Donal Maloney

7 results

Clare’s Patrick O’Connor leads the team during the parade before the Munster senior hurling championship semi-final against Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“It is a big evening for Clare football,” says Colm Collins of the arrival of the Mayo footballers for a knockout qualifier in Ennis, even as the hurl(...)

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 (...)

Waterford’s Pauric Mahony and Gavin O’Brien get confronted by Tomás Hamill and Joe O’Dwyer of Tipperary at Walsh Park. Tommy Dickson/Inpho.

We’re only a fortnight into the Allianz Hurling League and whereas Division 1A is heading for one of its familiar logjams with just All-Ireland champi(...)

David Fitzgerald, now Wexford manager, at the launch of the Allianz League. People felt his reign in Clare had come to a natural end. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It’s now two decades since hurling’s ‘Revolution Years’, to borrow author Denis Walsh’s phrase, and what has cast the mid-90s into such stark relief h(...)

The Wexford hurlers’ championship odyssey was one of John Allen’s highlights this year and he is delighted to welcome Liam Dunne and his team back into the “almost contenders” section for next year’s championship. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Imagine only one game left in this year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup. We’ve had some good entertainment again this season from these modern day Cúchulainns. H(...)

Clare forward Tony Kelly will be looking to emulate last year’s success for the county at senior and under-21 levels. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Few teams have ever blurred the line between senior and under-21 success as spectacularly as the Clare hurlers did last summer, and that process star(...)

Clare joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor during the comprehensive All-Ireland Under-21 final victory over Antrim at Thurles. “We may never see this again in county Clare,” says Maloney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The work of Gerry O’Connor and Donal Maloney is done. Clare’s joint under-21 managers have had a massive influence on at least four starters and a raf(...)