Clare were originally meant to play on July 1st but the fixture has been pushed ahead to Wednesday June 24th to accommodate Tipperary’s involvement in the Munster Minor Football Final which takes place on July 5th.
Kenny Morrissey is in his first year as manager of the Clare Minors having served as a selector to Eamon Fennessy since 2012. Morrissey’s charges first outing of the 2015 Championship is the upcoming semi-final whereas their opponents have already tasted Championship action with a 1-14 to 0-16 win over Waterford.
Ard Scoil Rís student and Parteen defender Nathan Fox has been selected as Captain of the Clare team with Wolfe Tones man Aron Shanagher selected as Vice-Captain. Kilmaley’s Páraic McNamara is a serious doubt having picked up a knee injury playing for the Clare Minor Footballers versus Limerick on April 29th. Éinne O’Connor is still recovering from a broken collarbone injury.
In their victory over Waterford, Tipperary hit just 1-03 from play so All-Ireland medallist Morrissey will have informed his charges of the importance of staying disciplined in the tackle as Templederry Kenyons freetaker Daragh Carey is quiet accurate from placed balls.
A total of eighteen Clare panellists are currently sitting the Leaving Certificate which has limited the amount of work Morrissey and his trainers Alan Markham and Martin Duggan can do when it comes to the contact side of the sport. Semple Stadium is the venue for the clash.