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Brian Murphy of Cork, the only player in tomorrow’s starting line-ups with experience of playing in an All-Ireland final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Statistics are invaluable for ordering our thoughts about the past but in hurling, the most traditional of games, they can also become predictive as t(...)

Cork’s Conor O’Sullivan and Conor McGrath of Clare clash in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off last April.  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

They’re here because they’re here. The unfolding of the All-Ireland hurling championship has brought us to a final between Cork and Clare that was ent(...)

Gavin O’Mahony tries to tackle Padraic Collins but  is upended by Colin Ryan of Clare

Clare 1-22Limerick 0-18When it’s not happening it’s not happening. Limerick, having breathed the oxygen-rich air of genuine All-Ireland ambition for t(...)

Davy Fitzgerald’s side will have to put in a major effort in the qualifiers to make a success of their season. Photograph: Inpho

It would be incorrect to say that the good of Clare’s win over Waterford evaporated during the slightly chaotic defeat by Cork in the Munster semi-fin(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick Horgan tussle for possession with Cian McCarthy of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Old hierarchies prevailed at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, as Clare’s promise withered away in the face of familiar oppressors, as Cork – not exactly (...)

Clare will benefit from the likes of Darach Honan getting some match practice against Waterford. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

If this were the other way around and Cork had beaten Clare three times already this year, there wouldn’t be much discussion about what was going to (...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath scores a goal despite the efforts of Waterford’s Liam Lawlor. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15: Good things eventually happened to Clare in yesterday’s Munster hurling quarter-final but their supporters – and maybe t(...)

Clare manager David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Tomorrow in Thurles the Munster hurling championship gets under way with a fixture that also marked the counties’ first league assignment this year ba(...)

Kerry captain Colm Cooper scored five points against Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry have named an unchanged side for Saturday night’s Munster football semi-final with Waterford at Fitzgerald Park in Killarney. For what will be t(...)

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