Shane O’Donnell and Domhnall O’Donovan after winning the 2013 All-Ireland final replay in which O’Donnell scored a hat-trick. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

‘I haven’t done one of these in a long time,” smiles Shane O’Donnell, flopping into the seat opposite. It’s Rag week in Cork and all his friends are i(...)

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(...)

Louth’s Adrian Reid: rifled a shot to the net in the 20th minute in Drogheda. Photograph: Inpho

Louth 1-16 Clare 0-13 Colin Kelly claimed his first victory as Louth manager after seeing his side come from behind to dispatch of Clare at th(...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan tackles Conor O’Mahony of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 0-16 Tipperary 0-15Tipperary, last spotted in that transcendent All-Ireland final series, returned to inter-county hurling in more earthy circum(...)

Cratloe and Clare star Podge Collins at Croke Park for the launch of the AIB Club Championships. “No, it wasn’t an easy decision at all” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If someone put a gun to his head and gave him five seconds to decide between hurling and football, then Podge Collins would probably take the bullet. (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly: he may well hit form for the climax of the championship today. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

On top of the riches enjoyed by Clare hurling at under-age and their apparently inexorable march towards a third successive All-Ireland at the grade(...)

 Antrim’s Darragh McGuinness breaks the hurl of Clare’s Gearoid O’Connell at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Antrim 1-10 Clare 4-28 Clare demolished Antrim by 27 points in Saturday’s Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final but joint-manager(...)

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(...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick and Hugh McGrillen in action against Down in Round 2B of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round3B Clare v Kildare Cusack park, Ennis Saturday, 7pm Good to see the much put-upon qualifiers still throwing up new a(...)

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(...)