*Éire Óg players celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ÉIRE ÓG HAVE retained their title as Clare senior football champions wrestling off the challenge of Ennistymon.
*Sean Rouine, Joey Rouine, Brendan Rouine, Ciaran Vaughan, Cillian Rouine, Eoin Rouine. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill WITH NO LESS THAN TEN of the Rouine clan forming part of the Ennistymon panel, to call it a family affair for the football mad North Clare crew is certainly an understatement.
Michael O’Dwyer holds onto Adam Ralph. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ENNISTYMON’s senior footballers are the ‘perfect representation’ of what the North Clare town stands for in the eyes of their proud manager.
*Ennistymon’s Liam Cotter. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill ENNISTYMON have shown character in their Clare SFC campaign to date but their manager is adamant a major improvement is needed in terms of their football.
*Cathal O’Connor has been a welcome addition to the Banner midfield. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Last weekend, both the Clare hurlers and Clare footballers displayed the ancient indomitable spirit and fortitude of the Dalcassian tribe. Whilst the hurlers were desperately unlucky to not come out on top of a titanic struggle with Limerick in Semple Stadium …
*Cillian Rouine misses out through injury. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill INJURY has ruled out both Cillian Brennan and Cillian Rouine from the Clare senior football side which welcome Meath to Cusack Park on Saturday evening.
The ball spills as Cian O’Dea tackles Jordan Hayes with Jamie Malone as backup. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill “EVERY POINT IS GOING TO MATTER” in Clare’s bid to maintain their Division 2 status and challenge for promotion, football boss Colm Collins maintained.