COLM COLLINS’ Clare senior footballers have been handed a home qualifier draw with Meath.
In what is a big opportunity for Clare to get their season back on track, they will welcome Andy McEntee’s Meath to Cusack Park in a fortnight’s time.
Both counties will have been disappointed with their showings in the provincial championship. Clare exited at the quarter-final stage losing to Limerick following a penalty shootout but throughout normal time, they exhibited a performance below their standards.
Meath for their part exited the Leinster SFC at the last four, losing out to Dublin 1-27 1-14. The Royal County overcame Wicklow in the quarter-finals of the competition.
When the counties met in March in this year’s Allianz National Football League, Meath claimed a 0-10 0-09 win over Clare in Cusack Park.
Knowing they could have potentially drawn Tyrone, Mayo, Armagh or Monaghan, both Clare and Meath will be content with the draw.
All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Rnd 1:
Mayo v Monaghan
Clare v Meath
Cork v Louth
Armagh v Tyrone