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Sunday was a tough day for Galway supporters who were fortunate enough to get a ticket to the 2018 All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final in Croke Park.
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.
Following on from last weekend's epic 1-30 to 1-30 draw with Clare after extra time at Croke Park, the Galway hurlers will have to find the energy and drive to do it all again this Sunday, when they face the Banner men in the All-Ireland semi-final replay at Semple Stadium (Thurles) at 2pm.
Leinster championship games are coming thick and fast for the Galway hurlers now.
Galway senior hurlers take on Kevin Ryan's Offaly in the Leinster semi-final in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, on Sunday (2pm).
The Galway hurlers were far too strong last Sunday for Ger Cunningham's Dublin outfit in O'Connor Park in Tullamore
When you sit down and talk Galway hurling with David Collins, you can imagine what it is like to be in the dressing room and ready to go to war in maroon and white. If passion alone won a Celtic cross, then Collins would be weighed down with them at this stage of his career. But, alas, the 31-year-old Liam Mellows' man has just the one from the u-21 championship in 2005.
"Brian's a fierce competitor and he'd fight for every ball there, whether it's a Galway ball or a Kilkenny ball - and so would I. The thing we'd love to be doing is still playing," says Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham of his Kilkenny opposite Brian Cody.
The Galway u-21 hurling panel, including senior stars from last Sunday's wonderful win over Tipperary, Jason Flynn, Cathal Mannion and Conor Whelan, will head to Semple Stadium this Saturday for the All-Ireland semi-final against Munster champions Limerick (6pm).