Davy Fitzgerald: “Between this summer and the next two or three summers we will be working very hard to get a fifth All-Ireland back to Clare in 130 years.”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The hurling life of Davy Fitzgerald has been accompanied by the singularly fatalistic perspective from which he views the best and worst of days. Nobo(...)

“I know the intensity and work rate is coming back,” says Davy Fitzgerald of his Clare hurling team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Davy Fitzgerald, in a rare interview outside a match-day situation, has stated his intent to continue as Clare hurling manager regardless of result(...)

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 Manager Colm Collins with his team -  they have welcomed Davy O’Halloran into their panel. Photo:  James Crombie

Davy O’Halloran, who left the Clare hurling panel last month after refusing to accept what he considered to be a ‘humiliating’ punishment by the manag(...)

Nicky O’Connell has returned to the Clare hurling panel after apologising to his team mates. Photograph: Inpho

Nicky O’Connell, one of the Clare hurlers caught up in the recent humiliation row, has returned to the panel after making an apology to the squad over(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: Clare manager has been in the eye of the storm over the treatment of Davy O’Halloran. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Many years ago, my friend and I made unsteady progress back to the place where we were staying. Having let ourselves in, we fumbled around in the dark(...)

The GPA will be taking no further action against Clare after hurlers Davy O’Halloran and Nickey O’Connell complained about the disciplinary treatment they received from manager Davy Fitzgerald. Photograph: Inpho

It appears that no further action is to be taken by the Gaelic Players Association in relation to the issues raised in the Clare hurling panel. Accord(...)

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(...)

Davy Fitzgerald:  Reiterated his certainty that nobody had been treated unfairly before stonewalling all-comers. Photograph: INPHO

The common observation after the kind of internecine conflict which broke out in the Clare hurling panel last week is that there are no winners. And a(...)

Davy O’Halloran told The Irish Times he felt “humiliated” by the treatment he received from Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald. Photograpgh: James Crombie/Inpho.

The Gaelic Players’ Association will be investigating the claimed “humiliating double-standard” treatment that two Clare hurlers claim they received f(...)