In my oh so brief round up of the weekend I never mentioned the GAA action. Poor Laois were well beaten by Armagh in the football, but the match of the weekend was definitely the hurling between Galway and Kilkenny.
for context and excitement and sheer wonder, Croke Park yesterday was the place to be. The centre of the universe. There were just under 40,000 there but in years to come at least five times that amount will claim to have breathed the same northside air through these 70 minutes of hurling
What we saw was a Galway team who were humiliated to the tune of a 19-point margin by Kilkenny last summer come to Croke Park on a big day and drive five goals past Kilkenny. The last time that was done to Kilkenny was 33 years ago (an 80-minute game and they managed a draw) and it’s something which one could go a hurling lifetime without witnessing.
The final score was Galway 5-18 Kilkenny 4-18  and seeing as we were cheering on Galway it was an even better result. I’m just wondering how many heart attacks fans out there had, considering the way the game was played.
The rebels or the tribesmen, who’ll win the final?