Sport GAA GAA Galleries Updated: Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 13:39 Tweet 2 June: On the second day in June, Clare arrived in Thurles seeking their first Munster Championship victory since 2008. Davy Fitzgerald was facing familiar faces having managed Waterford to an All-Ireland final just five years ago. 2 June: Clare started their Championship with a notably young side - many drafted straight into the senior team from the U21s. 2 June: Jake Dillon's eighth-minute goal for Waterford, allied to Maurice Shanahan's four-point haul, gave the Déise a 1-09 to 0-08 interval lead, but there was little to separate the two sides in the early stages. 2 June: Clare began to find their feet as the game progressed and Davy Fitz's young side eventually wore down the Waterford resistance. Championship debutant Shane O'Donnell and Conor McGrath both found the net in the second half - the Banner men progress 23 June: The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick was the setting for the rematch of the Division 1A relegation playoff between Cork and Clare - a clash which saw Clare send the Leesiders down to hurling's second tier. 23 June: Clare had already beaten Cork in the Waterford Crystal Cup and the regular season league fixture in 2013 - but this was the Championship - where Cork had not lost to Clare since 1998. 23 June: Clare started strongly and took an 0-11 to 0-08 lead into half time, courtesy of an impressive display by Padraic Collins, who scored 0-05 overall. 23 June: But the second half was all Cork - eight points without reply after the break effectively decided the result. sending Clare into the qualifiers and giving the Rebels a 0-23 to 0-15 victory over the Bannermen - a win for Cork at the fourth attempt 6 July: Laois had surprised many with their spirited display against Galway in the Leinster semi-final, but all the same, they still found themselves in Ennis to face Clare on their home patch in Phase 2 of the qualifiers. 6 July: The result of this one was never in question. Absolute dominance from Clare saw Laois swept aside - 13 of the Clare starters scored from play. 6 July: Leading by nine points at the break and by 15 after 50 minutes Clare eventually eased to a 1-32 to 0-15 victory. 13 July: Phase 3 of the qualifiers. Wexford v Clare was the opener of a bumper double header in front of a big crowd in Thurles. This game looked to be a formality on a number of occasions, with Clare leading by seven points at one stage in the second hal 13 July: However Wexford roared back into contention with a late rally - they outscored Clare by 1-5 to 0-02 in the final 15 minutes. U21 star Jack Guiney levelled the scores with a stunning goal for Wexford deep in stoppage time to leave the scores 1-17 13 July: Clare steadied their nerves and the Banner came good in extra time. Two goals from substitute Cathal McInerney set Clare on their way to the All-Ireland quarter-finals on a final score of 3-24 to 1-20. 14 July: Horgan, who many thought was harshly sent off for bringing his hurley down on the head of Paudie O'Brien, would later have his red card ban rescinded. But this day belonged to Limerick, who pulled clear against 14-man Cork in the second half.