Clare’s senior footballers have exited the championship falling at the first hurdle as they suffered a three point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday afternoon.
Clare football boss, Colm Collins expects their recent Allianz National Football League encounters will have the Banner primed for Sunday’s Munster championship quarter-final with Tipperary.
Just under three years after calling time on his long career between the posts for the Clare footballers, Joe Hayes finds himself in the opposing camp as the Munster senior football championship commences this weekend.
Clare selector Enda Coughlan has plenty of experience of playing against Tipperary teams.
Time waits for no man, woman or child, athletes too are included in this bracket and unfortunately the talent and ability of Tony Kelly cannot be bottled to pass onto future generations.
Clare football boss Colm Collins has criticised the decision not to grant all inter-county panellists entry to games.
As the Allianz National Football League recommended, Clare returned to winning ways albeit by making hard work of Fermanagh.
As far as the Clare players and officials are concerned Sunday’s national league division 2 fixture with Fermanagh, scheduled for Cusack Park at 1pm is going ahead
Clare football has received a massive boost ahead of the resumption of inter county activity with the news that Gary Brennan and Jamie Malone have rejoined the squad.
It was effectively a case of all’s well that ends well for Cratloe after an injury-time brace from Diarmuid Ryan cemented a place in Sunday’s quarter-final against holders St Joseph’s Miltown.