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An All-Ireland quarter-final tie with Ulster champions Derry is the reward for Clare’s senior footballers after advancing to the last eight for the first time since 2016.

Fresh from Saturday’s second round qualifier win over Roscommon, Colm Collins’ Clare now switch their attention to facing off with Rory Gallagher’s charges.

Both Clare and Derry squared off in the Allianz National Football League earlier this year. Derry recorded a 2-13 0-10 win in Cusack Park in what proved to be the Banner County’s first defeat of the League. The Oak Leaf County secured promotion to Division 1 with that victory.

Derry won the Ulster championship for the first time since 1988 when they overcame Donegal 1-16 1-14 at the end of May.

Collins will be hopeful that full-back Cillian Brennan will be back in contention for a place in their defence in two weeks time. The Clondegad clubman has missed out on both qualifier clashes with Meath and Roscommon due to a hamstring injury.

Croke Park is to host the meeting of Clare versus Derry with the winner advancing to a semi-final encounter with the winners of Galway and Armagh. Fixture details will be confirmed by the CCCC later today.

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Finals:
Galway v Armagh
Kerry v Mayo
Dublin v Cork
Derry v Clare

All-Ireland SFC Semi-Finals:
Galway or Armagh v Derry or Clare
Kerry or Mayo v Dublin or Cork

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