Conor Mcgrath

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Cork  forward Conor Lehane: county has the pace to cope with Clare’s movement. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Munster SHC final Clare v Cork Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4.0; Live, RTE Clare are under new management this year and although the new direc(...)

 Kildare’s Kevin Feely takes on John O’Loughlin of Laois in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

Reasons to be cheerful There may have been downsides to the weekend – a second successive year with fewer than 20,000 at a Munster hurling semi-final(...)

Limerick’s Richie English in action against Clare’s two-goal hero Shane O’Donnell at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Shane O’Donnell scored a point after his second goal and Clare led by seven, the excitement and freshness and energy of 2013 really looked like i(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon tries to block Conor McGrath’s strike during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

CLARE 3-17 LIMERICK 2-16 It was almost exactly as Clare would have wished. They survived the voodoo of this fixture with its alternating outcomes to (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell scores his second goal during the Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 3-17 Limerick 2-16 Fits and starts but Clare will take it. They’re through to their first Munster final since 2008 and you’ll have to dig long (...)

Armagh’s Aidan Forker in action against Tipperary’s Robbie Kiely during the league clash at the Athletic Grounds.   Photograph: Philip Magowan/Presseye/Inpho

Saturday Leinster SFC quarter-final Carlow v Dublin Portlaoise, 7.00 Live, Sky Sports, 6.00 Referee: Seán Hurson (Tyrone) Carlow don’t have the (...)

 Conor McGrath could help tip the balance in Clare’s favour. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare and Limerick is one of those local derby matches where the favourites have a history of getting turned over and the advantage swings from one co(...)

Clare senior hurling’s new management team of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

In the mid-winter frenzy that followed Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland win, Shane O’Donnell’s life was everyone’s but his own. Twenty minutes of hurling one (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin with David Burke of Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a curious similarity in one sense to both hurling quarterfinals in that first Wexford and then Clare had a window of opportunity, at five po(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning with fans at the end of the game in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17 Galway stormed into the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals for the second successive year with a comprehensive win that pulled (...)

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