Episode 1495: Leinster Hurling’s Wild Finale, Tippy Tappy Stuff From Tipp and Limerick, Galway’s Horror Weekend
The Munster hurling championship last year had plenty of fire-works, but it didn’t have drama to match the last few minutes of the Leinster hurling championship round-robin series on Saturday, as first Galway, then Dublin, then Wexford, then Kilkenny all found themselves staring elimination from the All-Ireland championship in the face.
Saturday in Parnell Park was one of the great nights. https://t.co/4lSkX2jVyf
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) June 17, 2019
When the music stopped, it was 2017 champions, and All-Ireland finalists in 2018, Galway who were left in fourth place, and staring at a long summer. Michael Duignan and Malachy Clerkin were in Wexford Park and Parnell Park respectively, and they could hardly have asked for any more entertainment.
Galway’s horrible weekend was compounded when their footballers lost to Roscommon in the Connacht final on Sunday, and there’s a mention to for the rather bloodless affair in Thurles between Tipp and Limerick, which nonetheless attracted almost 40,000 people into the stadium.
Plus there’s some typically exuberant Roscommon radio commentary, permutation puzzlers, blasé Galway fans, and Murph’s festival of pain.
Dramatic ending in Pearse Stadium as Roscommon have beaten Galway in the Connacht Senior Football Championship Final!! Watch the Full-Time highlights here on GAANOW. pic.twitter.com/ksSbx8Cn2i
— The GAA (@officialgaa) June 16, 2019
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