Clare Poised For Life In National Football League Division Two

Clare get their National Football League Division Two campaign underway this afternoon.

Colm Collins side have made the trip to Celtic Park to take on Derry, with the team being finalised late last night.

It sees Joe Hayes starting in goal behind a full back line of Dean Ryan, John Hayes and Martin McMahon.


Gordon Kelly is at centre back with Liam Markham and Cian O’Dea on the wings.

Gary Brennan lines out at midfield after helping Ballyea to victory, and the captain is partnered by Ciaran Russell.

Sean Collins, David Tubridy and Shane Brennan are the half forward line, with a full forward line of Jamie Malone, Eoin Cleary and Keelan Sexton.

Kevin Harnett and Cathal O’Connor miss out through injury, but both are expected to be available for next weekends clash with Down.

Manager Colm Collins says getting off to a winning start is a must in what will be a tough league campaign.

Throw in this afternoon is at 2pm, live commentary here on Clare FM in association with Liddy’s award winning Costcutter Roslevan and Mill Road, Ennis.

Last night saw Fermanagh getting the first points of Division Two when they beat Down by 1-16 to 0-10.

Elsewhere in Division Two today, Galway host Cork and Kildare go to Meath.

It’s a busy day of League action with games in all divisions.

In the top tier, Dublin begin the defence of their title against Cavan in Breffni Park, Tyrone host Roscommon, Donegal meet Kerry and Cavan host All-Ireland champions Dublin.

Monaghan beat Mayo by 1-11 to 0-12 in Castlebar last night.In Division 3, Tipperary play host to Antrim, Sligo meet Armagh and Longford take on London.

Louth eased to a 2-16 to 0-10 victory against Laois in Portlaoise.

And in Division 4 Waterford host London, Westmeath take on Carlow, Wicklow face Leitrim and Wexford take on Limerick.

In hurling

The Walsh Cup will also be decided today, with the Kilkenny and Galway hurlers meeting at 2pm.