Colm Cooper returns to the Kerry starting XV for the first time since the 2013  All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Finally, after 16 months not without a few set backs, Kerry’s Colm Cooper returns from a ruptured cruciate and fractured kneecap. The eight time All S(...)

Clare’s Rory Donnelly holds off the challenge of  Limerick’s Cian Sheehan during the   Munster SFC quarter-final at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

  Clare 0-15 Limerick 0-13 Clare substitute Cathal McInerney proved to be his county’s hero, kicking two late points, to put the Banne(...)

 Tony Kelly is still Clare’s Mr Reliable what is now a mis-firing forward line. Photograph: James Crombie

This is a big weekend because the Munster championship is starting but how important is the actual outcome of tomorrow’s Clare- Limerick match in T(...)

Clare Selector Ger Keane with manager Colm Collins. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare football manager Colm Collins will have to watch his sides’s Munster championship opener from the stands after being slapped with a 12-week ban (...)

Clare footballers may now avail of  Davy O’Halloran after he was dropped by the hurlers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Clare footballers may yet avail of a fourth All-Ireland winning hurler this year following Davy O’Halloran’s exit from the county’s hurling squad.(...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan is fouled by David Ryan of Cratloe  during their Munster club hurling championship match at Walsh Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cratloe 3-7 Ballygunner 1-10 Clare champions Cratloe left wind-swept Walsh Park with a precious three-point victory in the opening round of the Munst(...)

Cratloe’s brothers David, Padraic and Sean  Collins  celebrate with the Clare senior football championship trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Cratloe 2-12, Éire Óg 0-11: In a way this is your typical GAA success story, a father and his sons combining for county final glory. That’s nothing ne(...)

Conor Ryan of Cratloe   battles with  Crusheen’s Alan Tuohy during the Clare Senior Hurling Club Final at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cratloe 0-14 Crusheen 0-6Cratloe triumphed for only the second time in the Clare Senior hurling championship at Cusack Park Ennis, when they defeated (...)

Clare’s Seádna Morey scores a goal for during the final moments of regulation time in the All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier against Wexford at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare 2-25 Wexford 2-25 (after extra time)Unfancied Wexford put it up to Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday and almost pulled off the first sensa(...)