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Clare’s Colm Galvin and David McInerney in action against  Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick during the All-Ireland SHC round two qualifier at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15 Another dark chapter in Limerick’s painful hurling history. TJ Ryan’s time as manager ended with this defeat to Davy Fitzger(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien celebrates after scoring an early goal in the Munster SFC semi-final against Clare at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 Without much effort and certainly no fuss Kerry have booked their place in the Munster football final, the only surprise in Kil(...)

“I never believed in getting beaten and trying to keep the score down,” says Clare manager Colm Collins. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Something resembling competitive football is expected up in Ballybofey on Sunday. Fermanagh, under their wily manager Pete McGrath, could conceivably (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell tries to block down Waterford’s Austin Gleeson at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

My impression over the course of the National League final and the replay that followed was that Waterford were the better team over the two matches e(...)

Waterford’s Patrick Curran fires past Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly to score the opening goal of the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One largely unremarked aspect of Clare’s thrilling league final win over Waterford in Thurles is that 11 players became the first in the county’s hist(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson crashes into team-mate Michael Walsh after catching a high ball over Clare’s David Fitzgerald and Brendan Bugler. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The result and performance of both teams shows just how evenly matched they are. They could play a few times and get different results, although the(...)

Clare’s Shane Golden and Waterford’s Tom Devine challenge for the sliotar during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Clare 1-23 Waterford 2-19 Well now. Hurling still has a bit to recommend it, has it not? A belter of an Allianz League final replay ended with Clar(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan scores the equalising point with the last puck of the game at Semple Stadium last week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A draw may have been a fair result in last week’s final but a first replay since 1993 was the outcome neither side wanted with their Munster semi-fin(...)

Clare and Waterford take to the field again in the Allianz Hurling League Division One final at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Tactics – defined in the dictionary as “an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end – is the subject of my maiden Irish Times jo(...)

David McInerney of Clare is set to miss Sunday’s Allianz League final against Waterford with a back injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that one of his top stars will be left “devastated” when he is omitted from the starting line-up for Sunday(...)

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