Collins hails Banner's battling qualities

March 19, 2018

Clare manager Colm Collins.
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Colm Collins was thrilled with the battling qualities displayed by his Clare side in their superb win over Cork on Saturday night.

The Banner boosted their survival hopes in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League with a first victory on Leeside in 22 years.

"We held out at the end and we have plenty of things to tidy up on," the Clare manager told the Irish Examiner.

"We spurned a couple of good chances and we dropped a lot of ball short, which I wouldn't be happy with, but the spirit and honesty of these fellas is massive. When you've a team like that you just enjoy being part of it.

"It was very important to get two points because we blew any chance we had (of promotion) against Roscommon but at least now we're going into the last game in a relatively good position.

"I'm delighted, the number of Clare teams who've come down here and won you could count on one hand."



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