Limerick’s Pat Ryan in action against Clare’s David Conroy at Cusack Park in Ennis.  Photo:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Limerick 0-22 Clare 0-19 Three-time Munster and All-Ireland champions Clare were dethroned by Limerick last night in front of 14,311 spectator(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Clarecaptain   Conor Cleary will be in action in the Munster U-21 final at Cusack Park. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

There would appear to be a little more than just a Munster under-21 hurling title at stake in Cusack Park this evening. The entire hurling mood of bo(...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh scores the first goal of the game with a penalty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-12 Longford 2-12 Jack Sheedy’s Longford negotiated a difficult clash against Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis, on Saturday and came away with a th(...)

Offaly’s Michael Duignan is tackled by Clare full back Brian Lohan during the 1995 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It will be the 20th anniversary – already! – next September but in the more modest environs of the qualifiers, Clare and Offaly will tomorrow stage(...)

“I know the intensity and work rate is coming back,” says Davy Fitzgerald of his Clare hurling team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Davy Fitzgerald, in a rare interview outside a match-day situation, has stated his intent to continue as Clare hurling manager regardless of result(...)

Limerick manager TJ Ryan celebrates his side’s goal in the victory over Clare at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The usual 100mph opening thrust from the beautiful game ended with the narrowest of Munster Championship wins for Limerick and confirmation that Clare(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates scoring a point at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Is there ever an Irish summer when Sunday timekeeping is not a subject of debate?“I turned to Mark and said there was one minute left,” the Limerick m(...)

A dejected Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the defeat to Limerick. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick 1-19 Clare 2-15 In the end it was John Fitzgibbon who brought the curtain down on a compelling opening act in this year’s GAA Munster (...)

During the National Hurling League relegation play-off against Kilkenny Clare’s Shane O’Donnell gave notice that, after a litany of injuries, he was finally ready to deliver on the promise of two years ago. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Munster SHC Quarter-final Clare v Limerick Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm RTÉ 2 Distraction appears to be the keynote mood in preparations (...)

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(...)