*Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

CLARE’s senior footballers will be on the road for the Munster semi-final after a surprise result over the weekend.

Waterford recorded their first championship win since 2010 to ensure their passage to the provincial semi-finals at the expense of Tipperary on a score of 2-7 1-5.

Ironically the Déise’s last win in the province was over a Micheál McDermott managed Clare in Fraher Field in May 2010 with members of the starting team including Joe Hayes, Gordon Kelly, Martin McMahon, Ger Quinlan, Gary Brennan, Alan Clohessy, David Tubridy, David Russell and the late Michael O’Shea.

Prior to Sunday, Waterford’s last win over Tipperary was in 1988, this win came at the twelfth time of asking.

As a result it means Mark Fitzgerald’s Clare will be travelling for the semi-final fixture, had Tipperary prevailed the clash would have been held in Cusack Park. The fixture has been set for 7pm on Saturday week (April 20th) in Dungarvan.

Fitzgerald’s side are continuing their preparations following the conclusion of the Allianz National Football League campaign.

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