Clare and Waterford are readying themselves for what will be their third clash within the space of a month on Sunday week, with both managers Davy Fitzgerald and Derek McGrath hoping that their stars can remain fit between now and then.
However, Lady Luck has not smiled upon the Banner, as they will be without John Conlon, David McInerney, Conor Ryan and Aaron Cunningham for the semi-final with the Déise in Thurles.
Clare overcame Waterford in 160 minutes of action in the League final, and now Fitzgerald, Dónal Óg Cusack, Paul Kinnerk and Co. will have to pit their heads together to come up with a new plan to out-think their opposite corner.
The Banner have not won the Munster Senior Hurling Championship since 1998, and 2008 was the last time that they won a game in the province. However, buoyed by their League success, many believe that this can be the year that they can finally make a breakthrough and put in a big performance in Semple Stadium.
The Déise will feel that they left the League title behind them in the final, and will learn from their mistakes next week.
Hat-tip to Hogan Stand.
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