GAA: Clare defeat Waterford by 3-11 to 0-12 in Munster semi-final
Last Updated: 14/06/14 9:53pm
Clare booked a Munster semi-final date with Kerry after defeating Waterford by 3-11 to 0-12 at Fraher Field.
Gary Brennan’s 24th-minute goal separated the sides at the interval, the Banner leading 1-6 to 0-6, and further maximums from Shane Brennan and Rory Donnelly secured victory.
Waterford produced a late comeback to secure a draw in Ennis last week and they started brightly in this quarter-final replay, racing into a four-point lead despite an early black card for Shane Aherne.
Dual star Sean Collins got Clare off the mark before captain Brennan rifled home an equalising goal, and unanswered scores from Shane McGrath (2) and David Tubridy gave Clare a three-point half-time lead.
Waterford had Tommy Prendergast black-carded before the break and Colm Collins’ side picked up where they left off after the restart, scoring three further points without reply before Shane Brennan netted their second goal.
Gary Brennan and Kieran Russell cancelled out scores from Declan Allen and Paul Whyte, and Donnelly bagged the visitors’ third goal to confirm their progress.
Clare will host Kerry on June 22 while Waterford face a trip to Carlow or Meath in the first round of the qualifiers a week later.
Clare: G Brennan 1-2, S Brennan, R Donnelly 1-0 each, S Collins, S McGrath 0-3 each, D Tubridy, J Malone, C Russell 0-1 each.
Waterford: P Whyte 0-5 (4f), JJ Hutchinson 0-4, L O’Lionain 0-2, D Allen 0-1.