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The Galway hurlers follow up their opening day narrow 1-19 to 1-16 win over Antrim with a trip to O’Moore Park on Saturday evening (7pm) for a round two clash with Laois.
As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.
On Sunday afternoon one of the greats of Ardnaree's past Fr Peter Quinn will be laid to rest in St Patrick's cemetery in Kilglass. The current crop of Ardnaree players will be hoping that by the time Fr Quinn, who won All Ireland medals with Mayo in 1950 and 51, is laid to rest they will have followed in his footsteps and walked the staircase in Croke Park and become All Ireland champions.
Joe Canning v Joey Holden
Galway have had issues at full-back and centre-back over the past few years and it will be interesting to see if John Hansbury and Iarla Tannian are the men to solve those problem positions.
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion.
Buoyed up by an excellent start to the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship qualifier group Westmeath face a crucial contest at Cusack Park, Mullingar, this Sunday against Antrim.
Anthony Cunningham's senior hurlers must do it all again, and more, when they face their nemesis Kilkenny in the replay of the Leinster semi-final on Saturday in Tullamore (7pm).
At half time on Sunday in O’Moore Park in the Leinster Hurling Championship quarter-final, Laois led by 0-16 to 1-7, and Galway looked in trouble.
An important Saturday for Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship beckons tomorrow when Brian Hanley’s team visit Ballycastle for a clash with Antrim.