*Doonbeg’s Colm Dillon. Photograph: Martin Connolly Eighteen time Clare SFC champions, Doonbeg booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition as a draw with Cooraclare sent them through on scoring difference.
*Kevin Harnett. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Kevin Harnett has regained his place on the Clare senior football team just over a month after breaking a bone in his cheek.
*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.
*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.
Clare have secured their Division 2 status for 2020 in the Allianz National Football League after edging past Tipperary. Clare 3-15 Tipperary 1-19 Venue: Semple Stadium
*David Tubridy chases his counterpart. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s footballers are under pressure to maintain their Allianz National Football League Division 2 status after losing to Meath on Sunday. Meath 1-12 Clare 1-06 Venue: Cusack Park