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The fifth and final round of group games in the Senior A and B hurling championships always provide drama aplenty, and this year was no different after a gripping weekend’s action.
In the three years he has been in charge of the Galway minor hurlers, Jeffrey Lynskey has guided two different groups of young Tribesmen to the top of the game at their level.
At the smoothly run and enjoyable homecoming for both minor and senior teams in Pearse Stadium on Monday, Galway minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey quoted the old Meat Loaf classic “Two out of three ain’t bad” to describe Galway’s terrific 2-17 to 2-15 win over Cork in the All-Ireland minor final.
It might have been the undercard, but the minor final was entertaining and as brilliant for Galway as the latest crop of minors came up trumps against the odds, with a brilliant fearless display of hurling in Croke Park. It couldn’t have started worse for them with Brian Turnbull finishing the ball to the back of the net inside the opening 15 seconds of the game and the same man slotting over a pointed free two minutes later to leave Galway four points down and under serious pressure.
The Galway minor hurlers under the guidance of Jeffrey Lynskey and his management team of Shane Cusack, Gavin Keary and John Commins did just enough last Sunday afternoon in Croke Park to join their senior counterparts in the All-Ireland final on the first weekend in September, when they defeated Kilkenny by 1-12 to 2-8, in the All-Ireland semi-final.
The Galway minor hurlers, under the guidance of Jeffrey Lynskey, will face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday week (August 6) at Croke Park after a comprehensive 2-19 to 1-12 win over Clare at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh.