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Pádraic Mannion won his first All-Star last year after a terrific season and, more importantly, he collected his first county senior All-Ireland medal in the victory over Waterford.
Watching the third episode of the documentary The Game on RTÉ One it was lovely to look back at Joe Connolly's rousing speech in 1980 after that team won the All-Ireland final and broke into the top tier of hurling again.
At half time in the All-Ireland minor semi-final at Croke Park it was looking a bit bleak for Galway, behind by 2-04 to 0-6 against Meath.
Travelling up the motorway on Saturday afternoon to Croke Park for the All-Ireland semi-final, we listened to Padraic Joyce (Galway), Dick Clerkin (Monaghan) and Liam Kearns (Tipperary manager) on Off the Ball on Newstalk to pass an hour of the journey, and all three pointed out that Galway would have to produce an exceptional performance to keep the Dubs at bay.
In the year 1527, it was decreed in one of the Galway Statutes that “At no time to use ne occupy ye hurling of ye little balle with the hookie sticks or staves, nor use no hand balle to play without the walls, but only the great foot balle”. It seems the authorities of the day were trying to limit the playing of hurling, but they might as well have tried to hold back the tide.
Hurling fever has taken hold of Galway as the county prepares to tackle Limerick in this Sunday's decider at Croke Park, when Micheál Donoghue's senior men travel to Dublin, looking to secure back-to-back titles for the first time since 1988.
Another interesting weekend in the Westmeath SFC is imminent with six matches set to take place. In Group 1, Tyrrellspass and holders St Lomans of Mullingar, will be hoping to maintain their winning runs, but Athlone and Killucan require points also.
THE SIXTH Féile na bhFlaitheartach, the annual celebration of the work of two of Ireland's finest writers - Liam and Tom O'Flaherty - takes place on Inis Mór, The Aran Islands, on Saturday August 25 and Sunday 26.
Galway will take on Kilkenny in the last four of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship after a facile 0-20 to 0-4 win over Dublin at the weekend.
Another interesting weekend beckons in the Westmeath Senior Football Championship with the Sunday evening meeting between holders St Loman’s and Athlone promising to be an interesting encounter.