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Competitive adult team sport thankfully returns to Galway for the first time since lockdown began as the revamped Brooks Group sponsored senior and intermediate hurling championships gets up and running with 19 games to be played over the weekend.
The line-up for the county semi-finals was completed on Sunday evening when Cappataggle qualified for the last four for the third year running when they overpowered Loughrea in Ballinasloe by 2-18 to 0-14.
All candidates for the vacant hurling manager role have withdrawn from the race to replace Michael Donoghue.
The Galway county board are on the lookout for a new senior hurling manager after the shock news broke late on Tuesday night that Micheál Donoghue and his backroom team would not be continuing in their roles after four seasons at the helm.
Selector Francis Forde says the Galway hurling squad and management team have no qualms about the result of Sunday's All-Ireland final.
Whenever a team finally makes it to the top of the pile, the inevitable questions will be asked of players the following season of how much hunger do they have to win a second title? How will their winning experiences stand to them? Have they taken their game to the next level?
"You are the prisoners of circumstance, of coincidence, and chance […] if you believe in such thing,"15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh are told, as they are caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life in Michael Scott's fantasy novel The Alchemyst: the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
In the past quarter of a century Galway has won nine minor All Ireland titles and five U21 All Irelands, but it is 29 years since they have brought the Liam McCarthy west of the Shannon. While winning national titles at underage level has become a relative norm, Galway has been unable to transfer that success to senior level.
Galway manager Micheal Donoghue and his Waterford counterpart Derek McGrath will renew hurling rivalries on Sunday - some 25 years after their first meeting.