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It has been a remarkable decade of success for the hurlers of Portumna.
The Galway Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals are on this Sunday in Kenny Park, Athenry, with two mouth-watering clashes down for decision. First up at 2pm is Clarinbridge against Tynagh Abbey Duniry, followed at 3.45pm when Loughrea take on favourites Portumna.
Ballyhale Shamrocks turned Croke Park green as they secured a record-breaking fifth AIB All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club title on St Patrick's Day, thanks to a hard-earned victory over Portumna.
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.
This Sunday at Parnell Park in Dublin ( 2.30pm) Portumna hurlers will face Dunloy (Antrim) in the All-Ireland semi-final.
The most invaluable habit to acquire is a winning one. Portumna simply know how to emerge victorious, and yesterday at Pearse Stadium it wasn’t about being slick or stylish, what mattered was substance.