IT WAS VERY much a family affair in Salthill today, as Clare’s footballers celebrated securing an All-Ireland quarter-final place at the expense of Roscommon.
After the game, there were emotional scenes, as Pádraic ‘Podge’ Collins embraced his mother Katherine and his father Colm, who manages the Clare team.
Dual star Collins, who was part of Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland-winning hurling side, came off the bench in the 47th minute of this afternoon’s match.
The younger Collins can’t relax yet, however, as he is now expected to line out for the hurlers’ crucial All-Ireland quarter-final with Galway in Semple Stadium tomorrow.
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