With only one TG4 Senior Championship game taking place this bank holiday weekend all eyes will be on Clare versus Tipp as they battle it out in Birr on Monday evening (throw in 4.15pm).
The Banner County have been impressive this season, beating Fermanagh in the Division 3 final to cap off an encouraging league campaign but they came back down to earth with a bang when they were outclassed by Cork in the Munster Championship semi-final last month.
Tipperary were also beaten in the Munster Championship semi-final with Kerry making light work of the Premier County’s defence. Tipp’s youth teams are going from strength to strength but it may be a couple of years before the Tipperary senior side are a serious threat in the Championship.
As for this weekend expect an evenly matched contest and even though they are without the injured duo of Anne Marie Callinan and Gracy Lynch, we can expect the winning feeling to return to Clare.
Tipperary: N Noonan , T McGrath, C Condon, C Carroll, S Condon, S Lambert, B Ryan, J Grant, S Carew, G O’Brien, M Morrissey, S Costello, A Stauton, T Hickey, C Walsh
Clare: E O’Driscoll, C Hester, L Kelly, S Eustace, C Considine, E O’Connor, L Woods, M Considine, L Henchy, C Corry, N Keane, F Lafferty, E Condidine, N O’Dea, A Considine