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Following their lacklustre draw last Sunday (0-7 to 1-4) in the Connacht final against Sligo at Hyde Park, the Galway minor footballers and, especially their forward division, have a chance to redeem themselves at Tuam Stadium tomorrow evening in the replay (Friday 7pm).
After seven years of heartbreaking narrow defeats, Galway secured this year's provincial minor crown, and they did it in style on a 3-14 to 1-3 scoreline.
There was 17 points between these sides at the end and it could have been 27 if Galway had kept up the pace they showed in the first half in the second period. They went in leading by 11 points at the break and had their place in the Connacht final already secured before the final 30 minutes of the contest.
The Galway hurlers will take on the 2013 All-Ireland champions Clare in the first round of the National Hurling League in Pearse Stadium on Sunday (2pm).
Mountbellew/Moylough were too good for Salthill/Knocknacarra in the county minor final played on Sunday at Tuam Stadium. The black and amber men cruised home by 1-9 to 0-6.
The Galway senior hurlers travel to Limerick on Sunday to take on the home side at the Gaelic Grounds (3.30pm) in the National Hurling league quarter-final.
I know it sounds like an old cliché but tickets for this All-Ireland final do seem to be like gold dust. If I believe everything I’m told some Mayo folk are willing to give limbs and/or offspring just to get their hands on one. Never mind a Willy Wonka golden ticket, just give me a ticket for the All-Ireland seems to be the message. Even with our minors through to the final there seems to be a scarcity in the county. The main reason for this is because of our opponents, they will have an even bigger problem than us because of their large following. Any neutral county players I spoke to in the last few weeks don’t want to offload their tickets as they feel this game could surpass the semi final encounter between the Dubs and Kerry and want to be there to watch it. Spare a thought for Paddy McNicholas, Vincent Neary and the county board who have the grim task of distributing the tickets to success-starved Mayo fans.
Few saw Dublin giving Galway a 12 point drubbing (2-25 to 2-13) in the Leinster final, and how the players and management team respond to that defeat will be interesting.
Saturday evening in Cusack Park, Ennis will be a defining occasion for the Galway hurlers, who are completely aware that there is no margin for error. From here on in the Championship is knockout, and a doughty Clare team are willing and able to examine Galway’s resolve.
The Kilkenny hurlers are on the march once again. The Cats showed great composure and resolve when defeating the Galway men by four points in a thrilling Leinster semi-final at Tullamore last Saturday evening.