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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(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer celebrate after the convincing victory over Clare at Cusack Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s probably worth making the point that so far the round-robin championship has failed to live up to 2018 levels. Too many teams look like they have(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher scores his side’s third goal despite the efforts of Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As he shuffled on and off the pitch in Ennis, the words of the world’s most over-qualified water-boy rang out. “You should be careful about making (...)

Clare’s Podge Collins  at Centra’s launch of the GAA All Ireland Hurling Championship. “I basically am playing as a fan now. That’s the best way to enjoy it.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Podge Collins bounces into the lobby of the Croke Park Hotel, swapping his hurley to his left hand so he can shake yours with his right. We said we’d (...)

Cork’s Eoin Cadogan and Sean O’Donoghue with Limerick’s Aaron Gillane  during the recent Munster championship clash when Cork  tuned the tables on their All-Ireland semi-final conquerors in emphatic fashion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It hasn’t been a great start for Waterford. For whatever reason, they didn’t spark until too late against Clare and couldn’t catch up. Then they sho(...)

 Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh returns to the starting Waterford line-up for the key home clash with All-Ireland champions Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SUNDAY Leinster SHC round three Carlow v Dublin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3.0 This will have been highlighted by the teams as an opportunity and a threa(...)

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(...)

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett attempts to block  Colin Guilfoyle of Clare during the  Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11 Two goals in as many minutes in the second half by new captain Séamus Callanan helped Tipperary run out easy winners in the(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan is fouled by Jason McCarthy of Clare to win a penalty during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11 Two goals in as many minutes in the second half by new captain Séamus Callanan had the home fans cheering in Semple Stadium(...)

Waterford’s Jack Prendergast and David McInerney of Clare in action during  the Munster Senior Hurling League game at Fraher Field in Dungarvan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Waterford 3-16 Clare 2-20 Clare claimed a one-point victory over Waterford in front of a crowd of 3,000 at Fraher Field on Sunday to set up a meetin(...)

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