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The much-anticpated opening round of the senior hurling championship last weekend provided plenty of high-quality action for those fortunate enough to be in attendance or watching online, as kingpins St Thomas needed a dramatic late surge to escape from Pearse Stadium with a win over an unlucky Castlegar side.
Player-manager Fergal Healy led the way for Craughwell in their 0-15 to 0-12 victory over an out-of-sorts Portumna last Sunday in Kenny Park.
At the smoothly run and enjoyable homecoming for both minor and senior teams in Pearse Stadium on Monday, Galway minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey quoted the old Meat Loaf classic “Two out of three ain’t bad” to describe Galway’s terrific 2-17 to 2-15 win over Cork in the All-Ireland minor final.
It might have been the undercard, but the minor final was entertaining and as brilliant for Galway as the latest crop of minors came up trumps against the odds, with a brilliant fearless display of hurling in Croke Park. It couldn’t have started worse for them with Brian Turnbull finishing the ball to the back of the net inside the opening 15 seconds of the game and the same man slotting over a pointed free two minutes later to leave Galway four points down and under serious pressure.
The Galway minor hurlers under the guidance of Jeffrey Lynskey and his management team of Shane Cusack, Gavin Keary and John Commins did just enough last Sunday afternoon in Croke Park to join their senior counterparts in the All-Ireland final on the first weekend in September, when they defeated Kilkenny by 1-12 to 2-8, in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan made his senior debut 11 years ago in 2007 under Ger Loughnane's tenure, and the 34-year-old from Kinvara has seen massive changes in that time.
The Galway minor hurlers will be keen to produce a big performance when they take on the Leinster champions Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final this Sunday at Croke Park (2pm).
The Galway minor hurlers, under the guidance of Jeffrey Lynskey, will face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday week (August 6) at Croke Park after a comprehensive 2-19 to 1-12 win over Clare at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The Galway minor hurlers take on Tipperary this Sunday in the All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park (1.30pm) in an eagerly anticipated repeat of last year's decider, which Galway won.