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Impossible to look past Portumna on Sunday

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And Galwegians have another such opportunity this Sunday when Gort take on the might of Portumna in the county senior hurling final at Pearse Stadium.

Portumna remain Galway’s top team

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The most invaluable habit to acquire is a winning one. Portumna simply know how to emerge victorious, and yesterday at Pearse Stadium it wasn’t about being slick or stylish, what mattered was substance.

Experience the key for Champions

Greatness is often an over-used term in a sporting context. To some it's seen as the accumulation of titles, medals, and personal accolades over a sporting career. To others, it's the delivery of the perfect season or performance when the occasion demands it most. Whatever your defintion, Joe Canning certainly fits the bill. Even at the tender age of 20, Canning has already compiled a CV bulging with many of the game's highest honours. Yesterday was another demonstration of his extraordinary talent as his 0-10 assisted Portumna to their fourth Galway SHC title. However, it was a day when the current GAA All-Star and Young Hurler of the Year was outshone by his team-mates.

Deserving Portumna nail another title

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Portumna validated their credentials as Galway’s top hurling club when they claimed back-to-back titles and their fourth in six years.

Magnificent Portumna show the stuff of true champions

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My brother’s father-in-law, Johnny Carty, is a hail and hearty 80-years-old, a Wexford man (Rathnure) who loves most sports, but especially hurling.

Magnificent Portumna show the stuff of true champions

My brother’s father-in-law, Johnny Carty, is a hearty 80-year-old Wexford man (Rathnure) who loves most sports, but especially hurling.

The Shamrocks will not celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style

This year’s All-Ireland hurling club final on St Patrick’s Day will feature reigning champions Portumna of Galway and Waterford's De La Salle after they saw off the challenges of Ballyhale Shamrocks and Cushendall respectively in the semi-finals last weekend. The men from the west were particularly impressive when beating Kilkenny champions at a well attended game in Thurles.

A day of days

Since I packed in competitive football the most regular question that I have been asked is:

Stockwell a true legend of the game

There was sadness in Tuam and Galway this week with the end of an era for Galway football with the death of the great Frank Stockwell at the age of 80 after a long battle with illness. Frankie was the second member of a foot-balling double act, which was almost as famous and successful as Laurel and Hardy in their prime.

All-Ireland club final day is a day of days

Since I packed in competitive football the most regular question that I have been asked on numerous occasions is:

 

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