Clare keen to follow in footsteps of Cavan and Tipp, says Collins

March 08, 2021

Clare's Podge Collins and Shane Enright of Kerry

Clare dual star Podge Collins has confirmed that he will be back playing for the Banner County’s footballers in 2021.

Speaking on My Icons, the special edition of the RTÉ GAA podcast over the weekend which discussed GAA stars' childhood heroes, the former hurling All Star says he hopes Clare’s footballers can emulate the achievements of Cavan and Tipperary this past season in upsetting the odds to capture provincial glory.

"I'm in with the football panel this year," he said. "Hopefully it goes well. We're training away by ourselves hard.

"Tipperary winning Munster last year, you'd kind of put yourself on a similar level to them even though they've had more underage success than we would have in Clare in football.

"They've got some unbelievable talent on their team and off their bench but you would look at teams like them and Cavan and they are teams that we are competing against consistently.

"Their success last year - Tipperary winning Munster, Cavan winning Ulster, and going on to an All-Ireland semi-final - is something you would obviously like and if you're as good as they were this year, you'll get to that point."

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