*Clare’s Cathal O’Connor catches the ball. Photograph: Martin Connolly
Clare’s footballers have discovered their opponents for the 2020 Munster championship this morning.
Colm Collins will take charge of the county footballers for what will be his seventh but it will be the first time he meets Tipperary in the Munster championship. They meet in the quarter-final stages, it is only the second time in seven years that the Banner are on the opposite side of the draw to Kerry who face Cork in the semi-final.
Lissycasey’s Joe Hayes is on board as goalkeeper coach with Tipperary this year as part of David Power’s management. They will face Clare in the quarter-final with the winner advancing to play either Waterford or Limerick in the last four.
Meanwhile Clare’s senior hurlers will be in provincial action for three weekends in a row. They have a bye in the opening game before taking on All-Ireland champions Tipperary in their first outing. All teams are then given a one week break before a gruelling three weeks of Limerick (home), Cork (away) and Waterford (home) lies ahead of the men in saffron and blue.
Munster senior football 2020 draw
Waterford v Limerick
Clare v Tipperary
Waterford/Limerick v Clare/Tipperary
Cork v Kerry
Provisional 2020 Munster SHC Draw
Round 1: Cork v Limerick, Waterford v Tipperary, Clare bye.
Round 2: Limerick v Waterford, Tipperary v Clare. Cork bye.
Round 3: Clare v Limerick, Waterford v Cork, Tipperary bye.
Round 4: Cork v Clare, Limerick v Tipperary, Waterford bye.
Round 5: Clare v Waterford, Tipperary v Cork, Limerick bye.