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Daithi Burke was the sole Galway player selected on this year's All Star team, which was dominated by All Ireland champions Limerick.
Seven Galway players have been nominated for the PwC Hurling All Stars this year, while champions Limerick, as expected, leads the list with 14 nominations.
Galway looked poised to perhaps pull off their most unlikely win of the season when substitute Evan Niland dropped a spectacular long-range shot just over the crossbar to level Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final for only the fifth time with four minutes left.
The odds may well be stacked against them, having to play their third game in 16 days, but Galway are well equipped to take on Munster champions Limerick on Sunday (4pm).
The task facing Galway hurlers when they take on Limerick in next Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park is a major one, but one which the Tribesmen are looking forward to, manager Shane O’Neill said this afternoon after their nail biting 3-23 to 2-24 victory over Tipperary.
A hugely disappointing ending to last Saturday’s provincial final against Kilkenny saw Galway let slip from their grasp a fourth Leinster title. .
The tag of pre-match favourites used to be something of a burden for Galway hurling teams, but there is a sense the current group will relish the challenge of maintaining the high standards set in demolishing Wexford when they take on old foes Kilkenny in the Leinster final on Saturday evening (6.15pm).
The manner in which a ruthlessly determined Galway side swatted away the surprisingly tame Wexford challenge last Saturday night in Croke Park has reignited hopes that the Tribesmen have realistic ambitions for a second Liam McCarthy triumph in four years.
The Galway senior hurlers will be looking to light up Halloween night with a frightening display of their championship aspirations when they finally get their Liam McCarthy campaign underway against Wexford on Saturday in Croke Park (6.15pm).
A 21 point second half blitz saw Galway overcome a seven point halftime deficit to defeat Tipperary at Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon.