Clare’s Shane O’Donnell scores his side’s first goal despite the challenge from Cork’s Stephen Murphy at Cusack Park, Ennis, last night. Photograph: Sportsfile

Clare 1-28 Cork 1-13 Clare made it three Munster titles in a row when they comprehensively defeated Cork in front of 12, 995 spectators at Cusack Par(...)

Tipperary’s Dan McCormack and Clare’s David Reidy during their Munster hurling under-21 semi-final at Cusack Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Inpho

Clare 5-19Tipperary 1-25After-extra-time Four days on from the shock championship exit by their seniors, the Clare under-21 hurlers came out the right(...)

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 (...)

 Clare’s Colm Galvin battles with Cork’s  Daniel Kearney during the Munster semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Guiney spoke this week about Wexford’s sheer delight at drawing Clare for this one, even if that also meant having to travel to Ennis. If there i(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly: Cork will surely deputise a man-marker to track the outstanding 2013 Hurler of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There wasn’t a whole lot between these teams last year but Clare proved themselves better in the end although in the All-Ireland finals I’d a sneaky f(...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy in action against  Cian Dillon of Clare during last September’s drawn All-Ireland final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although Cork won just one of the six matches the counties played in 2013, one ended in a draw and another went to extra time so there hasn’t been mu(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell is expected to be out of action for six weeks with a hamstring injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare manager David Fitzgerald is probably going to have to do without Shane O’Donnell for next month’s Munster hurling semi-final against the winners(...)

 Podge Collins has quickly become the nodal point for much of the Clare hurlers’  best attacking work. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Though injuries have diluted what either side has to offer here, it’s still a fixture to quicken the pulse. Paying through the stiles to see Cl(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Shane O’Donnell scored three goals for Clare in their All-Ireland final replay defeat of Cork last September. Photograph: Inpho.

Waterford hurling, without the marquee names of yesteryear, can add Shane O’Sullivan to the unavailable list ahead of their Mu(...)