Ballyea’s Tony Kelly alongside Cuala’s Cian O’Callaghan  ahead of their meeting in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

With his sound knowledge of hurling in both counties, Clare All-Ireland winner Ollie Baker, who managed Kilmacud to the Dublin final, came to the con(...)

Glen Rovers’ David Dooling and David Noonan tackle Tony Kelly of Ballyea. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ballyea (Clare) 1-21 Glen Rovers (Cork) 2-10  The new trumped the old in Semple Stadium when before 4,583 spectators, first-time Clare ch(...)

Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan fires home one of his four goals in the victory over  Laois champions Borris-Kilcotton at Parnell Park. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

AIB CLUB SHC [Matches at 2.0 unless stated] Munster final Ballyea (Clare) v Glen Rovers (Cork) Semple Stadium This promises to be a fascina(...)

Ballyea’s Cathal Doohan and Stan Lineen celebrate at the final whistle after their win over Thurles Sarsfields in the  AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-final at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ballyea (Clare) 4-18 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-22 (after extra time) Ballyea followed up their first Clare senior hurling title win by dumping(...)

 David Cunningham of Glen Rovers attempts to gather possession in yesterday’s AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Ballgunner in  Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

To the bafflement of even their supporters in a meagre if symmetrical crowd of 1,414 at rain-lashed Walsh Park, Waterford champions Ballygunner mounte(...)