Beaten All-Ireland finalists of the past two seasons Meath had too much class and firepower for Clare to handle and thus progressed to the decider once again at Clare’s expense.
Clare’s chances of progressing to the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate semi-finals will be decided in the final round of Group 4 after they kept their hopes alive with victory over Laois.
Uncharacteristic errors proved costly for Clare as a late seven point turnaround saw Kildare snatch the whip hand in Group 4 of the All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship on Sunday afternoon.
The way is clear for the semi-finals of the Clare ladies senior and intermediate football championships following Monday’s round three series of games.
*Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clare endured a difficult start to their Division 2 Ladies Football National League campaign.
Clare’s intermediate ladies football side have been eliminated by All-Ireland favourites Tippeary.
*Photograph: David Dillon Defeat marked Clare’s start in the Ladies Football All-Ireland IFC on Sunday afternoon.