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11 stunning images from Clare's run to the All-Ireland final

Davy Fitzgerald’s jigs of joy, the scrappiest goal east of the Shannon and youth in full flow.

Clare started it off by running through Waterford and ‘Brick’ Walsh

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John Conlon scored three points in the Munster SHC quarter final win. INPHO/James Crombie

This man, and his sideburns, knew it was too soon to get excited

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Cork were waiting in the semi-finals but Clare had beaten then thrice in 2013. INPHO/James Crombie

A half-time lead was frittered away in gusting winds and it was off to the Qualifiers

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Paraic Collins reflects on a missed goalscoring chance in The Banner’s eight point loss. INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cusack Park was the first stop-off on the road to recovery

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The game was delayed by 15 minutes as traffic-impinged supporters trickled in. INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Laois were stuck in neutral and Clare went points crazy

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14 different scorers combined to amass a scary scoreline of 1-32 to 0-15. INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Blue was the colour against Wexford and extra time was called for

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Goalkeeper Patrick Kelly saves a shot on goal in a game Clare eventually won with 10 points to spare. INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Galway started the All-Ireland quarter final as favourites…

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… but Clare’s scorers came from all over the park and got Davy Fitz excited. INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Lee who?

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The Clare manager broke out the ‘Sharpey Shuffle’ as his side danced at the crossroads of All-Ireland glory. INPHO/Donall Farmer

Let’s see who is waving the flags later

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Clare’s David McInerney, Cian Dillon, Brendan Bulger, Patrick O’Connor, Colm Galvin and John Conlon parade past some Limerick supporters. INPHO/James Crombie

The Treaty County were up for the fight

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The heart may have ruled the head, however, as easy scoring chances were squandered. INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The Banner goal from Darach Honan was scrappy but Paraic Collins didn’t care

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The three-pointer was enough to keep Limerick at arm’s length throughout the semi final. INPHO/Donall Farmer

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