Clare secure home advantage in qualifiers

Clare secure home advantage in qualifiers


GAAClare have discovered their opponents for the upcoming GAA Qualifiers in both the All-Ireland Senior Hurling and Football Championships.

Davy Fitzgerald’s Senior Hurlers have been paired against Brian Whelahan’s Offaly. It is the first time since July 2006 that the sides will meet in Championship hurling, the last encounter saw the Anthony Daly managed Clare cruise to a 2-15 to 1-09 victory. The fixture will take place in Cusack Park, Ennis.

Meanwhile Colm Collins’ footballers will also be aiming to make the most of home advantage when they welcome the men of Longford on July 4th. After receiving a twenty seven point defeat at the hands of Dublin, Jack Sheedy’s Longford will be aiming for a better result when they travel to Ennis. Clare will be assessing the injuries of key players in the lead-up to this game.

A double-header has been confirmed with the footballers opening proceedings at 17:00 while the hurlers spring into action at 19:00.

Round 1 Hurling Qualifiers;
Laois v Dublin
Westmeath v Limerick
Clare v Offaly
Wexford v Cork.

Round 2A Football Qualifiers;
Antrim v Fermanagh
Offaly v Dublin/Kildare
Clare v Longford
Cavan v Roscommon.