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Enda Coughlan is hoping to be given the all clear to resume playing on March 5. Photograph by John Kelly.

Follow me up to Carlow

Clare footballers will be heading for Dr Cullen Park in Carlow for their qualifier game on the weekend after next.  Although considered to be the easiest of the potential opponents, at this stage in the competition, Clare will be taking nothing for granted.

Clare will hope to build on the performance against Kerry in the Munster championship clash at Cusack Park a couple of weeks ago. Despite a solid display, they missed a glorious opportunity to pinch a rare victory over the men from the Kingdom.

The Clare hurlers face Wexford in Cusack Park.  Photograph by John Kelly.
The Clare hurlers face Wexford in Cusack Park. Photograph by John Kelly.

The date of the football game could prove problematic from an organisational point of view for Clare, should the hurlers beat Wexford in their qualifier encounter, which will take place at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday afternoon, with a 3.30pm throw-in. The match will be shown live on RTE and broadcast on Clare FM.

Should Clare, as expected, win, it is understood the county board will apply to have the hurling and football games played on consecutive days on the weekend of July12-13, due to the involvement of dual players.

Tickets will be distributed to Clare  clubs for Saturday’s game at Clareabbey, Clarecastle on this Monday night.


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