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Johnny Cash famously sang about walking the line and this Saturday at Semple Stadium (7pm) the Galway senior hurlers will have to do just that if they are to see off Tipperary and keep their championship season alive.
The GAA has recently confirmed the membership of a new committee to examine the state of hurling and to draft proposals to ensure the continued health of the game.
Galway announced their arrival once again as a formidable force on the inter-county football scene with a significant victory over, albeit a very lethargic looking, Roscommon side. I have met Alan Mulholland on quite a few occasions throughout the winter months through my involvement with NUI Galway and I always came away with the impression that this young manager knows what he is about.
Henry Shefflin has remained at home in Kilkenny this week, as his fellow All-Star hurlers departed on a trip to sunny California.
There is a memorable moment towards the end of Brian Cody’s autobiography – the self-titled ‘Cody’ – in which he describes the run-up to the 2009 All-Ireland final.
It has been a long hard winter in Kilkenny and I'm not just talking about the weather. The disappointment of not achieving the illusive five-in-a-row has been well and truly trashed out since last September.
It will be a case of straight back up on the horse as Kilkenny renew their hurling rivalry with Tipperary early in the new year with a February league clash.
It was a strange sight not to see the Liam MacCarthy Cup being hoisted aloft on the stage while standing in the Market Yard on Monday evening among the masses of proud Kilkenny hurling fans waiting to welcome home our gallant heroes. Unfortunately Sunday’s game didn't pan out the way we would have hoped, and for that we must ‘tip’ our hats to the Premier men for a job well done.
Last Sunday Tipp took to the game like a team possessed. They hurled out of their skin in front of a crowd of 81,765. Kilkenny on the otherhand looked a little tired and with the recent bad luck with injuries it was always going to be an uphill battle.
Twelve months ago Kilkenny entered Croke Park knowing a victory over arch rivals Tipperary would see them lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup for a record equalling fourth time in a row. After a pulsating battle they emerged victors a feat that put them beside the great Cork team of the ‘40s.