Podge Collins

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 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(...)

Podge Collins: featured prominently during the summer as Clare enjoyed their best season since 2013.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling goes global over the next couple of weeks with Galway and Kilkenny meeting for the Wild Geese trophy in Sydney this weekend. The other four o(...)

Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

Podge Collins: “He’ll [Kelly] need watching on Sunday but, if you go through their team, nearly all of them have played inter-county in either hurling or football.”  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Podge Collins’s busy dual life has simplified this weekend. Cratloe footballers lost the recent semi-final to Milltown-Malbay but the club’s hurlers (...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the equalising point against Galway at Croke park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 Hurling’s facility for improbable decadence is safe and well. Clare and Galway strapped each other to the rocket here and shot(...)

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