Collins: Waterford will have their homework done

May 10, 2019

Clare manager Colm Collins.
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Despite being strong favourites to see off the challenge of Waterford in this weekend’s Munster SFC opener, Clare manager Colm Collins has stressed that it would be remiss of them to take their opponents for granted.

Clare operate in NFL 2 while Waterford languish in FL4. Their championship form in recent years suggest that the Banner will record a comfortable win at home.

However, when speaking to the Clare Champion, the Cratloe native was in no doubt that they will be meeting a well prepared and well drilled Waterford side.

“The knowledge and the work that is being done by backroom teams is totally professional. Waterford will know us inside out and the last time they came to Ennis, we were lucky to get the second chance,” said Collins.

He added: “You can be sure that they will have their homework done on Clare, they will have seen all our games and they will be well versed. I have come across Benji Whelan before. He is an excellent guy and he was over the Nire when they beat Cratloe in a Munster club semi-final down there a few years ago.

“This guy is really capable, so we need to make sure that we get everything in order for our own performance. We will be treating Waterford like we treat every other team and that’s what is important.”

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