Clare 1-12 1-13 Down

Kevin Harnett and Benny Coulter
Benny Coulter attempts to burst away from Kevin Harnett

Last year's All-Ireland finalists Down endured a tight squeak against Clare before hanging on to win by a point.

With Caolan Mooney making his debut, Conor Laverty's goal helped Down into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead in Ennis.

However, Timmy Ryan's goal helped Clare draw level and Down led only 1-6 to 1-5 at half-time.

Down moved 1-11 to 1-6 ahead but Clare took control to level at 1-12 to 1-12 but Paul McComiskey's late point earned the Mournemen a fortunate win.

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Down: B McVeigh, A Brannigan, D Gordon, B McArdle, D Rooney, K McKernan, K Duffin, L Doyle, K King, C Mooney, M Clarke, M Poland, P McComiskey, B Coulter, C Laverty.

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Clare 1-12 1-13 Down

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