*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have made just one change to their starting team from that which suffered a thirteen point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday, Limerick have also made one alteration to their lineup.
*Seamus Callanan reacts quickest and buries the ball in the Clare goal despite Patrick O’Connor’s attempts. Photograph: Martin Connolly The Clare Echo’s Darach Honan reflects on Clare’s thirteen point defeat to Tipperary and looks at possible changes for Sunday’s must-win tie against Limerick.
*David Tubridy celebrates scoring for Clare in a 2016 qualifier win vs Roscommon. PHOTO: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer As far as recent meetings between Clare and Kerry, Saturday’s six point defeat wasn’t the Banner’s worst nor the best but manager Colm Collins was left confident his side would mount a successful run in the All-Ireland qualifiers.
*Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare were happy at half-time to trail by six points with the wind in their favour but joint manager Gerry O’Connor admitted the concession of Seamus Callanan’s goal on forty minutes “knocked the stuffing” out of his side.
*Patrick O’Connor under pressure from Seamus Callanan. Photograph: Gary Collins Tipperary have beaten Clare in the Munster SHC at Cusack Park for the first time since 1912 as they comprehensively dispatched of the Banner on Sunday. Tipperary 3-21 Clare 0-17 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Clare captain, Gary Brennan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Kerry’s dominant grip on the Munster senior football championship continued in Ennis on Saturday evening as their six point win secured a provincial final with Cork and sent Clare to the qualifiers.
They may have won the second half but it wasn’t enough for Clare to prevail against Kerry in the semi-final of the Munster senior football championship. Kerry 1-15 Clare 0-12 Venue: Cusack Park While Clare outscored Kerry nine points to six in the second half it was not enough to cause an upset as the…
*Niamh O’Dea. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile Clare have qualified for the Munster Intermediate Ladies Football Final after deservingly overcoming neighbours Limerick on Saturday evening. Clare 2-11 Limerick 1-07 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis
*Paul Geaney gets away from Cillian Brennan in Fitzgerald Stadium. Photograph: Martin Connolly If recent history is all we have to go on, there are two contrasting memories for the Clare footballers who line out at Cusack Park on Saturday evening around the same time Liverpool and Spurs face off in the Champions League final…
*Jon Rahm. Photograph: Getty Images World number 11, Jon Rahm is looking forward to getting reacquainted with the Irish crowds when he travels to Lahinch for the DDF Irish Open this July.