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Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

Caitríona Lucas, a 41-year-old librarian and mother-of-two, was a highly experienced volunteer with the Irish Coast Guard’s Doolin unit.

When Caitríona Lucas responded to a request on September 12th, 2016 to help find a young man missing off the north Clare coastline, she wasn’t aware t(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the equalising point against Galway at Croke park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 Hurling’s facility for improbable decadence is safe and well. Clare and Galway strapped each other to the rocket here and shot(...)

Wexford’s Aidan Nolan tackles Clare’s Tony Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaomih. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 0-27 Wexford 1-17 The general trend of their respective seasons was maintained by Clare and Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. The first (...)

Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy and Tipp’s Jake Morris  watch on  as the  substitute’s shot hits  the post in a pivotal moment during yesterday’s game. Photograph: James Crombie

You could say that Tipperary were unlucky, hitting the post at one end and, as a direct result, conceding a goal at the other but it’s been the whole (...)

Shane O’Donnell: will commence a Fullbright Scholarship in Harvard University in September. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare joint hurling manager Gerry O’Connor says Shane O’Donnell will not miss any championship action with the Banner despite taking up the chance to (...)

Waterford 1-23 Clare 1-20 A Patrick Curran inspired Waterford won what’s likely to be their final match at Walsh Park for at least two years as they (...)

 Clare’s goalkeeper Donal Tuohy saves a goal attempt from Seamus Harnedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 0-23 Cork 0-19 You can’t disguise February. Clare put in a blistering first half that facilitated a handsome 10-point lead but still gave the h(...)

Gleeson flicks it past Matthew O’Hanlon of Wexford during their All-Ireland quarter-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

30 Austin Gleeson point v Wexford All-Ireland SHC quarter-final, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 23rd Wexford’s Willie Deveraux scuffed a sideline cut past G(...)

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