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The Galway hurling dressing room must have been a quiet and sombre place last Sunday afternoon in Nowlan Park after Anthony Cunningham’s young team took a severe pounding by Kilkenny.
“You see things, and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream of things that never were and I say ‘Why not?’”, Anthony Cunningham’s men showed in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day, that despite others dismissing their chances, they were not afraid to do like George Bernard Shaw and ask ‘Why not?’. Why shouldn’t they knock Crossmaglen off their perch andbe crowned all Ireland club champions?
The Galway hurlers will follow up their facile win over UCD last weekend when they take on Laois in the semi-final of the Walsh Cup on Sunday (2pm) at Duggan Park.
It may well be three full weeks away but already the tension and buzz is beginning to build in and around Athlone ahead of the eagerly awaited clash of neighbouring greats St Brigid’s and Garrycastle in the All-Ireland club semi-final.
New Galway senior and u-21 hurling manager Anthony Cunningham will have a busy January and February with his role with the Galway hurlers and his manager’s role with the Leinster club champions Garrycastle, who are in the All-Ireland semi-final against St Brigid’s.
Leinster AIB club final
A - Anthony Cunningham has had the sort of 2011 that any manager could only dream of. After steering his native Galway to u21 All-Ireland glory in September, the two time All-Ireland winner was announced as the new Galway senior hurling bainisteoir. He also found time to guide Garrycastle to a third county title on the trot en route to seeing his side become the first Westmeath club ever to win the AIB Leinster club championship. Not a bad year’s work.
Garrycastle face a tough test when they take on Kildare champions Athy in Newbridge on Sunday. Athy can be described as an up and coming team with as many as nine of their starting team under 21. Having reached the provincial decider in 2009 and the semi-final last year, Anthony Cunningham’s men have a definite edge in terms of experience and at this stage of this particular competition that could prove crucial to the outcome.