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Clare’s senior footballers are through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals where they face Derry.

A dramatic closing stage saw Colm Collins’ side progress at the expense of Roscommon.

Seamus Hayes parses through the pieces of the one point win to dish out the latest player ratings.

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

1: Tristan O’Callaghan
Promoted to the number one position in April when regular netminder Stephen Ryan suffered a knee injury, the St. Breckans man struggled under the high ball and he also had some problems with kickouts.

Rating: 7

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

2: Manus Doherty
In his first season at this level, the Éire Óg man has been in outstanding form and he held the highly rated Conor Cox scoreless from play.
Rating: 8

5: Cian O’Dea
The Kilfenora man has been asked to fill a variety of positions this season and he has delivered outstanding performances on all occasions. Switched to full back for Saturday’s contest, he delivered another top class display.
Rating: 8

4: Cillian Rouine
Former Clare minor and under 20 captain, the Ennistymon man is another who is in his first season as a championship starter. When his direct opponent, Cian McKeon was replaced on Saturday it meant that all three Roscommon full forwards had been withdrawn.
Rating: 8

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

22: Alan Sweeney
After a couple of seasons with the squad, Sweeney had made the wing back position his own this year before a shoulder injury put him out of action for two months. He returned to the starting line up two weeks ago as Clare got their championship bid back on track.
Rating: 7

6: Ciaran Russell
Arguably the most consistent member of the side, the play anywhere Éire Óg man delivered another outstanding performance on Saturday.
Rating: 8

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

7: Jamie Malone
An All Star nominee in 2019, the Corofin man missed most of last season due to injury. He struggled at time on his return but as the season progressed he has shown just why he is held in such high regard and his match winning point on Saturday will be talked about for some time.
Rating: 8

8: Darren O’Neill
Since returning to the county squad at the beginning of last season, the Ennis native has been key to many successes and on Saturday he was again a vital link.
Rating: 7

9: Cathal O’Connor
One of the longest serving members of the side, the Coolmeen man rolled back the years on Saturday with a magnificent performance
Rating: 8

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

10: Pearse Lillis
Pearse has been outstanding this season, dropping back to help his defence and then setting up many scoring opportunities.
Rating: 8

11: Eoin Cleary
The team captain again led by example on Saturday, helping to set up many scoring chances and providing the pass which led to Gavin Cooney being fouled in the penalty area.
Rating: 7

12: Emmet McMahon
The Kildysart man has worked hard to claim a starting place this season and he was particularly impressive in the first half on Saturday.
Rating: 7

Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

18: Podge Collins
An outstanding contribution when sprung from the bench against Meath in the previous round, the Cratloe man caused many problems for the Roscommon defence in the first half on Saturday.
Rating: 7

24: Keelan Sexton
Kilmurry Ibrickane’s Sexton delivered what was arguably his best performance in a Clare jersey on Saturday. His return from injury which saw him miss the Munster championship game v Limerick has been crucial to the team’s progress to this stage.
Rating: 9

15: Aaron Griffin
In his first season as a regular first team player, the Lissycasey man has struggled a little in recent games but his lightening pace has proved a problem for many opponents this season.
Rating: 7

Subs:
14: David Tubridy
Another of the squad’s long serving players, the Doonbeg man made a valuable contribution when introduced in the final quarter and his one two move with Jamie Malone was key to the winning score.
Rating: 7

13: Gavin Cooney
Captain of county champions Éire Óg, injury has forced Cooney to miss a number of games this season. Introduced for the final quarter on Saturday, he won the penalty which turned the game in Clare’s favour.
Rating: 7

23: Brendy Rouine
The teenager has made a valuable contribution in Clare’s march to the quarter finals.
Rating: 7

3: Conor Jordan
Not on long enough to be rated.

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