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Ollie Canning has played senior club championship hurling for more than 20 years, and with six county senior medals and four All-Ireland club medals in his collection, he knows what it takes to win on big championship days.
Current All-Ireland club hurling and Galway county champions Portumna proved too good for Craughwell on Sunday in Kenny Park, qualifying for yet another county final with a three point victory (1-15 to 0-15).
A mouth-watering contest between current All-Ireland champions Portumna and Craughwell outfit is the highlight of this weekend’s Galway Senior Hurling Championship action.
A host of teams were hoping Portumna might be a little tired or a bit sated by their recent All-Ireland success and not too keen on the upcoming county championship. Perhaps, they would not be too pushed about retaining the Tom Callanan Cup for the coming year?
The Portumna hurlers collected the Tommy Moore Cup on the steps of the Hogan Stand for a stunning fourth time in nine years on Monday after seeing off Mount Leinster Rangers by 0-19 to 0-11.
It is usually difficult and can take a few years for most teams to adjust to the step-up from intermediate to senior level in either hurling or football.
The Galway senior hurlers face Offaly at Croke Park this Sunday in the Leinster semi-final with a 4pm throw-in, and based on recent form the Tribesmen are expected to hold sway.
Ballyhale Shamrocks turned Croke Park green as they secured a record-breaking fifth AIB All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club title on St Patrick's Day, thanks to a hard-earned victory over Portumna.
1. Critical battle areas
Portumna’s greatness has long been confirmed, but Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final success at Parnell Park offered another reminder of their ability to deal with an awkward situation.