Clare rise to the occasion in tense encounter with Westmeath

Not for the first time in Clare jerseys, David Tubridy and Gary Brennan rose to the occasion with huge displays to propel their team to victory in Mullingar and to within touching distance of the Super 8s.

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Banner sights set on Super 8s as confidence is building

Clare forward David Tubridy says confidence is building all the time as the Banner look to move one step closer to the Super 8s.

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Fitzgerald’s attention to detail wowed Dónal Óg

Cian Locke Dónal Óg Cusack was blown away by Davy Fitzgerald’s attention to detail when the pair met up to discuss Cusack joining Fitzgerald’s Clare management team.

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Brennan keen for Banner to fly in the Super 8s

Clare midfielder Gary Brennan reckons a bigger degree of consistency could take them into the Super 8s.

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Colm Collins lays down new challenge as Banner bounce back

For the fourth year in a row Clare followed their Munster Championship exit to Kerry with victory in their opening qualifier game of the summer, but the challenge for Colm Collins’ side is to to put

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Newly confident Clare won’t underestimate Leitrim

Big enough to expect a win, small enough to fear a defeat — that’s the position Clare are in travelling to Carrick-on-Shannon this evening.

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Clare’s white line fever hits hard

Sport makes grown adults do silly things. Hurling sillier. Its frenzied nature plays on your most basic fears.

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Victory not enough as Clare exit Championship

Clare restored pride with a battling performance but exited the Munster championship yesterday despite beating Cork in Ennis.

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Clare withstand late rally to secure Munster MHC final berth

Despite holding a six point lead, Clare were made sweat till the final seconds to secure their place in the provincial final

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Treaty will be hyped but Clare will be psyched up to their eyeballs

There was a famous photograph taken in 2000 at a Leinster U21 final, shortly after Offaly had dethroned Cork to reach the All-Ireland senior final, where they were due to square up to Kilkenny again.

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Clare hope to trump Kerry effort

It’s seldom football talk isn’t top of David Tubridy’s conversation agenda during the month of June.

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Clare 'like a bad junior team', Waterford 'embarrassing, unacceptable'

RTÉ pundits Ken McGrath and Jackie Tyrrell were scathing about the performances of Clare and Waterford in today’s Munster double-header.

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‘He had a Tipp hat in one hand and a can of cider in the other and was giving the V sign...’

These days, Niall Gilligan and Eamonn Corcoran find themselves in similar social circles - Gilligan is an auctioneer in his native Sixmilebridge while Corcoran is Head of Bank of Ireland for Clare.

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Diarmuid Ryan: Brother’s illness taught me not to take anything for granted

He’s at the beginning of what he hopes will be a long inter-county career with Clare, but Diarmuid Ryan has come to realise there are more important things in life than hurling.

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Clare attacking boost as Galvin back in action

Ian Galvin has returned to contact training giving Clare joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor an extra option in attack for Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship tie with Tipperary in Cusack Park.

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Cleary hoping for a more composed Clare against Kerry

Eoin Cleary admits the Clare footballers must improve their shot-selection if they are to shock Kerry in Saturday’s Munster SFC semi-final.

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Brian Lohan on Davy: ‘Some of the antics, they’re not great’

It’s almost 25 years since Brian Lohan won the first of his two All-Ireland senior medals with Clare, yet the legendary full-back shows no signs of losing his abrasive edge.

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Clare secure safe passage to Munster semi-final meeting with Kerry

Clare secured safe passage to a fifth Munster semi-final meeting with Kerry in six years, but what they produced in this desperately poor provincial quarter-final fixture won’t be anywhere near sufficient to even remotely trouble Kerry.

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It all adds up for sharpshooter Duggan as he juggles hurling with college exams

The scoreboard won’t contain the only numbers that matter to Peter Duggan this month.

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Injuries rob Clare of trio as summer tests loom

Clare’s Munster and All-Ireland hurling ambitions have been significantly compromised by the loss of a trio of players for what appears to be the entirety of the championship season.

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'They see the ref as someone to roar at because they have seen it on TV'

Retiring inter-county referee Rory Hickey has revealed details of the abusive letters sent to him during a 20-year stint with the whistle.

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Time to seed Munster SHC over Leinster?

Tickets for one of the most eagerly awaited Munster senior hurling championships go on sale tomorrow and the provincial council are expecting strong sales.

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Banner send out warning signals with win over Limerick

Munster minor football finalists in the last two seasons, Clare began their 2019 campaign with a comfortable 14-point win over Limerick in Newcastle West.

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Dalo: Walsh Park call has blown Munster wide open

Clare legend Anthony Daly says the decision to grant Waterford home advantage for their Munster SHC games this summer has blown the provincial championship “wide open”.

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No separating Limerick and Clare in chilly Ennis gripper

Donal Moloney has seen a lot of hurling in his time, but yesterday in Cusack Park represented something of a first for him.

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Breezy boss Kiely diplomatically defuses sideline tension

After exchanging a few heated words with the Clare sideline in the closing minutes, John Kiely was a model of diplomacy and even bonhomie upon Paud O’Dwyer’s final whistle.

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Another chapter in a fairytale season for Fermanagh

Rory Gallagher isn’t shying away from it. Five games into a division they were favourites to be relegated from, unbeaten Fermanagh took another big step towards a fairytale promotion at Brewster Park yesterday and their manager isn’t blinking at the bright lights ahead.

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Clare boss Gerry O’Connor relishing prospect of tackling Limerick

Clare joint-manager Gerry O’Connor is already looking ahead to his side’s clash with Limerick, saying any game between the counties “takes on a life of its own”.

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Clare hold off Wexford rally to secure NHL win

Clare just about beat Wexford to the tape in this hugely entertaining NHL 1A encounter in Ennis, the visitors coming back from 14 points down to within two with time running out.

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Galvin worried about handpass clampdown

If truth be told, Colm Galvin is more concerned about the keenness to stamp out thrown passes than the directive to referees to get tougher on high tackles, which Tony Kelly seemingly fell foul of last Saturday week.

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Frozen pitch blamed for Coughlan’s broken ankle

Colm Collins blamed a frozen pitch in Páirc Esler for the horrific ankle injury sustained by Dermot Coughlan, while Kieran McGeeney was unhappy three key decisions went against Armagh in an action-packed Division Two draw in Newry.

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Clare’s Tony Kelly warns of dual demands on college stars

Clare captain Tony Kelly is glad he’s not facing into Fitzgibbon Cup action this weekend, with the National League looming.

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Banner blitz hands Sheedy plenty of lessons to ponder

There’s the headline and there’s the small print, and in a game played out before the middle of January there are no prizes for guessing which takes precedence.

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Donal Moloney Clare didn’t experiment in Munster League success

Clare joint manager Donal Moloney said the Banner have been fielding their best team in the Munster League rather than experimenting with their line-ups.

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Clare will use league triple-header to prepare for Munster championship

Clare hurling joint manager Gerry O’Connor has identified a trio of national league games that he thinks will prime the Banner for a tilt at the Munster championship next summer.

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Donal Tuohy delight as Banner joint managers give ‘continuity’

Clare hurling goalkeeper Donal Tuohy says that it is great that joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have stayed on to give them continuity in 2019.

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Tony Kelly hails the men who stepped up for Ballyea

One of the questions put to Ballyea captain Tony Kelly for a player-profile piece in Sunday’s match programme was what would be the first thing he’d buy if he won the lotto. Kelly’s reply was that he’d purchase a “big business and give jobs to Gudgie (Gearóid O’Connell), Stan Lineen, Cathal Doohan and Pat Joe Connolly. I’d also buy a new knee for Paul Flanagan.”

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Podge Collins: Tony Kelly ‘will need watching on Sunday’

Back in August, Podge Collins found himself marking Tony Kelly for a brief period when Cratloe played Ballyea in the Clare championship.

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Clare SHC: Kelly leads way in Ballyea rebuilding programme

Ballyea 1-21 O’Callaghan’s Mills 1-17

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Clare's Colm Collins expects Gaelic football rule changes to demand second referee

"You have got to think about what can be enforced in the existing system without a second referee."

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Arrabawn U15 hurling: Banner tyros impress to topple Tipp in thriller

An impressive Clare side defeated their Tipperary hosts 1-14 to 0-16 to win the Arrabawn U15 hurling tournament title in Leahy Park, Cashel, on Saturday.

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Anthony Daly still has hunger for inter-county role, reckons Dub Corcoran

Anthony Daly may have ruled himself out of the running for the vacant post in Waterford last month but Niall Corcoran believes the Clare man is far from done with life as an inter-county manager.

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A sense of destiny for the Banner, believes Gilligan

Father Time was pointing impatiently at his watch but the great Clare team of the 90s still had things to do.

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Team news: Clare unchanged for clash with Tribe

While the Clare team to play Galway in tomorrow’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final in Croke Park (5pm) is the same as that which beat Wexford in the quarter-final, Aron Shanagher is an interesting addition to the substitutes.

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Clare fan: ‘I was dragged off Páirc Uí Chaoimh like a dog’

A Clare fan said he was “dragged off the field like you’d drag a dog” following the county’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final win over Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.

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We had to perform, says Clare’s 'keeper Donal Tuohy

There was considerable pressure on this Clare team to make an All-Ireland semi-final, according to Banner goalkeeper Dónal Tuohy.

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Frank Lohan: All-Ireland semi would mark ‘great progress’ for Banner

For 2018 to be deemed a progressive and successful year for the Clare hurlers, then an All-Ireland semi-final has to be reached, according to Frank Lohan.

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Clare's David Fitzgerald more interested in Wexford challenge than getting one over namesake

Yes, he shares his name with the opposing manager. No, he doesn’t know if he was named after the former Clare manager and goalkeeper — he was born just six months after the Sixmilebridge man’s 1995 success with the Banner.

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A year older, a year wiser for Clare's Gerry O’Connor

“You have got to put a product together for people to buy. Maybe last year we didn’t put together a great product. Whereas, this year we feel we have a reasonable product to sell and the customers are coming to buy.”

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Papertalk GAA Podcast: Flexible Clare reconnect with Banner army, patient Galway overcome jitters

Kieran Shannon and John Divilly review the weekend's championship action.

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Papertalk GAA Podcast: Clare's deliverance but what now for Tipp and Waterford?

PM O’Sullivan and Eoghan Cormican review the weekend’s hurling

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Clare hurlers back on track after nine-point win over Waterford

Clare got their Munster hurling campaign back on track with this comprehensive nine-point win over Waterford.

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Clare minors bounce back with ten point win over Waterford

After a defeat to Cork last weekend, Clare bounced back at Cusack Park and recorded a ten point victory over Waterford, in Round 2 of the Munster Minor Hurling (U 17) championship.

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