Tipperary hurler Sean Curran says the reigning All-Ireland Champions have a renewed self-confidence after their 6-26 to 1-19 victory over Dublin in Round 2 of the Qualifiers.
Curran is wary however, of the challenge that Clare will pose in Saturday’s match because he has played against most of their team and underage level and come off second best, most notably in the 2012 Munster U-21 Final.
He told GAA.ie, “Of course, everyone would be (wary) with the forwards they have. And it's not just their forwards, they have serious backs as well. I suppose they're coming off the back of a defeat to Cork similar to our defeat against Cork.
“It looks like we're very evenly matched teams. We know we need to be at our best to beat Clare any day of the week. They'll be thinking the same thing.”