*David Tubridy celebrates scoring for Clare in a 2016 qualifier win vs Roscommon. PHOTO: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer As far as recent meetings between Clare and Kerry, Saturday’s six point defeat wasn’t the Banner’s worst nor the best but manager Colm Collins was left confident his side would mount a successful run in the All-Ireland qualifiers.
*Sean O’Donoghue leaps in the air watched by David Tubridy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Three of Colm Collins’ key men have overcome various injury complaints and are available for selection as Kerry travel to Ennis on Saturday with a place in the Munster senior football championship on offer.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Beating Waterford on Saturday was a case of job done for Colm Collins and the Clare senior footballers but it won’t come close when it comes to Kerry according to the Banner boss.
Clare will play Kerry in the Munster senior championship semi-final for the fourth year in succession after overcoming Waterford on Saturday evening.
*Conor Ryan in action for Clare. Photograph: INPHO Cratloe’s Ryan family have been very generous with their contributions and commitment to Clare hurling teams down through the years, a new chapter will begin on Sunday with Diarmuid expected to get his senior debut following in the footsteps of older brother Conor.
*Cormac Murray. Photograph: Martin Connolly Stephen Ryan and Cormac Murray will make their senior championship debuts on Saturday as the Clare footballers kick off their Munster campaign in Cusack Park.
*Aaron Fitzgerald & Gearoid O’Brien put pressure on in the 2018 Munster semi-final. Photograph: Martin Connolly 2019 has been a mixed bag so far for the Clare senior footballers, the primary objective of the Allianz National Football League was to secure their Division 2 status which they did though a higher finish in the table…
*Keelan Sexton in possession. Photograph: Martin Connolly Securing their place in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League for 2020 brought “a sense of relief” for all involved with Clare but it was also “sweet” for Keelan Sexton. One week previous when sprung from the bench against Meath, the Kilmurry Ibrickane attacker misplaced a…
Clare have secured their Division 2 status for 2020 in the Allianz National Football League after edging past Tipperary. Clare 3-15 Tipperary 1-19 Venue: Semple Stadium
Semple Stadium is the destination this Sunday as Clare’s senior footballers will attempt to retain their place in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League.