*Éinne O’Connor pushes the ball away from Gearoid Kelly. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill REIGNING COUNTY CHAMPIONS, Éire Óg are back in the Clare SFC final, keeping the club’s chances of a senior double well and truly alive.
*Philip Talty gets away from James Murphy. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill COUNTY CHAMPIONS ÉIRE ÓG are on course to retain the Jack Daly after producing a sterling display to see off Clondegad and book their place in the last four of the senior championship.
*Captain Gavin Cooney was to the fore for Éire Óg. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill COUNTY CHAMPIONS Éire Óg have started the defence of the Jack Daly with a merited but hard-fought one point win over St Breckan’s.
*Éire Óg’s Manus Doherty is pressing for inclusion in Sunday’s Clare team. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill FOOTBALL pundits have repeatedly predicted in recent years that Clare will not survive in the higher divisions in the Allianz National Football League.