As they attempt to put their Championship run back on the road, John Conlon insists Clare will be treating Laois with the utmost respect this Saturday.
According to Conlon the men in Saffron and Blue will be taking nothing for granted as they welcome Laois to Cusack Park. “Nothing can be taken for granted, anytime we have played Laois in the championship they have been very competitive. They put it up to us again in the league this year and we have to be careful and be at the top of our game. It’s knock-out now and anything can happen”.
Cheddar Plunkett’s Laois side come into the tie on the back of Leinster Championship wins over Carlow and Westmeath but were knocked out in the last four by Galway. John states the O’Moore County have shocked teams in the past and it’s why Clare need to be on top of their game. “It’s game by game and we must give everyone respect. We will be giving Laois utmost respect the same as we would do if we were playing anybody else”.
It’ s been a month since the side’s last outing and the Clonlara man told The Clare Champion that they are determined to put in a display that was absent as they fell down to Waterford in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on June 5th.
“We have to be at the top of our game and produce a work-rate that was missing against Waterford. We must work hard for each other and leave everything on the field, we didn’t do that in the first round and we must get back to what we are good at”.