Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh holds off Colm Galvin during his side’s narrow victory over Clare. Photogaph: Inpho

If that wasn’t the first real sniff of summer, then God help our senses. The weather wasn’t bad either, although both Kilkenny and Clare must meet aga(...)

Davy Fitzgerald:  Reiterated his certainty that nobody had been treated unfairly before stonewalling all-comers. Photograph: INPHO

The common observation after the kind of internecine conflict which broke out in the Clare hurling panel last week is that there are no winners. And a(...)

Davy O’Halloran told The Irish Times he felt “humiliated” by the treatment he received from Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald. Photograpgh: James Crombie/Inpho.

The Gaelic Players’ Association will be investigating the claimed “humiliating double-standard” treatment that two Clare hurlers claim they received f(...)

 Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-22 Dublin 2-20 Wow, did Clare hurling need this. Not just to breathe some life into their dangerously flat-lined Allianz League campaig(...)

Clare footballers may now avail of  Davy O’Halloran after he was dropped by the hurlers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Clare footballers may yet avail of a fourth All-Ireland winning hurler this year following Davy O’Halloran’s exit from the county’s hurling squad.(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has had to take disciplinary action against two of his squad, as he fights to keep Colm Galvin committed for the year ahead. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald has a battle on his hands going into this weekend’s must-win Allianz Hurling League encounter against Dublin. And he faces anot(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh rises high to catch a ball despite the challenge of Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18Last year’s memorable All-Ireland final and replay were characterised by an outgunned Cork somehow staying in touch with superior (...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh collects a high ball ahead of the Clare duo of  Pat Donnellan and John Conlon during the Munster SHC semi-final  at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18: Cork reversed the findings of last year’s All-Ireland final by defeating champions Clare on their first championship outing in t(...)

Clare’s Darach Honan in action against Waterford’s Liam Lawlor during  the Munster quarter-final at Thurles. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Come the leaf-turn end of summer in 1994, PJ Fitzpatrick ran his finger down the list of boys who were about to start junior infants in Clonlara NS wh(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath celebrates scoring a goal against Galway in the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14: Given the hurling championship it’s been so far it somehow made sense that the beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway have made t(...)