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It may not have been like Galway’s historic 10-point Leinster final win over Kilkenny, but Andy Smith, Galway’s 29 year-old midfielder, took plenty from their semi-final victory over Cork.
There was a fantastic sense of satisfaction and contentment for Galway fans in Croke Park on Sunday after a five-point victory (0-22 to 0-17) over Cork saw them into the All Ireland final for the first time in seven years.
Hurling fever is at a zenith in the city and county this week as the senior hurlers get ready for Sunday’s showdown with Cork which could see them advance to an All-Ireland senior final for the first time in seven years.
Galway hurling coach and team selector Mattie Kenny does not talk about winning hurling matches too often, if at all. He does not talk about winning All-Irelands, or indeed All-Ireland semi-finals. Instead, he focuses almost exclusively on the potential and expected performance that the Galway hurlers can produce on any given day.
Sunday afternoon was a very special day for Anthony Cunningham, Tom Helebert and Mattie Kenny’s vibrant panel of hurlers and for Galway hurling.
On Sunday afternoon in O’Moore Park (2pm), the Galway hurlers face Offaly in the 2012 Leinster semi-final.
The Galway hurling team management of Anthony Cunningham, Mattie Kenny and Tom Helebert have drafted in three members of last year’s All-Ireland minor winning team to their squad ahead of next Sunday’s division 1A relegation clash against Dublin in Tullamore.
The Galway hurlers head to Tullamore this Sunday to take on Dublin (2.30pm) knowing that it is one of the most important games they will play this season.
The Galway hurling dressing room must have been a quiet and sombre place last Sunday afternoon in Nowlan Park after Anthony Cunningham’s young team took a severe pounding by Kilkenny.
Galway hurlers will be favourites to follow up last weekend’s victory over Cork with a home win over Waterford in Pearse Stadium on Sunday (2.30pm).