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Poll: Should Clare play Patrick Donnellan as a sweeper tomorrow?

The Banner are getting set to face Cork tommorrow. But how should their defence line up?

Clare captain Patrick Donnellan.
Clare captain Patrick Donnellan.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

CLARE’S PATH TO the All-Ireland senior hurling final saw them claim the scalps of Galway and Limerick.

Those victories in the All-Ireland quarter-final and semi-final were helped by the success of their sweeper tactic with captain Pat Donnellan performing the role expertly.

But in their recent drawn All-Ireland decider against Cork, Clare opted to a revert to a traditional formation with their six defenders going man-to-man with the Rebels attack.

Cork went on to bag three key goals in the second-half and Clare needed Domhnall O’Donovan’s priceless last point to tie the teams.

Now ahead of tomorrow’s replay, we want to hear what you think and whether Clare should place Donnellan as a sweeper.

Poll Results:

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