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(...)

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 (...)

Clare Manager Colm Collins with his team -  they have welcomed Davy O’Halloran into their panel. Photo:  James Crombie

Davy O’Halloran, who left the Clare hurling panel last month after refusing to accept what he considered to be a ‘humiliating’ punishment by the manag(...)

Nicky O’Connell has returned to the Clare hurling panel after apologising to his team mates. Photograph: Inpho

Nicky O’Connell, one of the Clare hurlers caught up in the recent humiliation row, has returned to the panel after making an apology to the squad over(...)

Limerick 2-10 Clare 1-5Limerick held Clare scoreless for the last 24 minutes at Newcastle West to fashion a win which enhances their prospects of reta(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has described Henry Shefflin as the best he has ever seen. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has paid tribute to retired Kilkenny record holder Henry Shefflin, describing him as the best hurler he’d ever seen.Speaki(...)