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The 3,000 or so who paid into McHale Park on Wednesday evening got more than their money’s worth from this clash between the hosts and last year’s All Ireland champions. Extra time was needed by Mayo to send them into next weekend’s semi-final against Roscommon, but even getting to extra time was something that looked to be beyond Mayo in the early stages of the second half, as Galway had a number of chances to pull well ahead of Mayo, but a stream of wides from the Tribesmen eventually came back to haunt them.
Kilkenny boss Brian Cody likes to make statements of intent and by recalling many of his big guns and giving Galway a nine-point trimming last Sunday at Pearse Stadium, 2-20 to 1-14, he laid down a small marker for the year.
The Galway minor footballers start their quest for some silverware this Saturday at 7pm in Tuam Stadium when they face Sligo in the Connacht championship.
Gerry Fahy’s county minors face a tough game against last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo in the curtain raiser on Sunday (12.10pm).
Over the past two decades Galway minor hurling teams have enjoyed several bountiful Sunday afternoons in September, and Mattie Murphy’s current crop of youngsters will be anxious to add another to the collection this weekend.
Galway took their eighth ESB All-Ireland minor hurling title in impressive fashion with a four-point win over Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday.
Last Sunday was a fantastic day for Galway hurling.Winning a hurling All-Ireland final, senior, u-21, or minor is a wonderful thing for a county, but beating Kilkenny in the final at Croke Park makes it a little sweeter.