Clare’s senior hurling boss has praised the spirit his side of shown in this year’s All Ireland series as they prepare for a quarter final clash with Waterford tomorrow.
Brian Lohan’s men have juggled injuries and other absentees to blood nine new players this campaign.
A Munster quarter final loss to Limerick was followed up by hard fought wins over Laois and Wexford in the qualifier series, with the Deise now standing in the Banner’s way of a date in Croke Park.
The Clare starting 15 is set to be named later today.
Lohan says he’s confident about the qualities his panel possess whichever side takes to the field.
A former Waterford captain, meanwhile, says he thinks tomorrow’s encounter will be a 50-50 battle.
The Deise will have had just six days between their Munster final loss to Limerick and tomorrow’s tie, with Clare having gained an extra day’s break after their win over Wexford.
Shane Ahern, who skippered the side in the 1989 Munster final, says that could possibly tip the scales in the Banner’s favour tomorrow afternoon.
Throw-in for that match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh is tomorrow at 3:45 and we’ll have live coverage here on Clare FM with Matt Waters Clare Fruit & Veg Market, Turnpike Road, and Geraghty’s Spar & Off-License, Turnpike, Ennis.