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This Sunday in Croke Park (3.30pm) Galway will try might and main to advance to their first all-Ireland senior hurling final in seven years.
Clarinbridge qualified for a second consecutive county final last Saturday when they saw off Craughwell comfortably enough in Duggan Park on a score-line of 0-18 to 0-13.
The re-fixture for last Sunday’s abandoned county hurling semi-final between Clarinbridge and Craughwell takes place this Saturday in Duggan Park at 2.30pm.
The All Ireland club hurling title has come west of the Shannon to Galway on 10 occasions since 1971. Tomorrow (St Patrick’s Day) Clarenbridge are aiming to make that 11.
A club’s season can turn on a small thing. Clarinbridge were close to crashing out of the Galway county championship in the group stages last summer. It took a late free from Mark Kerins to snatch a draw off Beagh in their last group game, and without that score, they would not have even qualified, having lost their first two games to Kinvara and Portumna.
It is still difficult to escape the gnawing feeling that the tail end of November is no time to be having your showcase game of the year.
Loughrea are back in the county final again this year and on Sunday at 2.30pm in Pearse Stadium they take on Clarinbridge in a highly anticipated clash.
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.
After the exciting drama of the last two weekends with Offaly, John McIntyre and his Galway team will face a fresh challenge when they take on Kilkenny in the 2010 Leinster final at Croke Park on Sunday (4pm).
•The first annual general meeting of the Galway Hurling Supporters Club will be held next Thursday (February 25) at the Lough Rea Hotel, Loughrea, Co Galway at 8pm. The club, which was set up last year, already boasts more than 600 members, and chairman Eamon Bradshaw is hoping this will increase to more than 2,000 this year. Bradshaw is calling on everyone interested in hurling to attend the AGM where officers will outline its activities during 2009, financial support for the Galway hurling reams, members aspirations for 2010, planned events during 2010, and benefits for members. The club has its own website, www.ghsc.ie, which has attracted hits from all over the world.