Kildysart, St Josephs Doora/Barefield and Shannon Gaels have qualified for the semi-finals of the intermediate football championship following their second round victories over O’Currys, Michael Cusacks and Kilfenora respectively at the weekend.
*Gavin Cooney. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have made two changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round two qualifier with Leitrim from the side that exited the Munster SFC at the hands of Kerry earlier this month.
*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.
*Clare captain, Gary Brennan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Kerry’s dominant grip on the Munster senior football championship continued in Ennis on Saturday evening as their six point win secured a provincial final with Cork and sent Clare to the 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.
*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.
*Keelan Sexton. Photograph by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Clare trio Keelan Sexton, Pearse Lillis and Darragh Bohannon will line out with the UL side that commence their Sigerson Cup campaign at 7:30pm this evening. Keelan joined the Clare senior football panel in 2015 at the age of eighteen, since then he has gone on to win a …