Clare will face neighbours Limerick in the first round of the 2018 Munster senior football championship. This will be the third year in a row that the Shannonside neighbours will meet in the first round and, as was the case in 2017. The winners will face defending champions Kerry in the provincial semi-final.
Clare must travel to the Gaelic grounds to face Limerick and if victorious here they will travel to play Kerry
Colm Collins has recently committed to the manager’s role for a fourth year and he will be hoping to oversee continued improvement. Under his guidance, the team has made huge progress and all involved will be hoping to continue that work.
A new hurling format is in place for next season with a round robin series in place to determine who will win the Munster and Leinster championships. There will be four games in five weeks and the top two in each province will then go on to contest the Munster and Leinster finals.
Each county will have two home games so Clare will play two of their games in Cusack park.
Clare will have to travel to face the defending champions Cork in the opening round on the weekend of May 20. A week later they will welcome Waterford to Cusack Park before travelling to play Tipperary on the weekend of June 10. They will conclude the round round series with a mouth watering home tie against arch rivals Limerick on the weekend of June 17
By Seamus Hayes