Serv­ing up sign of things to come THE 60 SEC­OND RE­PORT

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GAA -

Co-op Su­per­stores Mun­ster SHL Colin Guil­foyle’s late goal was the turn­ing point. It was the kind of game which was go­ing to be won by the team which raised a green flag, and the Clare sub­sti­tute’s quick re­ac­tion and crisp strike made all the dif­fer­ence. The qual­ity of the fin­ish. In the fi­nal ten min­utes Cork looked to have the game in the bag but Clare pro­duced one fi­nal ef­fort. Not a game likely to be con­fused with an out­ing in the Mun­ster cham­pi­onship, but an en­ter­tain­ing day for all in at­ten­dance. For Clare, with the win, and Colin Guil­foyle, Gary Cooney and Diar­muid Ryan in par­tic­u­lar. Like­wise in the Cork colours, where young­sters like Pa Collins, Robert Downey and Conor Ca­ha­lane gave de­cent dis­plays. Pro­gramme buy­ers. Clare had four changes in per­son­nel, and Cork had five: fac­tor in po­si­tional switches and there were a lot of biro squig­gles on a lot of pro­grammes be­fore the game even be­gan. Clare im­proved hugely af­ter half-time, coun­ter­ing Cork’s sup­ply to the in­side for­ward line and pulling the vis­i­tors’ full-back line out of po­si­tion. Ban­ner management also moved Jack Browne to the full-back line when a cou­ple of play­ers picked up yel­low cards.

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