*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.
*Eoin Cleary. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although successful in their first championship outing of the year, Eoin Cleary felt Clare’s one point win over Waterford in the Munster SFC was “more like a defeat”.
*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.
*Eoin Cleary celebrates after the final whistle. Photograph: Martin Connolly Beating Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Sunday and in the process relegating the Premier County and Cork was a game to savour according to Eoin Cleary.
Clare’s meeting with Meath in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League has been postponed.
*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s never easy against the All-Ireland champions, as such Conor Cleary and his Clare comrades were well aware of the challenge Limerick would pose in Cusack Park on Sunday.
Limerick senior hurling manager, John Kiely felt they experienced more extreme measures from the referee over indiscipline than their Clare counterparts on Sunday.
*David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Martin Connolly Before a ball was pucked or a flake of snow fell in Cusack Park yesterday, the Clare panel expected a low scoring contest.
*Tony Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly In their second defeat of the 2019 Allianz National Hurling League, Clare paid the price for indiscipline and basic mistakes according to Tony Kelly. When it came to wides, Clare had eleven, Cork only seven. But most costly off all was the frees, Cork were awarded 22 over seventy minutes…
*Gavin Keary, Donal Moloney & Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Reducing the amount of frees conceded stood out to Gerry O’Connor as the main area his Clare side need to work on ahead of their trip to Cork on February 16th. Speaking to the media after their one point win over Kilkenny, Gerry flagged the…