"It's a fantastic feeling, fantastic day for Clare football and a fantastic day for all the people that supported us in the bad days". 

That was how Clare manager Colm Collins summed up the county's win over Roscommon in Round 4A of the qualifiers. Next up for the Banner is another date with Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final on 31 July.

Son Podge was equally taken aback by what he and his colleagues have achieved this summer.

"This is the most special day I've had in a Clare jersey and to do with the lads who have been slogging away with the team over the last 12 is a great delight," he said.