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Selector Francis Forde says the Galway hurling squad and management team have no qualms about the result of Sunday's All-Ireland final.
Whenever a team finally makes it to the top of the pile, the inevitable questions will be asked of players the following season of how much hunger do they have to win a second title? How will their winning experiences stand to them? Have they taken their game to the next level?
"You are the prisoners of circumstance, of coincidence, and chance […] if you believe in such thing,"15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh are told, as they are caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life in Michael Scott's fantasy novel The Alchemyst: the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
In the past quarter of a century Galway has won nine minor All Ireland titles and five U21 All Irelands, but it is 29 years since they have brought the Liam McCarthy west of the Shannon. While winning national titles at underage level has become a relative norm, Galway has been unable to transfer that success to senior level.
Galway manager Micheal Donoghue and his Waterford counterpart Derek McGrath will renew hurling rivalries on Sunday - some 25 years after their first meeting.