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•The female-dominated crew of Joie de Vie enjoyed victory in the second race of the Galway Bay Sailing Club’s Storm Technology Series in exhilarating conditions of up to 30 knot winds. First to the windward mark, using a small headsail. Joie de Bie stayed ahead of Henry and Marina Lupton’s new boat Beoga on the run to Leverets and continued to lead until close to the end when Optique overtook. However her keel lifted on the last gybe and the crew had to drop the kite, thus ceding the lead to Joie again, who maintained it to the finish, claiming first on both Echo and IRC handicap. Now What claimed second on Echo with Optique on IRC. Despite tearing their spinnaker with a Chinese gybe near the end of the race Beoga still limped home third over the line. In Class 2 the win went to RhoCoDar who sailed a good tactical race given the conditions. Addict took second with Thataway taking third.
Galway and Clare will play each other in phase two of the hurling championship qualifiers after the sides gallantly lost to Kilkenny and Tipperary respectively.
Having produced the substantial performance that was required in Ennis, an evolving Galway senior hurling outfit now head for Thurles on Saturday intent on taking the prized Cork scalp.
Eight teams remain in contention for All-Ireland glory after last weekend’s busy schedule. The main event was the 120th playing of the Munster Hurling Final. Considering the importance of Thurles to the GAA, it was probably fitting that the home county Tipperary landed the spoils.
Galway’s first hurling championship win over Cork since 2002 has prompted renewed hope in the county’s senior hurlers. However John McIntyre’s evolving team has little time to enjoy Saturday’s 1-19 to 0-15 victory over Cork as they head to Semple Stadium for their next assignment, an All Ireland hurling quarter-final with Waterford, on Sunday.
The past week proved that Kilkenny's stranglehold on Leinster hurling is as strong as ever.
For nearly an hour everything was going to plan, but it all unravelled in the crucial last 13 minutes. Six points ahead Galway were motoring well, Waterford were in deep bother, and the signs suggested that the maroons would close the deal for the third week in succession.