*Cratloe’s Liam Markham Cratloe laid out their intentions as the Clare SFC got underway with five games taking place across the weekend.
*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.
*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,…
*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”.
Clare will play Kerry in the Munster senior championship semi-final for the fourth year in succession after overcoming Waterford on Saturday evening.
*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 Gordon Kelly continues at corner back. Photograph: Martin Connolly Colm Collins has announced his starting fifteen to take on Meath in the Allianz National Football League Division 2 tie. Originally due to take place on Saturday afternoon, the refixture is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday at 2pm in Cusack Park. Clare’s team is…