John Martin

John Martin: Banner pain can dump Tipp

STILL ALIVE…John Martin has tipped Clare to bounce back

GAELIC Life columnist John Martin believes that Clare’s bruised pride could be the key to a shock All-Ireland quarter-final win over Tipperary.

The Banner county lost 1-25 to 1-20 against Cork in the Munster final, and Martin believes that there will be a backlash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.


“There’s a backlash in this Clare team – and the timing is right for it to be unleashed this weekend,” said Martin.

“It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall last Monday as the Clare players were gathered together to watch the rerun of the Munster final.”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, available in shops and online here.