Former hurling All-Star Padraic Collins will be back with the Clare footballers in 2021 and is hoping the Banner can follow in the footsteps of last year's surprise provincial champions Tipperary and Cavan.

"I'm in with the football panel this year," Collins told My Icons, a special edition of the RTÉ GAA podcast discussing GAA stars' childhood heroes. 

"Hopefully it goes well. We're training away by ourselves hard.

"Tipperary winning Munster last year, you'd kind of put yourself on a similar level to them even though they've had more underage success than we would have in Clare in football.

"They've got some unbelievable talent on their team and off their bench but you would look at teams like them and Cavan and they are teams that we are competing against consistently.

"Their success last year - Tipperary winning Munster, Cavan winning Ulster, and going on to an All-Ireland semi-final - is something you would obviously like and if you're as good as they were this year, you'll get to that point."

Collins also shares his feelings on the Tailteann Cup and reveals who his inspirations were in both football and hurling in the episode, which you can watch below or listen on Apple PodcastsSoundcloudSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.