Shane O Donnell

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Waterford’s Peter Hogan is challenged by Cathal Malone and Colm Galvin of Clare during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I was sitting in the RTÉ studio in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday stuffing my face with Jelly Tots and watching Clare play Waterford on the screen in fron(...)

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(...)

Shane O’Donnell: back in the Clare fold  in advance of the championship which starts next month with a visit to Waterford.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Given his speed and diminutive proportions, Anthony Daly’s description of Shane O’Donnell’s hurling style as like a greyhound chasing a hare is fittin(...)

Aisling at the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay between Clare and Galway at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

Disabled or differently abled? The first is generally viewed as a negative – preference is to focus on ability. However, I will continue to use the te(...)

Galway’s Jonathan Glynn scores a  goal against Clare during the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For once an endless summer found an afternoon didn’t extend beyond its remit. One last hopeful long ball from Tony Kelly dribbled out over the Galway (...)

Tempers flare between Clare’s Jack Browne and Joe Canning of Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Galway 1-17; Clare 2-13 It mightn’t have ascended the giddy heights of the drawn encounter in Croke Park a week previously but Sunday’s All(...)

Galway’s Daithi Burke celebrates after the defeat of Clare at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall, in the context of the brilliant hurling semi-finals last weekend, the standard in Thurles dropped off a bit. It was close and exciting in the(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late sideline cut in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13 By the hair on their chinny-chin-chin – and no more – Galway have made the All-Ireland final. They led from pillar to post her(...)

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 managers Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney look on as Galway’s Joe Canning leaves the field the injured. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Down in the tunnel on Saturday night, everyone was Verbal Kint. You were nothing if you didn’t have a limp. Johnny Glynn hobbled by with enough ice st(...)

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