Collins – Clare Authors Of Our Own Destruction

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Clare boss Colm Collins admits the squad are bitterly disappointed after seeing their bid to reach the top tier of the National Football League come up short.

A poor first half showing against Mayo proved costly with a brave Banner fightback not enough as the Connacht side ran out 2-22 to 2-18 winners in Cusack Park.

James Horan’s side raided for two first half goals that saw them open up an 11 point lead at the break, before green flags from Eire Óg duo Darren O’Neill and Gavin Cooney set up a tense finale.


It proved too little too late, and while Collins was proud of the fightback, he was taking little solace in moral victories.