*Cooraclare defeated Clarecastle following a dour struggle. Three teams being listed for intermediate football championship honours this season remain unbeaten but they had to battle hard in this weekend’s round two games.
*Joe Dowling was among the goalscorers for Ennistymon. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill They’re off in the race for Clare IFC honours and round one brought with it no surprises involving the main contenders but the win for Ennistymon’s second string over Kilfenora was among the main talking points.
*Shane Meehan battles to get away from Limerick’s Richie English. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Concerns on the fitness of Clare forward, Shane Meehan have emerged in the lead-up to Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.
*Patrick Horgan clashes with Conor Cleary and Paul Flanagan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CORK’s PACE will be the main area of opposition focus for Clare as Brian Lohan’s side look to record their second win in Semple Stadium in this year’s Munster SHC.