Westmeath SHC: Clarke expects tight affair

October 18, 2019

Westmeath's Aonghus Clarke.
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Castletown Geoghegan and Westmeath star Aonghus Clarke believes Sunday’s county final against defending champions Clonkill will be a tight affair.

Clarke has been one of the county’s most outstanding hurlers in recent years and the outcome of this clash could be determined by how well he plays, such is his influence on games.

Clonkill are joint top of the Westmeath SHC roll of honour list alongside Brownstown on 15 titles, but Castletown could close that gap to just one, should they win on Sunday.

Having captained the black and ambers to success in 2017, Clarke knows that Sunday’s decider could be decided by the minimum.

“It will be a good battle and I’m hoping to make it three medals,” stated Clarke who helped Westmeath to NHL success earlier this year.

“I’d be looking forward to it and trying to do my best. And I feel that if you can do your best coming up to the game, and do your best on the day, that’s all you can do. That’s what I try to do every day.

“It’s that extra bit special in a county final, playing with your team mates, but at the same time, those sort of things only really kick in after the game. Before the game and in the week leading up to it, you’re just concentrating solely on the game, like it’s any other match.”

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