Forward Pádraic “Podge” Collins saw his wonderful 2013 championship rewarded last night when he was named as one of the eight Clare players on this year’s All Star selection. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The revolution is complete, all resistance now futile. It may not be an all-time record but Clare’s eight All Star awards equals their best ever haul,(...)

Davy Fitzgerald at the Clare Hurling Press Night, Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis. James Crombie/Inpho

Clare manager David Fitzgerald has named an unchanged team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland hurling final replay against Cork at Croke Park. The team that (...)

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(...)

The victorious Clare team of 1914.

Occasionally, it appears as if history is repeating itself. At least it does where Clare are concerned. As the county counts down to two All-Ireland f(...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan will a vital part of their team plan on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They call him Paddy down home. When he walked into the lobby of the Clare press night a couple of weeks back, Patrick Donnellan was in full Patrick mo(...)

 Clare’s Patrick Donnellan in action during the semi-final win over Limerick.

Clare’s emphatic defeat of Limerick has created all kinds of further novelty in what has already been a season of surprises. Next month’s final agains(...)

Gavin O’Mahony tries to tackle Padraic Collins but  is upended by Colin Ryan of Clare

Clare 1-22Limerick 0-18When it’s not happening it’s not happening. Limerick, having breathed the oxygen-rich air of genuine All-Ireland ambition for t(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates his side’s  goal as Limerick manager John Allen looks on during the All-Ireland Senior  Hurling Championship semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 1-22 Limerick 0-18: So Davy Fitzgerald continues to turn back the clock on Clare hurling, guiding them to the All-Ireland Final for the first ti(...)

 Limerick’s Tom Condon and Richie McCarthy tackle Cork’s Luke O’Farrell during the Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fundamentally this is an age-old rivalry that is never easily predicted. These are two neighbouring counties with a lot of cross-border connections. M(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick O’Connor tackle Maurice Shanahan of Waterford at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15: A much improved second half saw Clare achieve a first Munster championship victory in five years when they finished stro(...)

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