*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.
*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.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly No official attendance figure was given in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday as Clare knocked Westmeath out of the All-Ireland SFC, of the estimated 5,000 plus crowd the visitors certainly matched the hosts in the stands.
*Clare’s Jamie Malone. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior footballers made it two wins from two in the qualifiers edging out Westmeath by a single point following a nervy finish in Mullingar on Saturday.
*Eoin Cleary under pressure from the Kerry defence. Photograph: Martin Connolly CROSSING south over the River Shannon last Saturday after an evening spent at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, I faced into two hours and 10 minutes to savour in the car as myself (and my son) reflected on an impressive win.
*David Tubridy. Photograph: Martin Connolly A win was the aim for Clare’s senior footballers when they travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, they achieved in this regard but David Tubridy insisted that they cannot afford to perform like they did in the second half as the qualifier campaign continues.
*Jamie Malone. Photograph: Martin Connolly A place in the third round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers is the reward for the Clare senior footballers following their emphatic win over Leitrim on Saturday evening. Clare 3-17 Leitrim 0-17 Venue: Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon At the beginning of the year once the championship fixtures were confirmed,…