Clare supporters mob Shane O’Donnell after the GOAL challenge game at Sixmilebridge. Photograph:   Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

In Sixmilebridge, there is a row of houses so close to the GAA pitch people can keep one eye on the television and another on the match outside their (...)

 Limerick’s Tom Condon and Richie McCarthy tackle Cork’s Luke O’Farrell during the Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fundamentally this is an age-old rivalry that is never easily predicted. These are two neighbouring counties with a lot of cross-border connections. M(...)