Daithi Burke

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Dublin’s Jake Malone is tackled by David Burke and Gearóid McInerney of Galway during the Leinster SHC round-robin at Pearse Stadium in Salthill. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Dublin 2-19 Galway needed every one of Jason Flynn’s 11 points to shake off the challenge of Dublin in the Leinster hurling championship (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and Brian Concannon in action against  James Maher of Kilkenny.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 It used to be that on fine days, Salthill was hellish only for its traffic. On this evidence it is set to become quite the (...)

Galway have either won the All-Ireland or been put out by the champions in five of the past six seasons. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Twelve months ago, only the blind or the wilful dismissed Galway’s prospects in the upcoming championship. Even though three decades of finding new a(...)

 Corofin’s Michael Farragher celebrates scoring a goal. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Corofin 2-19 Nemo Rangers 0-10 Martin Farragher starred and Corofin became All-Ireland club champions again after a comfortable victory over Nemo Ran(...)

 Galway manager Micheál Donoghue  greets his father Miko Donoghue for the first time since winning the All Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

You had to forgive the scepticism but when Galway annihilated All-Ireland champions Tipperary in last April’s league final in Limerick, it was the six(...)

Éanna O’Connor: posed constant problems for Rathnew while his  marksmanship from placed balls was impeccable. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

AIB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Leinster SFC final Moorefield (Kildare) v St Loman’s (Westmeath), O’Moore Park, 2.0 [Live TG4] For the first time in eight y(...)

Daithí Burke’s goal in extra-time helped Corofin see off St Brigid’s in the Connacht club semi-final in   Tuam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 2-15 St Brigid’s (Roscommon) 1-14 Corofin qualified for their fourth Connacht SFC club final in a row when All-Star hurling full bac(...)

Joe Canning celebrates Galway’s triumph and his long-awaited senior All-Ireland medal at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One player more than any other symbolises the quest that ended for Galway on Sunday. Joe Canning’s arrival as a senior inter-county player – never min(...)

Galway players stand for the national anthem before the semi-final against Tipperary. Can they end the long wait since 1988?  Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

In an All-Ireland final, there’s a mental battle to be fought and overcome before you ever set foot on the grass. I often found myself taking time in (...)

The 2017 team above the team who played in the 2005 All-Ireland final. Photographs: Inpho

Since their last All-Ireland hurling triumph in 1988, Galway have fallen short in seven finals. Over that period the county have become renowned for (...)

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