Conor Mcgrath

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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 (...)

Clare’s Podge Collins (centre) is also down to play football on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

ALL-IRELAND HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Clare v Galway Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm RTÉ 1 Considering the second of Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling quart(...)

The injured Conor McGrath could prove a decisive loss for Clare. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

All-Ireland SHC qualifier round 2 Clare v Limerick, Semple Stadium, 7.0 [Live, Sky Sports]. Unease stalks this fixture. Clare must feel the anxiet(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates at the final whistle. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan /Inpho

No confusion this time. No contention and no controversy. Waterford skipped through to their second consecutive Munster final with a curiously straigh(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell tries to block down Waterford’s Austin Gleeson at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

My impression over the course of the National League final and the replay that followed was that Waterford were the better team over the two matches e(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins  tackles Waterford’s Shane Bennett during the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So, what has changed in a month? Not a whole lot. Clare and Waterford meet on Sunday in Semple Stadium for the third time in six weeks. Even the ci(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Heffernan in action against Galway in the  league in March. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Repeated concussion will deny Tipperary wing back Barry Heffernan his Munster hurling championship debut against Cork in Thurles this Sunday. Heffern(...)

Waterford hurler Austin Gleeson, Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey, Clare hurler Podge Collins and former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin at the launch announcing Centra’s continued sponsorship of the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In another lifetime Henry Shefflin would have been very careful about what he said about the state of Leinster hurling. Now, sitting comfortably in r(...)

Clare’s Shane Golden and Waterford’s Tom Devine challenge for the sliotar during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Clare 1-23 Waterford 2-19 Well now. Hurling still has a bit to recommend it, has it not? A belter of an Allianz League final replay ended with Clar(...)

Clare are very dependant on Conor McGrath who got very little support against Waterford last week in Thurles. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s not always the case with replays but I don’t see this weekend’s game being any different to the drawn encounter. Afterwards I had a feeling for(...)

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