*Jamie Malone. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill CLARE’S SENIOR footballers went narrowly down to Monaghan in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Football series at a sun-drenched Clones last Sunday. However, this was only part of the full story.
*Podge Collins on the attack for Clare. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill HE SACRIFICED his honeymoon to line out with Clare’s senior footballers as they booked their passage to the Munster final and All-Ireland SFC and Podge Collins said it was worth it to qualify for a first provincial decider with the county’s footballers.
*Darren O’Neill’s half-time introduction was a turning point in the game. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill GER KEANE played a vital role when Clare’s footballers last defeated Cork in the Munster SFC, his quick free teeing up Martin Daly for the match-winning goal, Sunday’s win over the Rebels was equally as dramatic and enthralling he writes.