Clare and Waterford take to the field again in the Allianz Hurling League Division One final at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Tactics – defined in the dictionary as “an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end – is the subject of my maiden Irish Times jo(...)

David McInerney of Clare is set to miss Sunday’s Allianz League final against Waterford with a back injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that one of his top stars will be left “devastated” when he is omitted from the starting line-up for Sunday(...)

Clare’s Seán and Podge Collins celebrate winning Allianz Football League Division Three Final on Saturday. Podge will be targeting a Division One Hurling title with Clare next Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

About five minutes from the end of last Sunday’s league semi-final win over Kilkenny, Podge Collins chased down an overhit pass to dispossess Lester R(...)

Clare’s David Tubridy scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division 3 Final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-17 Kildare 1-19 Eoin Cleary emerged as Clare’s last-gasp hero at Croke Park with the winning point seven minutes into injury-time to secure a(...)

Podge Collins suffered a long-term Achilles injury which kept him out of last year’s championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There is no turning away from it now. The Clare hurlers have spent a very enjoyable spring journeying through the fringe theatres of hurling, and chal(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: “This is still a very competitive division, trust me. We have to go down to Laois and to Limerick still . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with all his ducks lined up in near perfect order, Davy Fitzgerald still sees some misalignment with the Allianz Hurling League. The format, say(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)

Former All-Star goalkeeper will give up his role as a hurling analyst on RTÉ’s The Sunday Game to join up with Davy Fitzgerald on the Clare management team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Exactly how or indeed why Donal Óg Cusack has joined the Clare hurling team as a coach and selector for 2016 is not yet entirely clear, although it ma(...)

Munster champions Tipperary open their defence against Cork next summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork and Tipperary will open next year’s championship in Munster after being drawn in the preliminary round. This last happened in 2010 and Tippera(...)