Clare All Star  Conor McGrath and Sean Collins celebrate after last week’s hurling final victory  over Crusheen. Both players will be in action in the football final against Éire Óg as Cratloe aim to complet the double. Photo: James Crombie /Inpho

The village doesn’t feature all that highly on county Clare’s famous archive of ballads and traditional tunes and for many decades its GAA teams were (...)

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 (...)

Seán Collins with his brother Podge will be aiming to defeat Crusheen to  win the Clare hurling title. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday Down SFC final Burren v Kilcoo, Páirc Esler, 4.0 – A repeat of last year’s final sees new Down manager Jim McCorry in charge as Kilcoo attempt (...)

Limerick’s Richie McCarthy battles with Cork’s Patrick Horgan during last year’s Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

I was very impressed by Cork when they beat Clare but a couple of things have complicated the overall picture going into tomorrow’s Munster final. Cla(...)

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(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh rises high to catch a ball despite the challenge of Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18Last year’s memorable All-Ireland final and replay were characterised by an outgunned Cork somehow staying in touch with superior (...)

The Government has sanctioned the designation of 66 hectares of riverside lands, previously under the control of the Dublin Dockland Authority, for the new planning zone. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A fast-track planning scheme which would allow buildings up to 88 metres or 22 storeys high in Dublin’s docklands has been approved by An Bord Pleanál(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath is aware of the greater expectation on the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork or Waterford? Or Waterford or Cork? Conor McGrath says it doesn’t matter either way, because as far as Clare are concerned neither team will pre(...)

Clare’s Brendan Bugler and Jack Browne and  Niall O’Meara of Tipperary battle for possession during the Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final at the  Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-24 Clare 2-17 After the searing flames of 2013, a Tipper(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)