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 (...)

Michael Fennelly made his seasonal  return for Kilkenny in last month’s NHL quarter-final victory over Wexford and is hoping he has done enough to start in Sunday’s semi-final against Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly is hoping to start against Galway in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Galway at the Gaelic G(...)

Rory Shanahan of Sixmilebridge with Newmarket’s Colin Ryan in the final of the Clare hurling championship  at Cusack Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Sixmilebridge 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-11Exhibiting a tremendous second-half display, Sixmilebridge achieved their 11th title, defeating reignin(...)

Clare joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor during the comprehensive All-Ireland Under-21 final victory over Antrim at Thurles. “We may never see this again in county Clare,” says Maloney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The work of Gerry O’Connor and Donal Maloney is done. Clare’s joint under-21 managers have had a massive influence on at least four starters and a raf(...)

 Cork’s Séamus Harnedy wins the ball ahead of Clare’s Domhnall O’Donovan during the Munster  SHC semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork’s man of the match in their unexpected Munster semi-final defeat of Clare may have been the only debutant on the team but Séamus Harnedy’s hurlin(...)