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At half time on Sunday in O’Moore Park in the Leinster Hurling Championship quarter-final, Laois led by 0-16 to 1-7, and Galway looked in trouble.
All of the declarations have been finalised for tomorrow’s ‘Galway County Council Local Summer Festival’ which will see 74 runners and riders go to post for what promises to be a day of high excitement for owners and trainers alike.
Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.
Both Galway city club senior hurling sides are in second round championship action this Saturday in Kenny Park. And both clubs face formidable opposition in their effort to stay in the 2014 championship race.
Former kingpins of Galway club hurling in the 1990s, and a club that also won county titles in 2000, 2002 and 2004, Athenry, got their 2014 campaign off to a positive start with a 2-20 to 0-15 win over Liam Mellows in Gort last weekend.
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.
Following last weekend’s impressive 0-28 to 1-12 victory over Dublin at Pearse Stadium, the county senior hurlers will head to Walsh Park this Sunday hoping to collect another two points against Waterford, and put themselves in a solid position in 1A of the National Hurling League.
After last year’s Leinster final success and an All-Ireland final appearance, Galway hurling supporters were hopeful that 2013 would be a positive year at senior level for the county.
The Galway senior hurlers now know they need a phenomenal improvement if they are to get anything out of the 2013 season.
Dublin remain the 9/4 outsiders against Galway this Sunday in the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park (4pm), despite having ditched Kilkenny out of the championship.