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Galway looked poised to perhaps pull off their most unlikely win of the season when substitute Evan Niland dropped a spectacular long-range shot just over the crossbar to level Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final for only the fifth time with four minutes left.
The task facing Galway hurlers when they take on Limerick in next Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park is a major one, but one which the Tribesmen are looking forward to, manager Shane O’Neill said this afternoon after their nail biting 3-23 to 2-24 victory over Tipperary.
A hugely disappointing ending to last Saturday’s provincial final against Kilkenny saw Galway let slip from their grasp a fourth Leinster title. .
The tag of pre-match favourites used to be something of a burden for Galway hurling teams, but there is a sense the current group will relish the challenge of maintaining the high standards set in demolishing Wexford when they take on old foes Kilkenny in the Leinster final on Saturday evening (6.15pm).
The manner in which a ruthlessly determined Galway side swatted away the surprisingly tame Wexford challenge last Saturday night in Croke Park has reignited hopes that the Tribesmen have realistic ambitions for a second Liam McCarthy triumph in four years.
The Galway senior hurlers will be looking to light up Halloween night with a frightening display of their championship aspirations when they finally get their Liam McCarthy campaign underway against Wexford on Saturday in Croke Park (6.15pm).
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.
ting prospect of a trip into the cauldron that is Nowlan Park for a crucial Leinster championship round robin fixture against Kilkenny on Sunday afternoon (2pm) with Micheál Donoghue’s men under the microscope again.
A late Galway surge made the final 1-24 to 1-18 scoreline look more comfortable than Sunday’s Leinster championship opener actually was. Plucky Carlow hurled with plenty of spirit and no little amount of skill and left Galway manager Micheál Donoghue with plenty to ponder ahead of Wexford’s upcoming visit to Salthill.