Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh holds off Colm Galvin during his side’s narrow victory over Clare. Photogaph: Inpho

If that wasn’t the first real sniff of summer, then God help our senses. The weather wasn’t bad either, although both Kilkenny and Clare must meet aga(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will be looking for a first league win of the season when they host Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Today Division 1A Clare v Dublin (Cusack Park, 3pm) nWell, it’s not as if there is any other sporting fixture of interest on at this time.(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has had to take disciplinary action against two of his squad, as he fights to keep Colm Galvin committed for the year ahead. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald has a battle on his hands going into this weekend’s must-win Allianz Hurling League encounter against Dublin. And he faces anot(...)

Mary I’s application to postpone Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals has been rejected. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Fitzgibbon Cup weekend will go ahead in Limerick IT this weekend. This has emerged after an application by Mary Immaculate College to the Dispute(...)

Galway captain David Collins leaves the field after his side’s last gasp win over Clare in the Allianz League. (Photograph: INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy)

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17A last gasp winner, a bit of a row over a dry ball being slipped in for the crucial free and a tight struggle between neighbours(...)

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 captain Tony Kelly lifts the trophy after last night’s win over Wexford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All week Clare had battled the dangers of overwhelming favouritism. Dublin’s fate in the football semi-final against Donegal was circulated as a vacci(...)

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 celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern collides with the knee of Clare’s Jack Browne during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier  Round 1 Replay at Wexford Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 2-25 Clare 2-22 (AET)Wexford deposed All-Ireland champions Clare amidst extraordinary scenes of jubilation in Wexford Park this evening before(...)