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Cork And Clare Name Their Teams For Sunday’s Munster Hurling Clash

This Sunday sees the beginning of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship with the new round-robin format in place, there will be no shortage of excellent hurling over the coming weeks. Cork host Clare at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Sunday’s second game which comes after Limerick’s clash with Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds. Both sides have now named their teams and Clare …

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Aaron Cunningham Disappointed With Clare Support Vs Cork

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 9/7/2017 Clare vs Cork Cork's Alan Cadogan scores the opening goal. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Clare hurler Aaron Cunningham has expressed his disappointment over the Clare support at Sunday’s Munster final.   The Banner were vastly outnumbered by Cork supporters in what was their first Munster final in nine years. The Cork bandwagon has been rolling like never before over the past few weeks and the Rebel supporters played a huge part in selling out Semple …

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Colm Galvin Hits Back At Ger Loughnane’s Clare Criticism

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 4, Fraher Field, Co. Waterford 22/1/2017 Waterford vs Clare Clare’s Colm Galvin and Waterford’s Eoin Madigan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare midfielder Colm Galvin has hit back at Ger Loughnane’s recent criticism of the Banner hurlers. Loughnane stated that Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland was “the greatest fluke of all time” but Galvin doesn’t agree. With Clare back in a first Munster final in nine years, you’d expect the mood to be more positive. However, the Banner are entering this final in …

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Top Five Moments From The Cork-Clare Rivalry

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Cork vs Clare Clare's Shane O'Donnell celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

This weekend’s Munster final between Cork and Clare almost seems destined for drama, if recent matches are anything to go by.  While we all know that Tipperary-Kilkenny has been the rivalry of the past decade, Cork and Clare would probably claim the runners-up medal. The counties have engaged in several tight affairs over the past five years in particular. In …

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Ger Loughnane Rips Into “Atrocious” Clare Performance


Clare beat Limerick by four points in the Munster SHC semi-final on Sunday, securing their place in the provincial final for the first time since 2008.  It was a game that lacked the expected ferocity of a local derby in the Munster Championship. After an even opening 15 minutes, Shane O’Donnell bagged a brace of goals for the Banner that the …

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Gerry O’Connor’s Mindset Sums Up How Focused Clare Are On Munster Championship

Clare haven’t been in a Munster final since 2008, but before they puck a ball this summer they find themselves 70 minutes away from the provincial decider, with fiercest rivals, Limerick standing in their way.  At the launch of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship yesterday in Killarney, Clare joint manager Gerry O’Connor made it abundantly clear that Clare are looking no …

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National Hurling League: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Waterford Waterford’s Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

All games in the league portion of this year’s competition are now complete following the weekend’s action. Five intense rounds of hurling have thrown together some great quarter-final pairings. We will see three clashes of neighbours next weekend: Wexford face Kilkenny while Cork are rewarded with a meeting against Limerick. Offaly, though, face the unenviable task of playing Tipperary. Finally, …

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Tony Kelly’s Hurling Honours Since 2010 Are Simply Ridiculous

Tony Kelly Ballyea

On Sunday, Ballyea overcame Cork champions, Glen Rovers, to be crowned with their first ever Munster hurling title. It was a dominant performance by Ballyea, but undeniably, the star of the show was Clare hurler Tony Kelly.  From winning Minor and u21 hurling championships, a National League, Senior All-Ireland to Fitzgibbon Cups with UL, it is without doubt that Tony Kelly …

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Davy Fitzgerald Set For New Inter-County Job

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016 Clare vs Galway Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Clare legend Davy Fitzgerald’s time out of management looks set to be a very short one following the news that he would not be renewing his role with the Banner County next year. The Sixmilebridge clubman is now set to be dramatically announced as the new Wexford hurling boss as soon as Friday night, according to the Wexford Echo, via Newstalk’s …

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Clare Have Proved They Are More Than Just A Hurling County

Saturday, July 23rd is a date that the Clare senior footballers will not forget for a long time to come. They have just overcome a strong Roscommon outfit in the second round of the qualifiers and placed themselves within the last eight of the All-Ireland Championship. The pride the Clare footballers in particular have been showing in recent games is …

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Dual Success: Collins Helps Clare To Two Wins In 19 Hours

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare Clare’s Padraic Collins Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Podge Collins was sprung from the bench to inspire the Clare footballers to victory over Laois today in Ennis, just hours after playing a starring role for his county’s hurling team. Collins shone at half forward last night in Thurles as Clare defeated Limerick by a margin of four points, on a scoreline of 0-19 to 0-15. The Cratloe man …

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Analysis: Just How Important Are The Team Managers In Sport?

We are living in extraordinary times. With what appeared to be a mediocre squad of players, Claudio Ranieri guided Leicester City to a Premier League title. Diego Simeone, having bid adieu to the likes of Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois, brought Athlético Madrid to the Champions League final, again. We have seen Iceland march into the last eight of the …

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Opinion: Clare Will Come Back Stronger

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 5/6/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare’s Patrick Kelly looks on as Waterford's Maurice Shanahan's shot goes into the goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare were banished to the qualifiers on Sunday after Waterford overwhelmed the newly-crowned league champions with a seven-point victory in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The result is in startling contrast to the League final replay, which saw Clare triumph after a last-gasp Tony Kelly point. Derek McGrath’s side now progress to the Munster final for the second year in a row …

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