Clare hoping for the "Tompkins" effect
The news that Clare will be able to field three non native players for the forthcoming season is set to significantly boost the county's strength in depth.
The last man to make the move from his native Kildare to Cork was of course Larry Tompkins who is now regarded as a Rebel legend after he helped the county to Sam Maguire in the late 1980's.
The addition of the two Kildare players along with Dublin's David O Connor is a boost for Clare and it will be interesting to see what impact they make over the coming months.
To try and make training in Clare and to be available for matches will be a tough test of committment for the trio but Clare manager Michael Mc Dermott would not have approached the players if he did not feel they will make a significant impact on the county sides fortunes.
The first players to be adopted under the gaa own "Granny rule" will be watched closely and one hopes that where Cork prospered with the adoption of Shay Fahy and the aforementioned Tompkins