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County champions Liam Mellows came from eight points down to beat near neighbours Castlegar by five in the Galway Senior Hurling Championship second round in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.
“We are blessed with the most wonderful field game in the world. No sport is more skillful, more graceful, more revealing of those who play it, and nobody who has seen hurling played by its greatest exponents can be in any doubt what beauty is, or graciousness or courtesy either.
Galway athletes enjoyed considerable success at the Connacht Championships in Sligo IT on Saturday.
The Galway hurlers face a severe test of their credentials this Sunday afternoon at Croke Park (4pm). In order to annex what would be the county's second Leinster title, they will need to produce a top-class display against current All-Ireland champions Kilkenny.
Both Galway city club senior hurling sides are in second round championship action this Saturday in Kenny Park. And both clubs face formidable opposition in their effort to stay in the 2014 championship race.
Former kingpins of Galway club hurling in the 1990s, and a club that also won county titles in 2000, 2002 and 2004, Athenry, got their 2014 campaign off to a positive start with a 2-20 to 0-15 win over Liam Mellows in Gort last weekend.
The Galway senior hurlers now know they need a phenomenal improvement if they are to get anything out of the 2013 season.
There was a fantastic sense of satisfaction and contentment for Galway fans in Croke Park on Sunday after a five-point victory (0-22 to 0-17) over Cork saw them into the All Ireland final for the first time in seven years.
Sunday afternoon was a very special day for Anthony Cunningham, Tom Helebert and Mattie Kenny’s vibrant panel of hurlers and for Galway hurling.
The Galway hurlers and especially the Galway defence will face the “acid test” this Sunday when they face Kilkenny in the Leinster final at Croke Park (4pm).