Podge Collins

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 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(...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

Cork  forward Conor Lehane: county has the pace to cope with Clare’s movement. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Munster SHC final Clare v Cork Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4.0; Live, RTE Clare are under new management this year and although the new direc(...)

Clare player Podge Collins: “Cork are the form side, will be favourites. They gave us a nice trimming in the league down in Páirc Uí Rinn.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Underachievement is not necessarily a dirty word, not when players like Podge Collins still have ample time and opportunity to readdress any imbalance(...)

Clare’s Patrick O’Connor leads the team during the pre-match parade against Limerick in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was far more pressure on Clare than on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster semi-final. After three seasons of misfiring since the All-Ireland victory(...)

Limerick’s Richie English in action against Clare’s two-goal hero Shane O’Donnell at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Shane O’Donnell scored a point after his second goal and Clare led by seven, the excitement and freshness and energy of 2013 really looked like i(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon tries to block Conor McGrath’s strike during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

CLARE 3-17 LIMERICK 2-16 It was almost exactly as Clare would have wished. They survived the voodoo of this fixture with its alternating outcomes to (...)

Armagh’s Aidan Forker in action against Tipperary’s Robbie Kiely during the league clash at the Athletic Grounds.   Photograph: Philip Magowan/Presseye/Inpho

Saturday Leinster SFC quarter-final Carlow v Dublin Portlaoise, 7.00 Live, Sky Sports, 6.00 Referee: Seán Hurson (Tyrone) Carlow don’t have the (...)

 Conor McGrath could help tip the balance in Clare’s favour. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare and Limerick is one of those local derby matches where the favourites have a history of getting turned over and the advantage swings from one co(...)

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