A Munster semi-final awaits the winner of Tipperary vs Clare this Sunday. These two teams went through their respective League campaigns without making any headlines and remaining in their respective divisions. But, Championship football can throw up surprises. This year, the knock-out format means there is no room for error so games will be nervy and anything can happen.
Clare’s win over Fermanagh in the first game back proved to be enough to save them in Division 2. Last weekend, they lost to Armagh but remained above the dropzone. There were some good spells against Armagh that Colm Collins will be very encouraged by. However, it will take a good performance for the full 70 minutes to advance in the Championship.
In Division 3, Tipperary secured their survival by beating Leitrim in round 7. A goal in each half went a long way to their success. Liam Casey’s strike five minutes from time put the game beyond Leitrim. But, the Connacht side fought for the full game. As a result, Tipperary are well prepared heading into the Championship.
Last season, Tipperary lost two in a row in the Championship. Now, it will only take one game to end their season. Hence, there is no room for error. In contrast, Clare bounced back from their defeat to Kerry in the Munster semi-final by going all the way to the fourth round of the qualifiers. There, just a point stopped them from going to the Super 8s.
Paddy Power have gone with Tipperary as the 8/11 favourites. Clare are 11/8 and a draw is 15/2.
GAA GO are live streaming the game.
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final: Tipperary vs Clare, Sunday, November 1st, 13:00 (Semple Stadium).
Well done to our senior footballers who have secured Division 3 status following a 2-11 to 0-15 win over Leitrim. We now focus on Clare in the championship next weekend. pic.twitter.com/XF7HPrRzKp
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) October 25, 2020