*Ikem Ugwueru has impressed at centre forward. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ÉIRE ÓG’s bid to retain the Jack Daly continues apace with the Ennis club securing their place in the quarter-finals of the Clare SFC.
*Bryan O’Loughlin collides with Shane Harrison. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CLOONEY/QUIN produced a storming performance to pick up their second successive win in the Clare SHC leaving Clare Cup champions Kilmaley shell-shocked.
*Crusheen’s Ross Hayes. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CRUSHEEN’S “high standards” on and off the field will need to be applied this weekend as they aspire to collect their first win of the Clare SHC while Inagh/Kilnamona still have question marks on the fitness of Conner Hegarty and Kevin Hehir.
*Éire Óg’s Ciaran Russell adds experience and talent to their defence. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill As Clare senior football champions Éire Óg go into this season’s campaign with a slightly different mindset according to their manager Paul Madden.
*Éire Óg manager, Paul Madden. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Dealing with big occasions are nothing new for Éire Óg manager, Paul Madden but he still expects to contend with nerves as the Ennis club take on Kilmurry Ibrickane in Sunday’s county football final.
*Éire Óg’s Ikem Ugwueru will bring great strength to the middle third for the Townies. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill With the guarantee of three group games, Éire Óg’s senior footballers are eager to build quickly and compactly to try progress from Group Three.