Clare hammer Down minor hurlers in All-Ireland quarter-final

Clare's Shane O'Donnell tries to burst away from Down's Ryan Brannigan

Clare earned a predictably facile 3-19 to 0-5 win over Ulster champions Down in Saturday's All-Ireland Minor Hurling quarter-finals at Mullingar.

Robbie Duggan's goal helped the beaten Munster finalists into an early 1-4 to 0-2 lead.

A further Shane O'Connell three-pointer extended the Clare advantage to 2-11 to 0-3 by the interval.

Duggan hit Clare's third goal as the Banner county set up an All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin.

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