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’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 (...)

All games throw in at 2.0 Sunday and extra-time will be played if necessaryCONNACHT SFC FINALSt Brigid’s (Roscommon) v Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo), Dr H(...)

Midleton’s Seamus O’Farrell and James Nagle close in on Sixmilebridge’s Seadna Morey at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sixmilebridge 1-17 Midleton 1-13In the final set-to of an extraordinary year for the counties – yesterday’s was their seventh senior competitive hurli(...)

Rory Shanahan of Sixmilebridge with Newmarket’s Colin Ryan in the final of the Clare hurling championship  at Cusack Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Sixmilebridge 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-11Exhibiting a tremendous second-half display, Sixmilebridge achieved their 11th title, defeating reignin(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling and Declan Hannon lift the Dr Harty Cup for Ard Scoil Ris in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In the countdown to another seemingly inseparable All-Ireland hurling semi-final – this time between Limerick and Clare – Niall Moran has found himsel(...)