Tony Kelly: his 1-14 from play accounts for 18 per cent of Clare’s total in the league this season. Photograph: Inpho.

Clare and Limerick renew rivalries this weekend in a fitting introduction to the 2015 Munster championship, and if the league is anything to g(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: “We’re very close. We’ve always been very close.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

If the disciplinary row, loss of dual players, and eventual league relegation has somehow upset Clare’s hurling championship preparations then Shane (...)

 Limerick’s Cian Lynch in action against Dublin at Croke Park during this year’s league campaign. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cian Lynch may not be the obvious candidate to retell the tale of Limerick’s famous Munster hurling semi-final win over Clare in 1996, although he wa(...)

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley scores the winning point despite the efforts of Clare’s Cian Dillon during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A relegation play-off at Nowlan Park Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 1-17The sense of unreality that surrounded the two most recent All-Ireland champions contesting yesterday’s relegation play-off in(...)

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(...)

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.(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)

Galway captain David Collins leaves the field after his side’s last gasp win over Clare in the Allianz League. (Photograph: INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy)

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17A last gasp winner, a bit of a row over a dry ball being slipped in for the crucial free and a tight struggle between neighbours(...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane: Was in good scoring form for UCC against Limerick. Photo: Dara MacDonaill

Limerick 0-22 UCC 1-17 Four late points earned Limerick a place in the Waterford Crystal Cup final after a 40-score semi-final win over a UCC s(...)

Higher Education GAA Senior Championships at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

This year’s Sigerson Cup draw has scheduled one of the year’s most anticipated third level duels for the very first round, as 2012 champions DCU take (...)