Tom Condon backs Clare’s ‘brave’ decision to travel to Limerick for Munster final

Former Limerick defender Tom Condon has backed Clare’s “daring” decision to take the Munster final to the TUS Gaelic Grounds.

After Pairc Ui Chaoimh and FBD Semple Stadium were proposed as potential venues for the 11 June clash, Munster Council fixed the game for Limerick home after Clare agreed.

Clare inflicted Limerick’s first Championship hurling defeat in almost four years in the round-robin stage on April 29 at the Ennis Road venue, which is a much more convenient destination for their supporters than Cork or Thurles.

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And Condon doesn’t think it backfires on them.

“No, and fair play to the Clare County Board too for introducing him, it was a bold move!” he smiled.

“From my point of view, the Gaelic Grounds is also almost a home game for Clare.

“Clare, I know they haven’t won against Limerick in the Championship in so many years, but now they have that monkey on their back and Clare loves playing on the Gaelic Grounds. They have always played well on the Gaelic Grounds.