Limerick’s Richie English and Bobby Duggan of Clare in action during the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final at the  Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare 0-18 Limerick 0-17 Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare side claimed the Munster Senior Hurling League at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday night as they saw(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch tries to get away from Clare defender David McInerney at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s been one seamless pattern for Cian Lynch. After a sparkling minor and schools career spot-lit by the fact that his uncle Ciarán Carey was one of (...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates scoring a point at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Is there ever an Irish summer when Sunday timekeeping is not a subject of debate?“I turned to Mark and said there was one minute left,” the Limerick m(...)

 Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-22 Dublin 2-20 Wow, did Clare hurling need this. Not just to breathe some life into their dangerously flat-lined Allianz League campaig(...)

Galway captain David Collins leaves the field after his side’s last gasp win over Clare in the Allianz League. (Photograph: INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy)

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17A last gasp winner, a bit of a row over a dry ball being slipped in for the crucial free and a tight struggle between neighbours(...)

Clare’s David McInerney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho
David McInerney eyes Clare progress
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  • November 15, 2013, 01:00

There were contrasting Croke Park memories of 2013 at the launch of the GAA season tickets for next year. Clare’s David McInerney has hardly been out(...)

Forward Pádraic “Podge” Collins saw his wonderful 2013 championship rewarded last night when he was named as one of the eight Clare players on this year’s All Star selection. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The revolution is complete, all resistance now futile. It may not be an all-time record but Clare’s eight All Star awards equals their best ever haul,(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath scores his side’s fourth goal at a critical juncture  in Saturday’s outstanding All-Ireland hurling final replay at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Not since 1995 and Clare’s great rising have we had a summer or a championship like this one. And to top off this great hurling season Cork and Clare (...)

Seamus Harnedy of Cork is fouled by Clare’s Patrick Donnellan of Clare in Saturday’s final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In hurling mythology there is a story that when spirits wished to organise matches in the other world, they would whisk away gifted mortals – the lege(...)

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