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Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: for a player who is so brilliant at securing possession, he is so frustrating in his reluctance to shoot. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the headlong gallop through the first part of the hurling championship, there’s a small bit of a break now for everyone left standing to take st(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch in action against Waterford in the Munster Hurling Championship at  Gaelic Grounds on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Back in 2013, Tony Kelly had the hurling world at his feet. Hurler of the Year, Young Hurler of the Year, All-Ireland winner, the lot. Greatness was b(...)

Clare’s  Patrick O’Connor  and Tipp’s Séamus Callanan  after the final whistle.  Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The cull has begun in earnest. A hurling summer that has pulsed with possibilities for such a wide and varied field of contenders is starting to find (...)

Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy and Tipp’s Jake Morris  watch on  as the  substitute’s shot hits  the post in a pivotal moment during yesterday’s game. Photograph: James Crombie

You could say that Tipperary were unlucky, hitting the post at one end and, as a direct result, conceding a goal at the other but it’s been the whole (...)

 Patrick O’Connor of Clare and Seamus Callanan of Tipperary after the match at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Clare 1-23 Tipperary 1-21 In days gone by, people used to turn up for CIE ‘mystery tours’: buy a ticket and be taken God knows where. All championshi(...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Shane Bennett in action with David Redmond and Shaun Murphy of Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the end, what was a historic weekend with the re-opening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh turned out to be an underwhelming quarter-final series. Both Waterford(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell after the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tipperary 0-28 Clare 3-16 All-Ireland champions Tipperary head into Monday morning’s draw for this year’s semi-final with their forwards in cracking (...)

 Clare’s David McInerney will not feature against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

David McInerney and Aron Shanagher have been ruled out of the Clare team to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-finals this weekend after failin(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan scores the opening goal against Clare in the Munster final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Looking at the two teams last Sunday, if you knew nothing about hurling and you were asked to pick out the team with All-Ireland medals, you certainly(...)

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