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Clare’s Podge Collins  tackles Waterford’s Shane Bennett during the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So, what has changed in a month? Not a whole lot. Clare and Waterford meet on Sunday in Semple Stadium for the third time in six weeks. Even the ci(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Heffernan in action against Galway in the  league in March. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Repeated concussion will deny Tipperary wing back Barry Heffernan his Munster hurling championship debut against Cork in Thurles this Sunday. Heffern(...)

Waterford hurler Austin Gleeson, Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey, Clare hurler Podge Collins and former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin at the launch announcing Centra’s continued sponsorship of the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In another lifetime Henry Shefflin would have been very careful about what he said about the state of Leinster hurling. Now, sitting comfortably in r(...)

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(...)

Clare are very dependant on Conor McGrath who got very little support against Waterford last week in Thurles. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s not always the case with replays but I don’t see this weekend’s game being any different to the drawn encounter. Afterwards I had a feeling for(...)

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(...)

League finalists Clare and Waterford are both coming teams. Their underage success in recent years denotes as much. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

You’re never entirely sure what you’re watching. The odd time you might experience an epiphany and say that, yes, this is the start of something signi(...)

Maurice Shanahan scores the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

For a league final this was a strange game of hurling, and for a while it felt like neither team knew how to win. Waterford were the marginally better(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photo: Donall Farme/Inpho

Seventy minutes gone on May Day and everyone in the old place is riveted to their seats. Davy Fitzgerald stands alone on the sideline, arms folded. D(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: “That is what hurling is all about. You want a man’s game; you want it toe to toe.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald nodded when told that Derek McGrath had said that Clare-Waterford had just become a trilogy. Before this match, the benefits of mee(...)

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