Paul Ryan (right, in action against Kilkenny) returns to the Dublin line-up and Tipperary will be wary of his ability if they infringe close to goal. Photograph: Inpho

It’s difficult to oppose Tipperary. In the familiar surroundings of their Thurles citadel, bolstered by the momentum of largely freewheeling, high -s(...)

Tipperary’s Dan McCormack and Clare’s David Reidy during their Munster hurling under-21 semi-final at Cusack Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Inpho

Clare 5-19Tipperary 1-25After-extra-time Four days on from the shock championship exit by their seniors, the Clare under-21 hurlers came out the right(...)

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 (...)

Dr Crokes’ Colm Cooper confronts  Michael Webster of Loughmore-Castleiney during the Munster club football semi-final in Killarney. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dr Crokes 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-5The margin of victory masks the story of this fractious and at times ill-tempered semi-final at Lewis Rd, Killa(...)

Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game against Loughmore-Castleiney. Photograph: Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 3-17 Loughmore Castleiney 2-18After the final whistle, the Loughmore-Castleiney supporters came out of the stand and gathered on the pitc(...)

Liam McGrath: scored eight points in Tipperary’s win in Thurles last night.

Tipperary booked their place in a second Munster U21 football championship final in four seasons by comfortably disposing of Clare’s challenge (...)