*David Tubridy celebrates scoring for Clare in a 2016 qualifier win vs Roscommon. PHOTO: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer As far as recent meetings between Clare and Kerry, Saturday’s six point defeat wasn’t the Banner’s worst nor the best but manager Colm Collins was left confident his side would mount a successful run in the All-Ireland qualifiers.
*Clare captain, Gary Brennan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Kerry’s dominant grip on the Munster senior football championship continued in Ennis on Saturday evening as their six point win secured a provincial final with Cork and sent Clare to the qualifiers.
*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…
*Sean O’Donoghue leaps in the air watched by David Tubridy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Three of Colm Collins’ key men have overcome various injury complaints and are available for selection as Kerry travel to Ennis on Saturday with a place in the Munster senior football championship on offer.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Beating Waterford on Saturday was a case of job done for Colm Collins and the Clare senior footballers but it won’t come close when it comes to Kerry according to the Banner boss.
*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.
*Cormac Murray. Photograph: Martin Connolly Stephen Ryan and Cormac Murray will make their senior championship debuts on Saturday as the Clare footballers kick off their Munster campaign in Cusack Park.
*Aaron Fitzgerald & Gearoid O’Brien put pressure on in the 2018 Munster semi-final. Photograph: Martin Connolly 2019 has been a mixed bag so far for the Clare senior footballers, the primary objective of the Allianz National Football League was to secure their Division 2 status which they did though a higher finish in the table…
Clare threw in the towel too early in their defeat to a stunning Kerry, says The Clare Echo columnist Martin Daly, but that’s not the reason why the Kingdom always have our number. THE defining moment at Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday came well after the outcome had been decided. I say defining moment, because although the act…