Clare’s Colm Galvin breaks his hurley while tussling with Lester Ryan of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League semi-final at Semple Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Exactly a year ago to the day Colm Galvin called manager Davy Fitzgerald aside before Clare training and pushed the nuclear button. Wanderlust had go(...)

Justin McCarthy has managed both Clare and Waterford who clash this Sunday in the Allianz Hurling League final. Photo: Inpho

Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final may be the first one between Clare and Waterford but Justin McCarthy is in the unique position of having managed(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell dejected at the final whistle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Plenty in Thurles to nourish hurling’s battered old soul. A league campaign that had often been a grind when it came to the business of scoring loosen(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates their first goal of the game against Kilkenny. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald would love the opportunity to repeat yesterday’s victory over Kilkenny later in the year. Any win over Kilkenny is nice,(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: “There has to be a sense that everyone can make this team.” Photograph: Inpho

Although Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-finals in Thurles feature two counties from Division One B for the first time the most striking statist(...)

TJ Ryan: “It’s a huge game for Limerick hurling and we are in the position that we wanted to be in with four wins.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

March in Ennis and the one thing we can be close to certain of is that the hurling will spit and fire like it’s from another time and place entirely. (...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will renew their big rivalry with Limerick. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Next weekend’s final round of matches in the top flight of the Allianz Hurling League will not for the most part have a great deal riding on the game(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald is spoken to by referee James McGrath during his team’s win over Wexford. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Clare 0-18 Wexford 1-11 Even by his own admission Davy Fitzgerald isn’t sure where Clare hurling is going, except that they’re going the right way ab(...)