Tony Kelly: “The biggest thing was that we weren’t doing ourselves justice on the field as a group.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tony Kelly was sent into the league semi-final against Kilkenny after 52 minutes. He might have anticipated entering the match just when it was beginn(...)

Clare’s Colm Galvin breaks his hurley while tussling with Lester Ryan of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League semi-final at Semple Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Exactly a year ago to the day Colm Galvin called manager Davy Fitzgerald aside before Clare training and pushed the nuclear button. Wanderlust had go(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Podge Collins suffered a long-term Achilles injury which kept him out of last year’s championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There is no turning away from it now. The Clare hurlers have spent a very enjoyable spring journeying through the fringe theatres of hurling, and chal(...)

The Cork hurlers have yet to register a win in this season’s league campaign with old foes Kilkenny determined to underline the gap between the counties. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

It has been a troubled spring by the Lee. The Cork hurlers will salute the past tonight by playing in the specially commissioned – and splendid – jers(...)

“I love hurling. But there are more important things in life. Your family and your health. Hurling is . . . it is fun and enjoyment and it gets you excited. I think we all need something. It doesn’t have to be hurling.” Photograph: Inpho

What winds Davy Fitzgerald up? And who is he anyhow? Yes, he is still – always – the fiercely energetic and fine goalkeeper in a Clare group that seem(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)

Limerick’s Donal O’Grady has retired. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 3-17 Cork 0-18 Limerick made it two wins from two thanks to a greater goalscoring threat against Cork at Mallow on Sunday. While the home t(...)

Donal Óg Cusack: joins Davy Fitzgerald on Clare sideline for Cork clash. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so to the rubberneckers’ paradise that we call the GAA’s preseason tournaments. Wrapping up good and warm and dry and getting out to sniff the ai(...)

Limerick defender Seamus Hickey is the new GPA chairman. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey is the new chairman of the Gaelic Players Association after being elected at Saturday’s AGM of the players’ body (...)