*Cratloe’s Liam Markham Cratloe laid out their intentions as the Clare SFC got underway with five games taking place across the weekend.
*Conor Cleary in Cusack Cup action. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Miltown begin the defence of the Jack Daly this weekend as the Clare senior football and intermediate championships commence.
*Clare’s Cillian Brennan gets away from Paul Geaney of Kerry. Photograph: Martin Connolly WHEN I sit down to pen a column for The Clare Echo, a defeat is usually handled with a critical look at where the side has gone wrong. However on this occasion I can offer nothing but praise for this Clare team,…
*Cian O’Dea competing against Tipperary in the 2019 NFL. Photograph: Martin Connolly One point separated Clare’s senior footballers from advancing to the Super 8s for the first time, as the dust began to settle Cian O’Dea expressed his hope that they would bounce back and complete the achievement in 2020 with Colm Collins at the…
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare senior football manager Colm Collins is to take time out before deciding if he will seek to remain in charge for a seventh year.
Proud but disappointed was the emotion felt by Colm Collins as his Clare senior footballers bowed out of the All-Ireland SFC on Sunday.
*Jamie Malone preprares to get past Shane McEntee. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior footballers have been eliminated from the All-Ireland SFC going down by one point to Meath on Sunday.
*Kevin Harnett. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Kevin Harnett has regained his place on the Clare senior football team just over a month after breaking a bone in his cheek.
*David Tubridy in pursuit. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although the difference should have been more, Clare’s one point was enough to secure their place in round four of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers so it was David Tubridy’s goal that would ultimately separate the sides.
*Eoin Cleary tackled by Meath’s Conor McGill. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s opponents for the All-Ireland SFC round four qualifier have been announced.