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Loughrea, powered by the free-taking of young Neil Keary, advanced with a lot more ease than the final scoreline suggests to the 2010 county final where they will face Clarinbridge.
Nothing lasts for ever and we know that all good things come to an end. And it did for Portuma yesterday.
“Over the past few years we, as a panel of players, have made the life choice to devote ourselves completely to hurling and the effort that has gone in has been huge.”
Talking to Portumna captain Leo Smith is like charging a mobile phone.
Winning one club All-Ireland title is tough. They are not easy to win. If they were, everyone would do so, which makes Portumna’s quest for an unprecedented three-in-a-row all the more remarkable.
Portumna’s greatness has long been confirmed, but Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final success at Parnell Park offered another reminder of their ability to deal with an awkward situation.
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.
The closure of the local championship season always concludes with a mixture of feelings. There is an obvious disappointment that another year has passed and for some of the contenders opportunities have been squandered. Still, though, deep down hope hasn't left the hearts.
The Clayton Hotel, Galway city, is located only minutes from Galway Airport and adjacent to the famous Ballybrit Racecourse, home to the world’s fourth largest racing festival. Featuring 200 luxury bedrooms, a leisure centre, and a choice of dining options, The Clayton has so much to offer visitors to Galway.