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Martin Daly: Clare are one year off being a Super 8s team

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*Clare’s Cillian Brennan gets away from Paul Geaney of Kerry. Photograph: Martin Connolly WHEN I sit down to pen a column for The Clare Echo, a defeat is usually handled with a critical look at where the side has gone wrong. However on this occasion I can offer nothing but praise for this Clare team,…

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Meath qualify for Super 8s at Clare’s expense

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*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.

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Clare hold on to overcome Westmeath

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*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.

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Martin Daly: Clare are coming good

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*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.

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Clare get off to a winning start in the qualifiers

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*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,…

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Martin Daly: Clare must clean up dirty ball v Kerry

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*Paul Geaney gets away from Cillian Brennan in Fitzgerald Stadium. Photograph: Martin Connolly If recent history is all we have to go on, there are two contrasting memories for the Clare footballers who line out at Cusack Park on Saturday evening around the same time Liverpool and Spurs face off in the Champions League final…

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Clare survive Waterford fightback

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Clare will play Kerry in the Munster senior championship semi-final for the fourth year in succession after overcoming Waterford on Saturday evening.

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Sexton from zero to hero

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*Keelan Sexton in possession. Photograph: Martin Connolly Securing their place in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League for 2020 brought “a sense of relief” for all involved with Clare but it was also “sweet” for Keelan Sexton. One week previous when sprung from the bench against Meath, the Kilmurry Ibrickane attacker misplaced a…

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Clare name team for Meath refixture

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*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…

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‘Clare football on the rise’

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*Colm Collins celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Martin Connolly He was Clare’s hero in snatching a second round draw with Armagh, on Sunday David Tubridy stepped up once again finishing with 1-07 as they secured their first league win of 2019. Supporters who were cutting it tight on time to get to Cusack Park…

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