Cork and Tipperary players follow the ball during the 1987 Munster hurling final replay played at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The puzzling over where to play next month’s Munster hurling final is largely the product of a situation, which sees two of the province’s counties – (...)

Clare’s Darach Honan will be looking to make more of an impression against Shane O’Neill in today’s All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After the draw the main feeling was that Clare were simply the better team and that Cork had been unbelievably lucky. They needed goals, which they ha(...)

Cork’s Conor O’Sullivan and Conor McGrath of Clare clash in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off last April.  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

They’re here because they’re here. The unfolding of the All-Ireland hurling championship has brought us to a final between Cork and Clare that was ent(...)