Davy Fitzgerald: “This is still a very competitive division, trust me. We have to go down to Laois and to Limerick still . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with all his ducks lined up in near perfect order, Davy Fitzgerald still sees some misalignment with the Allianz Hurling League. The format, say(...)

University of Limerick 1-11 Waterford 0-10Brian Lohan’s University of Limerick eliminated Waterford from the Waterford Crystal Cup for the second succ(...)

Clare captain Paul Flanagan with the trophy after their victory over Antrim in the All-Ireland  under-21 hurling final at Semple Stadium. Photograph:   Brendan Moran /Sportsfile

Clare 2-28 Antrim 0-12: It wasn’t the complete landslide that was predicted, it was worse, Clare having to hold themselves back in the end to prevent (...)

Clare captain Paul Flanagan after his side won the Munster final against Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Whatever slight glimmer of hope or remote outside chance Antrim might somehow take out Clare in this under-21 showdown probably ended in Croke Park ar(...)