The Galway senior hurlers will face Dublin in the Walsh Cup final this Sunday at 5pm in Croke Park.
Anthony Cunningham's men secured their place in the final by virtue of a 2-18 to 0-15 victory over Carlow last weekend with Padraig Brehony and Jonathan Glynn raising the green flags.
According to reports star forward Joe Canning has had to undergo surgery on his broken finger sustained in the win over Offaly, and the Portumna man will miss the first two rounds of the NHL at the minimum.
Galway v Carlow: C Callanan, R Burke, F Moore, P Mannion, C Flynn, D Collins, G McInerney, J Cooney (0-02 ), J Coen (0-01, 1f ), P Brehony (1-02 ), J Glynn (1-01 ), D Higgins (0-06, 4f ), J Regan (0-01 ), A Smith, B Molloy (0-01, 1f ). Subs: J Flynn (0-02, 2f ), E Burke (0-01 ), P Killeen, G Kelly (0-01 ).