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The Galway senior hurlers start their quest to retain the Leinster Hurling Championship crown when they take on Offaly in Bord Na Mona O' Connor Park, Tullamore, on Saturday (7pm).
There has been a massive turn around in the fortunes of the Mayo hurlers in the past few months.
Galway hurling manager Micheál Donoghue and his backroom team will be satisfied with three wins in the bag, and qualification for the league quarter-finals as they continue to blood new players in 1B of the National Hurling League.
The Galway hurlers will be looking for a third division 1B win this weekend when they face Offaly in Pearse Stadium (2pm).
Galway featured in the first All-Ireland hurling final in 1887 when they were beaten by Tipperary. Their first victory in a final came in 1924 when they won the 1923 decider. They played that day in blue and gold colours. They were known on other occasions to tog out in black and amber jerseys. In the 1930s the GAA decided that each county should adopt its own colours, and as UCG had won the Sigerson that year, and their captain was on the County senior team, it was decided that Galway would play from then on in maroon and white, the colours of UCG.
The ongoing and totally unacceptable impasse between Galway county board and the Leinster council in hurling took a new twist this week with the news that city club Liam Mellows has tabled a motion to the county convention on December 12 to move to Munster in 2018, if the county’s minor and U21 hurling teams are not admitted into Leinster.
Young hurlers from Galway will have a chance to show off their skills on Saturday when Centra hosts a community hurling event in Kenny Park with hurling stars Cathal Mannion and Jason Flynn.
PATRICK KAVANAGH was a novelist, songwriter, and columnist with the RTÉ Guide, but he was above all one of the giants of 20th century Irish poetry and literature.
The Galway hurlers went down by 1-17 to 0-13 last Saturday in Parnell Park.
The Galway hurlers, under the new guidance of Micheál Donoghue, start their National Hurling League 1A campaign on Sunday at Pearse Stadium (2pm) against Cork.