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In a riveting contest between two very evenly-matched teams, St Thomas’ proved themselves kingpins of Galway hurling yet again, taking this year's Galway Senior Hurling Championship title by 1-14 to 0-15.
There can be no argument now that the best two teams in the county will face off in this Sunday’s eagerly anticipated senior final, after St Thomas' withstood yet another gallant, but ultimately unsuccessful attempt by Cappataggle to reach their first decider.
A surge at the end of the first half and right at the start of the second saw Galway eventually fall to an inevitable eight-point reverse in front of 14,000 fans on Sunday afternoon.
Inspired by a magnificent performance from former Tipperary captain Brendan Maher, Borris-Ileigh’s strong finish saw them prevail by 1-21 to 1-14 after a fascinating contest with St Thomas last Sunday in Limerick.
For only the ninth time in the history of the competition, the finalists from a year ago will go head-to-head for the second consecutive year in the Galway senior hurling final as St Thomas and Liam Mellows renew acquaintances in Pearse Stadium on Sunday (2.30pm).
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The south east Galway villages of Kilchreest and Peterswell will be represented for the second time in Croke Park on the biggest day on the club calendar when St Thomas’ attempt to become the fourth Galway hurling club to win multiple All-Ireland senior titles on Sunday.
St Thomas’ are renowned for the quality of their stickwork and ability able to carve open teams when in full flow, but it was ultimately their defensive resolve and workrate that earned them victory in a dramatic All-Ireland club semi-final against Ruairí Óg Cushendall in Parnell Park on Saturday.
It was a lovely evening for hurling in Athenry on Sunday with a dry sod and warm autumnal sunshine for the double header in Kenny Park, and the senior tie of Liam Mellows and St Thomas’ was expected to be a highly exciting and competitive game.
Gort, St Thomas and Loughrea were the standout performers on a busy weekend of club hurling action as the Galway Senior Hurling Championship made a welcome return following a four-month hiatus.