Shane O Neill

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Seamus Harnedy of Cork is fouled by Clare’s Patrick Donnellan of Clare in Saturday’s final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In hurling mythology there is a story that when spirits wished to organise matches in the other world, they would whisk away gifted mortals – the lege(...)

Cork players look on dejected after their defeat to Clare in Saturday’s final. Photogrpah: James Crombie/Inpho

Remarkably, the day after an All-Ireland hurling final comparable to a World War II spitfire battle, such was its jarring intensity, no one was badly (...)

Clare’s Darach Honan will be looking to make more of an impression against Shane O’Neill in today’s All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After the draw the main feeling was that Clare were simply the better team and that Cork had been unbelievably lucky. They needed goals, which they ha(...)

Cork supporters Sarah McSweeney and Mariah Sheehan at Bishopstown GAA club during yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Provision

A nail-biting conclusion without the desired result led to a feeling of dejection at Bishopstown GAA club yesterday, home to Cork captain Pa Cronin an(...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan, Cian Dillon, Colin Ryan and Conor McGrath surround Christopher Joyce of Cork during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In all likelihood somebody someday will make a movie about “Davy Fitz” but for now Mel Gibson’s 1997 offering Conspiracy Theory will have to suffice. (...)

Cork’s Patrick Cronin is challenged by   Brendan Bulger of Clare. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An incredible second-half and an unbelievable finish summed up just how wonderfully unpredictable this 2013 championship has been. You couldn’t have s(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy shakes hands with Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald after the game. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 3-16, Small Little Fishes 0-25, one eventuality Anthony Nash’s Da hadn’t covered when he said on Friday’s Up for the Match: “We know we’ll be abl(...)

Cork’s goalkeeper Anthony Nash has words with referee Brian Gavin. Photograph: Inpho

Like the man who having fallen from the World Trade Centre, landed safely after being borne on air currents generated by the swirling heat, Cork manag(...)

Clare’s manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates after his side win a line ball in yesterday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

ALL-IRELAND SHC FINAL:CORK 3-16 CLARE 0-25If there had been any doubt about the ability of the All-Ireland hurling final to deliver an appropriate cli(...)

Cork have proved very reliant on Pat Horgan in their championship outings to date. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The hurling championship has been completely re-energised by this season’s events. In recent years any time you were asked about the All-Ireland in Au(...)

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