THE man who set Alan Shearer on the road to recovery could be Clare's secret weapon in this afternoon's Munster football semi-final.
Michael O'Doherty is the man behind Plexus bio-energy in Ennis, a revolutionary therapy treatment which unlocks energy within a sportsman's body.
Clare centre-forward Paul Hehir has been working for O'Doherty since January, and his eyes have been opened.
When Shearer suffered a serious leg-break which threatened to finish his career, he turned to O'Doherty.
And after a few sessions with the Newcastle striker, he was on the road to recovery.
Hehir himself believes he's as fit as he's ever been heading into his third championship campaign with the Banner County.
"I weighed 17 stone in January, and now I'm down to under fifteen stone.
"Michael's put me on a plan because I was eating a lot of rubbish.
"Now I'm eating fish, chicken and pasta, and I'm really feeling the benefits.
"The lads in the squad never gave up on me, because I used to struggle during laps.
"They'd slow down and wait for me rather than bawling me out of it."
O'Doherty has already worked with the likes of Clare hurler Liam Doyle, and Terenure rugby captain Rory Sheriff. …