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Speculation on the next Galway senior hurling manager gathered pace last week.
We had marvellous hurling matches on Saturday and Sunday and it was great. They were on RTÉ both days which meant I didn’t have to go out to visit to see either of them, but could sit in my chair in my own home and revel in the sport of it.
I hope each of you in some way or another is enjoying this lovely weather. We are so lucky to live on an island, when we look at mainland Europe where the temperatures have soared to an almost unbearable level and there are deaths and forest fires and all such attendant ills from the very high temperatures there. Here, we are enjoying the dry, hot weather, which is just at those temperatures which are bearable but lovely, and I hope it is a foretaste of all of the summer to come.
After a breathless finale last Sunday afternoon, when Galway’s best performance of the season was rewarded with a one-point win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park, the Leinster hurling championship has a Super Saturday evening to look forward to this weekend when two matches will remove one team from the All-Ireland race.
The sharp reflexes of goalkeeper Colm Callanan denied Wexford a first championship win over Galway since 1996 on Sunday afternoon in Pearse Stadium. The late save from Cathal Dunbar at point blank range allowed the home fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief when the final whistle sounded soon after.
Q: It mightn't have been perfect, but to get the win on the first day out against Carlow, was that all that mattered?
The hurlers of Galway and Wexford will go head to head for the sixth time in just over two years on Sunday afternoon in Pearse Stadium (4pm) with a lot on the line for both counties as the Leinster championship round robin series begins to heat up.
Wexford were confirmed as Galway’s opponents for this Saturday’s Allianz League quarter-final at Pearse Stadium (1.30pm) after Davy Fitzgerald’s men utilised the wind conditions in their favour to overturn a five-point half-time deficit against Kilkenny last Sunday.
Michael Ryan stepped down as Westmeath manager following Saturday's 2-21 to 0-16 All Ireland SHC Preliminary Quarter-Final defeat against Wexford at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.
Westmeath manager Michael Ryan is hopeful the midlanders can deliver against Wexford in Saturday evening's All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship preliminary quarter final clash at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar (7pm throw-in).