Brian Lohan celebrated his first game in charge of the Clare senior hurlers with a one-point victory 2-17 to 1-19 over Tipperary in the Munster League.
The All-Ireland champions started the brightest in Nenagh, with Jason Forde displaying excellent marksmanship. However, goals from Ian Galvin and Seadna Morey in the 13th and 17th minute respectively gave Clare a firm foothold in the contest and they would go on to lead 2-06 to 0-10 at the break.
On the resumption, quick scores were traded before Tom Fox goaled for Tipp on 40 minutes.
Jason Forde's (0-14) accuracy from play and placed balls was keeping the Premier in front, while Clare's Niall Deasy (0-07) was to the fore in keeping the Banner in touch.
As the game entered the final minutes, subs Cathal McInerney and Aidan McCarthy fired over Clare points to edge them in front and so ensure a dramatic victory.
In the Walsh Cup, Dublin had eight points to spare when accounting for Westmeath on a 1-22 to 0-17 scoreline in Mullingar.
Mattie Kenny's side were always in control, with Aidan Mellet firing home the game’s only goal in the 14th minute. That gave the Dubs a 1-15 to 0-09 half-time advantage
Westmeath did improve a little after the break but were always chasing the contest.
Elsewhere, Laois ran out 3-19 to 0-22 winners over Carlow.
First-half goals from Ronan Murray, Aaron Bergin set Eddie Brennan's men on their way and they would lead 2-09 to 0-11 at the break.
Another green flag from Ross King on 49 minutes was enough of a cushion for Laois.