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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


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


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


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


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


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


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…


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

Lee who?


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


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


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


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

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