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It was something else, something raw tugging at so many heartstrings.
Galway supporters lucky enough to have been in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon witnessed history being made with the county winning its fifth senior All-Ireland hurling title - their first since 1988 when Conor Hayes led the team to All-Ireland glory.
Galway supporters lucky enough to have been in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon witnessed history being made, with the county winning its fifth senior All-Ireland hurling title - their first since 1988 when Conor Hayes led the team to All-Ireland glory.
At times it was sparkling, others nerve wracking but at the end of the day it was just brilliant as Galway ended a 29-year wait to bring the Liam McCarthy Cup west of the Shannon for the fifth time. Three minutes in looked like they might do it the easy way, hitting Waterford for three points in the opening 180 seconds, but once Kevin Moran got in behind the Galway defence and drove the ball low past Colm Callanan in the Galway goal to kick life into what looked like a startled Waterford, it was game on.
There is nothing like a novel pairing to whet the appetite of all hurling fans in the county.
Conor Cooney, not 25 years of age until October, is in his sixth season of playing senior hurling with Galway.
This Sunday in Croke Park the Galway senior hurlers will line up at 3.30pm for their chance to add to the hurling annals, under the watchful eye of referee Fergal Horgan from Tipperary.
Well, last week I began the column by talking about Roscommon and Mayo, so I had better be true to myself and begin this column by talking about the replay at the weekend.
The atmosphere in the stands and on the terraces in Croke Park around 5.30pm last Sunday afternoon was absolutely electric.
Heroes wear capes for a reason, so that people will know who to go to in the event of an an emergency. There’d be no point in Superman or Spiderman having their own movies if they weren’t going to pop up in the end and save the day.