Brendan Bugler

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 All Star footballers Conor McManus of Monaghan and Ryan McHugh of Donegal with members of the Philadelphia GAA Club during a coaching session   in Limerick Field, Philadelphia. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GAA has always had a fascination with the USA. Last weekend the endangered species that is players on an All Star tour visited the Limerick Field (...)

Clare’s John Conlon and Barry Coughlan of Waterford at the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 in   Ennis, Co Clare in May.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It was Anthony Daly, on The Sunday Game, who said that John Conlon was regarded as the father figure of the current Clare team. It’s a sobering tribut(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke dejected after defeat to Offaly in the All-Ireland series in 2017. He has opted out of this season’s panel.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it’s January, it must be time for a team meeting. And so it was last month that we gathered, my junior A team-mates and I, for a pre-season pow-wow(...)

Gerry O’Connor: “We are effectively playing two National Leagues this year, except the ground conditions are going to be a lot harder the second time.”  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“An Irish solution to an Irish problem,” laughs Gerry O’Connor, Clare co-manager, when the subject of tomorrow’s Munster Hurling League final comes u(...)

Clare’s Aron Shanagher. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Clare hurler Aron Shanagher has been ruled out for next year with a cruciate injury. The 20-year-old, who made his championship debut under Davy Fitz(...)

Clare’s Brendan Bugler has announced his retirement. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare All-Ireland winner Brendan Bugler has confirmed that after 11 seasons with the Banner he is retiring from intercounty hurling. The wiry halfbac(...)

Clare players, Donal Moloney, Gerry O’Connor and Donal Og Cusack gather after the game. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-13 Clare 2-19 Clare maintained their interest in the Munster Senior Hurling League having staved off a late rally from a Waterford line-(...)

Louis Mulqueen: Clare selector has been involved with  Clare county teams for many years. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Manager Davy Fitzgerald’s absence would be a severe loss to Clare hurlers this Sunday against Galway. The 44-year-old may or may not recover suffici(...)

Waterford’s Patrick Curran fires past Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly to score the opening goal of the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One largely unremarked aspect of Clare’s thrilling league final win over Waterford in Thurles is that 11 players became the first in the county’s hist(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

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