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Fourth-quarter goals by Conor Whelan and Cathal Mannion helped a resurgent Galway overturn an eight-point first half deficit to end Tipperary’s involvement in the National League in front of a crowd of 5,750 enthralled spectators on yet another horrible afternoon weather-wise for sport in the west.
The Galway senior hurlers Allianz League Division 1 campaign kicks off in earnest this weekend after they recorded a facile 1-24 to 0-10 opening day win over Westmeath in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.
For only the ninth time in the history of the competition, the finalists from a year ago will go head-to-head for the second consecutive year in the Galway senior hurling final as St Thomas and Liam Mellows renew acquaintances in Pearse Stadium on Sunday (2.30pm).
St Thomas survived a war of attrition against Tommy Larkins on Saturday afternoon to keep alive their dreams of retaining the county title for the first time, but they were really made to sweat by Ciaran Fahy’s side at a packed Kenny Park, prevailing 0-16 to 0-14.
An action-packed weekend in the Galway senior hurling championship saw the contenders for the Tom Callanan Cup narrowed down to eight as four preliminary quarter-finals took centre stage, while Portumna pulled off the shock result of the weekend in demoting Gort down to senior B hurling for 2020.
With the final round of group games completed last weekend, a starting field of 24 teams has finally been whittled down to 14 contenders as the race for the Tom Callanan Cup begins to gather pace.
Liam Mellows kept themselves well placed for a top two finish in group one of the senior hurling championship with a dominant performance that saw off an underpar Tommy Larkins side by 1-18 to 3-8 in Kenny Park, Athenry, on Sunday afternoon.
There was drama aplenty in Loughrea on Saturday afternoon as hot favourites Gort were overturned in stoppage time by Cappataggle, a result that was the main talking point from last weekend’s round of fixtures in the Galway senior hurling championship.
After almost 17 weeks of inactivity, the county senior hurling championship gets back underway on Saturday afternoon with 10 group games down for decision and the race to try to dethrone St Thomas begins in earnest.
Portumna will be hoping Joe Canning’s return from injury later in the year can salvage their season after another harrowing Group 1 defeat makes them the current favourites to drop down to Senior B.