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(...)