In-form forwards are key for Banner

CLARE bid to set up a rematch with Cork when they travel to the Gaelic Grounds for this evening’s Munster MFC play-off clash against Limerick.

After their opening round reversal against the Rebels, Clare bounced back with a victory over Waterford.

That 14-point win illustrated the Banner’s attacking potential in the form of Niall Hickey, Eoin Cleary, Martin O’Leary and Conor Cleary. Clare boss Michael Neylon will be hoping they can utilise that artillery again.

Limerick’s season began with a seven-point defeat to Tipperary in Kilmallock last week. Midfielder Dara Tracey and attacker Frances O’Riordan impressed for Tom McGlinchey’s men.

Limerick have home advantage but Clare can channel the momentum generated by their win over Waterford to advance to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Leinster minor hurling championship commences this afternoon with four preliminary round clashes. Kildare entertain Meath in Newbridge, Offaly travel to Wexford Park to face the home side, Laois are at home to Westmeath in Portlaoise while Carlow play Wicklow in Dr Cullen Park.

In Connacht, the minor football championship begins this afternoon in Croke Park with Roscommon facing New York.

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