Na Piarsaigh overcame Kilmallock yesterday at the Gaelic Grounds to make another Limerick SHC final, but the former All-Ireland club champions had to fight all the way, having lost centre-back Ronan Lynch to a red card early in the second half.
Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer has been named the 2015 Munster GAA hurler of the year. The 24-year old will be honoured at the provincial council’s annual awards gala dinner in Dromoland Castle this Saturday.
When Davy Fitzgerald and his backroom team sit down this week to analyse where things went wrong for Clare on Sunday in Thurles, they should identify three key areas which need major improvement: Use of possession, discipline, and the need to be more competitive in the vital midfield battleground.
Anthony Daly wrote in these pages yesterday about how the emblems on their chests can be all that separates Clare and Limerick, but there are an increasing number of occasions when even their jerseys are spun from the same wool.
Referee James McGrath, who controversially sent off Patrick Horgan in the Munster hurling final in July, will take charge of next Saturday week’s All-Ireland final replay and Cork have no issue in relation to his appointment, according to County Board Chairman Bob Ryan.