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It has been a remarkable decade of success for the hurlers of Portumna.
Ballyhale Shamrocks turned Croke Park green as they secured a record-breaking fifth AIB All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club title on St Patrick's Day, thanks to a hard-earned victory over Portumna.
Nothing lasts for ever and we know that all good things come to an end. And it did for Portuma yesterday.
1. Critical battle areas
This Sunday at Parnell Park in Dublin ( 2.30pm) Portumna hurlers will face Dunloy (Antrim) in the All-Ireland semi-final.
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.
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.
Two minutes from time, and the evenly matched teams were deadlocked. The momentum was with Limerick, Galway appeared to be ailing, when suddenly the maroons showed the pluck and perseverance that John McItyre demanded. Joe Canning strolled out the field, nailed a free, manufactured another and closed the game with a second strike that rescued the situation.