Photo: Irish Examiner
Clare’s starting fifteen for tomorrow’s all-or-nothing Round 3A qualifier clash with our lads at Cusack Park, Ennis (throw-in 5pm) has been named. It won’t come as the shock of the year to learn that the team the Banner County have named is unchanged from the one that started in the previous round against Laois, a match that Colm Collins’ side won by ten points. Here’s the team named:
Clare (All-Ireland SFC qualifiers Round 3A v Mayo, 8/7/2017): Joe Hayes (Lissycasey); Gordon Kelly (Miltown Malbay), Kevin Hartnett (Meelick), Dean Ryan (Éire Óg); Pearse Lillis (Cooraclare), Martin McMahon (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Ciaran Russell (Éire Óg); Gary Brennan (Clondegad), Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen); Cian O’Dea (Kilfenora), Seán Collins (Cratloe), Jamie Malone (Corofin); Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Eoin Cleary (Miltown Malbay), David Tubridy (Doonbeg).
By the way, it took a bit of googling on my part to match those names with their respective clubs. The team announcement – which oddly came via a Clare Supporters Club Twitter account but is the team they’ve named alright – didn’t include club details for the starting fifteen. Anally retentive individual that I am, I like to include the players’ clubs when doing team lists so I ended up using this list from Wikipedia as well as a few other sources to get the required details. If anyone from the opposing camp happens to be reading this, apologies in advance for any errors I might have made though I hope there aren’t any. If there are, please shout.
We’re due to name our team for tomorrow’s match at some point later on this evening.