Donnell is making the most of the break by teaming up with Electric Ireland and Pieta to promote Darkness into Light, which takes place on Saturday. , May 11.

“I was very pleased when Electric Ireland and Pieta asked me to take part,” O’Donnell said.

“I think everyone has been affected, whether it’s themselves or someone they know closely, by mental health and mental health issues. It is a brilliant initiative. Darkness into light is something that everyone is aware of.

“In reading some of the statistics in the information sent to them before these events, one that emerged was that suicide is the leading cause of death among Irish men under 25 years of age. I don’t think there’s really much to it. What to say about it. It’s a scary statistic and it’s the reason we have things like Pieta House and Darkness into Light. Yes, I am delighted to participate.”

Darkness Into Light that will take place on Saturday the 11thth May 2024. People can register to participate in this year’s event at darkness to light.i.e. This annual event raises vital funds for Pieta’s vital support services for those in suicidal distress and those left bereaved by suicide.

With more than 100,000 participants expected to gather on 230 official walks in 14 countries and four continents, Darkness into Light will once again bring communities together for the biggest sunrise of the year.