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Little things can make a big difference in sport and in life and on Sunday Ballaghaderreen are hoping that a few little things can see them get over the line against Ballintubber.
The Galway minor footballers face Cork this Sunday in the All-Ireland final in Croke Park in what is the curtainraiser to the senior match between Dublin and Kerry. Throw-in for the game is at 1pm.
The Galway U20 team fell at the semi-final hurdle last Saturday evening in Longford.
On Sunday June 16 at 4pm Galway will for the fourth year in-a-row face Roscommon in the Connacht final.
The Galway senior hurlers face an arduous repeat of their trek down to the southeast coast this weekend to complete their division 1B campaign against Waterford, after Sunday’s fixture was postponed less than an hour before throw-in due to a waterlogged Walsh Park.
This year’s county final will be contested by the last two sides to lay claim to the Tom Callanan Cup after defending champions Liam Mellows and 2016 champions St Thomas’ overcame serious tests in their respective semi-finals.
The footballers of Kilkerrin/Clonberne were far too strong for Corofin in the senior ladies' football final last weekend in Maigh Cuilinn, winning by 22 points on a whopping scoreline of 7-16 to 3-6.
The county senior ladies' football final between Kilkerrin-Clonberne and Corofin outfit takes place in Moyullen on Saturday (3pm).
The quarter final spots of the Mayo senior championship have been filled. Five teams had already qualified for the last eight before a ball was thrown in in the final group games, with a little bit of house-keeping to be done to see which teams finished top and which teams finished runners up.
Watching the third episode of the documentary The Game on RTÉ One it was lovely to look back at Joe Connolly's rousing speech in 1980 after that team won the All-Ireland final and broke into the top tier of hurling again.