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For Shahira Barry, sport would not her first choice for recreational enjoyment. She even confessed to a history of evading PE classes in school so the hysteria that has enveloped the county in the days leading up to this crunch tie with arch rivals Kilkenny is not really applicable for her.
If fortune favours Galway next Sunday then the coveted Liam McCarthy cup will be sailing down the N17, a road immortalised by the Saw Doctors. Their manager, Ollie Jennings, has been the chief navigator in the success of this bodacious music group. His speciality is band management, but he is also a proud sports enthusiast. It wasn’t until he relocated to Ballinasloe that he became enthralled with hurling through a friendship he forged with the legendary centre-back, Sean Silke.
On Tuesday April 26 1916, 95 years ago this week, many people in Galway town were gripped by rumour and hysteria. Rebellion in Dublin had been the sole source of conversation the evening before, but now telegraph lines were cut down, no trains were running, and news that rebellion had broken out in Oranmore, Clarinbridge and Athenry, brought events closer to home. All roads out of the town were considered too dangerous to travel. All shops and factories closed. People stood in small groups discussing the situation. There were fears that the rebels were approaching the town.*