For the first time in 81 years Clare have taken the title as All Ireland Hurling Champions after defeating Offaly.

Niall Martin reports on the celebrations from the Berkley Court Hotel in Dublin for Morning Ireland. This report includes interviews with former Clare hurlers Jimmy Smyth, John Joe Doyle and manager Ger Loughnane.

Jimmy Smyth talks about the origins of 'The Clare Shout', which could be heard throughout the Berkley Court Hotel.

Team manager Ger Loughnane comments

We always had faith these fellas would come through and that they would win out in the end.

Loughnane says that all the years of loss are now behind them.

89 year old John Joe Doyle, who was captain of the defeated 1932 Clare side at the All Ireland Hurling final and has been waiting ever since to see the Banner County play at another final and bring home the McCarthy Cup, commenting

Today brought new life into my veins and hear and everything and thanks be to God I live to see the day.

The team are given a standing ovation. Clare beat Offaly 1-13 to 2-8.

This Morning Ireland report was broadcast on 4 September 1995. The reporter is Niall Martin.