Killarney Legion’s James O’Donoghue celebrates James O’Sullivan’s equalising point against South Kerry in last week’s drawn Kerry SFC final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Matches Sunday at 2.0 unless stated Munster club SFC semi-finals Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) v Miltown Malbay (Clare), Clonmel Sportsfield (...)

Brian McIver: “We have never won an Ulster club title so we can’t put that pressure on ourselves.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/InphoPaton

“I don’t do pressure. It is the players who have the responsibility,” says Paul McIver with such low-key candour that you know he isn’t trying to conv(...)

It has been a mixed eight days for  hurling’s Cunningham clan. Photograph: Inpho

Name of the game It has been a mixed eight days for hurling’s Cunningham clan. At the weekend the Dublin and Galway managers, Ger and Anthony, (...)

Shane O’Donnell found himself outnumbered too often to hurt Limerick.

Clare get their priorities back to front against Limerick Clare first used an auxiliary defender in championship in the 2004 All-Ireland quarte(...)

A dejected Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the defeat to Limerick. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick 1-19 Clare 2-15 In the end it was John Fitzgibbon who brought the curtain down on a compelling opening act in this year’s GAA Munster (...)

 Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-22 Dublin 2-20 Wow, did Clare hurling need this. Not just to breathe some life into their dangerously flat-lined Allianz League campaig(...)

Gearóid McKiernan has already missed one game and is due to return to face Roscommon in his county’s league opener.

Cavan have still not decided whether to seek a hearing on behalf of midfielder Gearóid McKiernan against a proposed two-match suspension for alleged u(...)

Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin of Clare celebrate victory at the end of the All-Ireland Hurling Under-21 Championship Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every so often a special group of players comes along and lights up the sporting world with their achievements. What special ability, expertise, capac(...)

Clare’s Aaron Cunningham celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Bord Gáis Energy  All-Ireland under-21 hurling final against Wexford at   Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Wexford 3-11Clare showed that the county’s hurlers haven’t gone away at the end of a summer during which they may have lost their senior Al(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly: he may well hit form for the climax of the championship today. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

On top of the riches enjoyed by Clare hurling at under-age and their apparently inexorable march towards a third successive All-Ireland at the grade(...)