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Clare’s Darach Honan holds off Stephen McDonnell of Cork during the Munster SHC semi-final, a game where the Clare forward threatened to rule the roost. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The same old clichés keep recurring: hurling-wise, it’s been a fantastic championship, reminiscent of 1995, and weather-wise it hasn’t been too bad ei(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin recieves a second yellow card and then a red from referee Barry Kelly at Thurles

Kilkenny have raged against the dying of the light all season. Yesterday in Thurles it was finally extinguished.There’s a fine line between being batt(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath celebrates scoring a goal against Galway in the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Clare 1-23 Galway 2-14: Given the hurling championship it’s been so far it somehow made sense that the beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway have made t(...)

Clare’s Pádraic Collins reacts after missing one of his side’s  goal scoring chance against Cork. The misses cost them the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Unfortunately, I haven’t mastered the art of bi-location. So, whilst Cork were yesterday emphatically defeating Clare before my eyes in the Gaelic Gro(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick Horgan tussle for possession with Cian McCarthy of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Old hierarchies prevailed at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, as Clare’s promise withered away in the face of familiar oppressors, as Cork – not exactly (...)

Clare will benefit from the likes of Darach Honan getting some match practice against Waterford. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

If this were the other way around and Cork had beaten Clare three times already this year, there wouldn’t be much discussion about what was going to (...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath scores a goal despite the efforts of Waterford’s Liam Lawlor. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15: Good things eventually happened to Clare in yesterday’s Munster hurling quarter-final but their supporters – and maybe t(...)

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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