*Keelan Sexton on the attack. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Contrasting performances have marked Clare’s start in the Allianz National Football League and varying reactions have accompanied manager Colm Collins to each outing.
*Clare Fianna Fáil PRO Michael McTigue, Micheál Martin & Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: John O’Brien Electing an extra Clare TD is the target for Fianna Fáil, party leader Micheál Martin has outlined.
*Mike Frawley & Darren Siggins following Wexford’s Leinster SHC win this summer. Mullagh’s Mike Frawley has been appointed as the lead strength and conditioning coach of the Westmeath senior hurlers.
*David Tubridy in pursuit. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although the difference should have been more, Clare’s one point was enough to secure their place in round four of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers so it was David Tubridy’s goal that would ultimately separate the sides.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly No official attendance figure was given in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday as Clare knocked Westmeath out of the All-Ireland SFC, of the estimated 5,000 plus crowd the visitors certainly matched the hosts in the stands.
*Clare’s Gary Brennan. Photograph: Martin Connolly A shot at the Super 8s is the goal for Clare’s senior footballers in 2019, to keep their hopes alive they must secure a second successive away win in the qualifiers and then overcome one of the beaten provincial finalists.
*Cillian Brennan gets away from Paul Geaney. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s senior footballers face another away tie having been drawn to play Westmeath in the third round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.