Masterful Clare book final place
Clare reached their first All-Ireland Hurling final since 2002 with a sparkling display at Croke Park, where they mastered Munster neighbours Limerick by 1-22 to 0-18.
Davy Fitzgerald's Banner heroes led all the way, buoyed by an early goal from Darach Honan, to set up a meeting with another Munster side, Cork, in the decider on September 8.
Colin Ryan laid on a finishing master-class, hitting 11 points, nine of them from frees, on a day when his side could do no wrong.
Tony Kelly was another who stamped his class on the contest, hitting four scores from play to cap a wonderful display.
Clare led by seven points at half-time, and although Shane Dowling narrowed the gap with a string of frees, Limerick never looked like getting the better of their in-form opponents.