John Conlon's entire summer is in doubt as it emerges that his ankle injury will see him sidelined for months rather than weeks.
Brian Cody isn't taking Ger Loughnane's criticism of the Kilkenny hurling team to heart.
Clare's Colin Ryan admits hurling has become extremely tactical.
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"That's what hurling is all about. It was a man's game out there, toe to toe, and that's what it was today."
Dan Shanahan has claimed that his younger brother Maurice was jeered by members of the Clare bench as he prepared to convert the last-gasp free which sent the Allianz Hurling League final to a replay.
Waterford and Clare could not be separated in a thrilling league final that finished 0-22 each after extra time at Thurles.
Hugely-important hurling action took place today as the climax of the national hurling league coincided with the start of the Leinster SHC.
Davy Fitzgerald is looking forward to next Sunday's Allianz Hurling League final replay after extra-time failed to separate Clare and Waterford this afternoon.
The International Rules Series between Ireland and Australia won't take place this year.
Darach Honan is hoping to follow in his father Colm's footsteps by winning an Allianz League medal today.
Tony Kelly has been restored to the Clare starting 15 for tomorrow's league final against Waterford.
Recently retired Waterford star Stephen Molumphy believes Derek McGrath is the man to lead the Deise to the promised land.
Clare were found wanting in the 'hunger' and 'intensity' departments last year but not any more, insists Tony Kelly.
Here are our previews for this weekend's hurling clashes across the country and abroad.
Clare coach Donal Og Cusack believes it will be impossible compare Sunday's NHL final with the Munster SHC clash between the sides in a few weeks.
Pat Kelly reckons that Waterford are every bit as good as Kilkenny.
Waterford hold the advantage over Allianz Hurling League Division One final opponents Clare as both sides prepare for the clash in Thurles this Sunday.
Clare midfielder Colm Galvin says he's delighted to see Davy Fitzgerald's bold decision to bring Donal Og Cusack into his backroom team has shown early signs of paying off.
Waterford will be approaching Sunday's Allianz Hurling league final "as if it's the be all and end all", according to team selector Fintan O'Connor.
Clare have been dealt a significant blow with the news that John Conlon is ruled out of Sunday's Division 1 final versus holders Waterford in Thurles.