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Clare’s Shane O’Donnell collides with with Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash and Damien Cahalane during the Munster SHC round-robin match at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Clare 2-23 Cork 2-18 Clare came out on top over Cork by five points at Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday but it still wasn’t enough to stay in this year’s(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and John O’Dwyer celebrate the comprehensive victory over Clare at Cusack Park  which seemed to derail the Banner’s campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Clare v Cork, Cusack Park, 2.0 A year must seem like a long time for Clare. In last year’s championship they had two provincial scraps with (...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates scoring a goal against Clare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 1-28 Clare 0-13 “Inconceivable.” John Kiely doesn’t choose the word lightly, the Limerick manager pausing for deeper thought when asked abo(...)

Waterford’s Peter Hogan is challenged by Cathal Malone and Colm Galvin of Clare during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I was sitting in the RTÉ studio in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday stuffing my face with Jelly Tots and watching Clare play Waterford on the screen in fron(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

Shane O’Donnell: back in the Clare fold  in advance of the championship which starts next month with a visit to Waterford.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Given his speed and diminutive proportions, Anthony Daly’s description of Shane O’Donnell’s hurling style as like a greyhound chasing a hare is fittin(...)

Tom Morriessey: “U-21 is still a very high standard but nothing – nothing – I’ve ever played before compares to senior inter-county championship hurling.” All-Ireland succes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The All Stars banquet last Friday was the GAA’s highest-profile review of the hurling year with the live awards, Hurlers of the Year announcement and (...)

 Limerick’s Cian Lynch is the 2018 Hurler of the Year.

All-Ireland champions Limerick equalled the county’s best return with six PwC All Star awards at Friday’s presentation banquet in Dublin’s Convention (...)

Tempers flare between Clare’s Jack Browne and Joe Canning of Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Galway 1-17; Clare 2-13 It mightn’t have ascended the giddy heights of the drawn encounter in Croke Park a week previously but Sunday’s All(...)

Galway’s Daithi Burke celebrates after the defeat of Clare at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall, in the context of the brilliant hurling semi-finals last weekend, the standard in Thurles dropped off a bit. It was close and exciting in the(...)

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