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Clare's Eoin Cleary in action against Limerick's Brian Fanning during their recent Munster Championship clash.

Clare face bogey side in football qualifiers

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Clare will face Meath in Round One of the Football qualifiers after this morning’s draw on RTE Radio One.
Colm Collins’ side will enjoy home advantage against fellow Division Two outfit Meath on June 4/5.
However, Clare have a poor recent record against Meath, having lost their last five games against the Leinster side in as many seasons.
The pair met in this year’s league with Meath securing a 0-10 to 0-9 win as James Conlon’s late point was all that separated the sides in Cusack Park.
Clare found themselves in the draw this morning after defeat to Limerick. It took a little bit of history to separate the sides with the first shoot-out in Munster Football Championship history deciding matters.
The sides finished level at 1-19 to 2-16 after extra time before Limerick prevailed 4-1 in the shootout.
Meanwhile, Meath enjoyed a facile 4-13 to 1-12 win over Wicklow in their opening game of the Leinster Championship. Jack O’Connor, James McEntee, Matthew Costello and Jack Flynn all found the net as the Royals progressed to the semi final stage.
However, they were comprehensively outclassed by Dublin as they fell to a 1-27 to 1-14 defeat in Croke Park the weekend before last.
Should Clare managed to overcome the Royals, they will then face one of the beaten provincial finalists in Round Two, with that game being played on June 11/12.
The qualifiers sees two clashes of Division One teams as last year’s All Ireland finalists Mayo welcome Monaghan to Castlebar in a heavyweight clash. Meanwhile, there is an all Ulster affair as Armagh play host to last year’s All Ireland champions Tyrone, who lost to Derry in their provincial quarter final.
The other game will see Cork enjoy home advantage over Mickey Harte’s Louth side. The Rebels will be keen to rebound after their 12 point defeat at the hands of Kerry. Louth secured the Division Three league title and although they hammered Carow by 5-10 to 0-10, they then suffered a Leinster quarter final defeat to Kildare.
The Round One qualifiers will be played on June 4/5 with exact dates and times to be confirmed.

Round One Qualifiers
Mayo v Monaghan
Clare v Meath
Cork v Louth
Armagh v Tyrone

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