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The welcome news broke on Tuesday that the total ban on supporters at sporting events has now been lifted will give 200 supporters the chance to experience in the flesh each of this weekend’s Brooks Group Galway senior hurling championship semi-finals in Pearse Stadium.
There is precious little time to catch breath in the Brooks Group Galway Senior Hurling Championship after a highly-charged final round of group games last weekend left 12 teams still in the hunt for the Tom Callanan Cup in 2020.
The contenders for honours in the Brooks Group Senior Hurling Championship will have been whittled down to 12 teams by the time this weekend’s action concludes.
There were plenty of winners and losers after another action-packed weekend in the Brooks Group Senior Hurling Championship, with Liam Mellows and Castlegar claiming important wins over Clarinbridge and Portumna respectively.
There was acute disappointment for hurling fans around the county when news filtered through on Tuesday evening that current outdoor gathering restrictions would be maintained for another three weeks at least, meaning the senior championship will have reached the knock-out stages before larger crowd numbers can even be contemplated.
The much-anticpated opening round of the senior hurling championship last weekend provided plenty of high-quality action for those fortunate enough to be in attendance or watching online, as kingpins St Thomas needed a dramatic late surge to escape from Pearse Stadium with a win over an unlucky Castlegar side.
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.