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Kilkenny may be champs

The national hurling league swung into action last Sunday without All-Ireland champions Kilkenny, heavy snow that fell early on Sunday morning put a stop to their involvement. I'm sure everyone connected to the set-up would have been disappointed not to make it to Pearse Stadium in Galway but player safety has to be paramount in those situations. The snow and icy conditions seemed to have caught everyone off guard. I'm sure if they had anticipated this scenario they might have elected to make the trip on Saturday afternoon.

Galway v Dublin is highlight of weekend fare

It’s funny what makes you feel loved and appreciated. I have just spent the last 20 minutes talking to God on the big white telephone with our three-year-old Neasa rubbing my back, giving me hugs, and telling me that it will be OK... “You’ll be better soon…” was the recurring mantra. 

Galway have a realistic chance of getting two points in Omagh

How they perform against the current All-Ireland champions will tell us a lot about the real progress being made under Liam Sammon, and a win, especially up there, would do wonders for team morale and put the team in a good position going into a month with four consecutive games.

Galway will need to police a pacy Kilkenny attack

Having shown signs of a recovery from the defeat to Dublin over the past fortnight, Galway’s next NHL encounter with Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium on Sunday promises to be interesting.

Pearse Stadium floodlight decision due to be announced next week

A decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for the proposed floodlights at Pearse Stadium is due on Thursday March 12.

The league and all that

It’s often said that a week is a long time in politics. Can I suggest then that three weeks is an absolute eternity in football? Just a few short weeks ago, all the talk around these parts was that Galway would be a shoe in to retain their Connacht championship. The fact that they would be playing the Connacht final (assuming it is Mayo) in Pearse Stadium added to that theory because the general perception is that the seaside venue is definitely worth a few scores to the Galway men. But the pendulum has very definitely shifted in the last two matches of the national league. Galway were the form team of the league for the first five rounds, getting standing ovations from their ecstatic home supporters on a number of occasions such was the quality of their play. But after a rather slow start by Mayo in their opening rounds, they have very definitely come thundering into the equation again as serious provincial contenders after their impressive one-point victory over the up to then unbeaten Galwegians in Tuam a couple of weeks ago. Mayo followed up on that victory with a very creditable performance against the All Ireland champions in McHale Park last Sunday, where both sides took a share of the spoils.

The same again would do nicely

There was much to admire about Galway’s impressive win last Saturday night over Tyrone in Healy Park Omagh. Any time you beat the current All-Ireland champions is a good evening’s work and some of the Galway players enhanced their reputations with some sterling performances.

Kilkenny’s victory leaves Galway manager fuming

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Kilkenny's faith in this year’s National Hurling League is once again back in their own hands after a fine victory over a very disjointed Galway side last Sunday.

Meehan machine destroys Donegal

It was a pleasure to have been in Pearse Stadium last Sunday to watch the brilliant display of forward play by Caltra’s Michael Meehan.

Galway delight in Salthill again

Galway 1-16

 

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