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2 newcomers join Podge Collins in Clare full-forward line to face Limerick

Saturday’s Munster quarter-final tie takes place in Ennis.

Clare footballer Podge Collins.
Clare footballer Podge Collins.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

PODGE COLLINS WILL be flanked by two Munster senior football championship debutants as Clare take on Limerick in Saturday’s quarter-final tie in Cusack Park.

Pat Burke, a Dublin native who has impressed since joining the Banner ranks this spring, is selected at left corner-forward while youngster Eoin Cleary is named at right corner-forward.

Injury rules out David Tubridy and Shane McGrath for the Banner with Collins leading the attack at the edge of the square while his brother Sean starts at left half-forward.

Gary Brennan captains the team at midfield with goalkeeper Joe Hayes and centre-back Gordon Kelly providing plenty of experience.

The substitutes contains former Clare senior hurlers Cathal McInerney and Davy O’Halloran along with Alan O’Neill, who is a recent All-Ireland U21 hurling winner with the county.

Limerick have named four championship debutants for a game which throws in at 7pm in Ennis on Saturday night.

Clare

1. Joe Hayes (Lissycasey)

2. Ciaran Russell (Éire Óg Ennis)
3. Kevin Hartnett (Meelick)
4. Martin McMahon (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)

5. Shane Hickey (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
6. Gordon Kelly (St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay
7. Dean Ryan (Éire Óg)

8. Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen)
9. Gary Brennan (Clondegad)

10. Shane Brennan (Clondegad)
11. Jamie Malone (Corofin
12. Sean Collins (Cratloe)

13. Eoin Cleary (St Joseph’s Miltown-Malbay)
14. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
15. Pat Burke (Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin)

Subs
16. Pierce Deloughrey (Cratloe)
17. Stephen Collins (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield)
18. Rory Donnelly (Cooraclare)
19. Chris Dunning (Wolfe Tones)
20. Sean Haugh (O’Curry’s)
21. Cathal McInerney (Cratloe)
22. Cian O’Dea (Kilfenora)
23. Davy O’Halloran (Éire Óg)
24. Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil)
25. Alan O’Neill (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield)
26. Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)

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Limerick hurlers hand out 3 championship debuts for Munster clash with Clare

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