With the dust beginning to settle on the Leinster senior hurling championship, the attention turns to the All-Ireland series from this weekend with Carlow set to welcome Dublin to Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday.
We’ve spoken a lot between news and shows this week about Kilkenny’s title win and what it means to them, but what of Galway?
They head to the quarter-finals in a fortnight, awaiting the winners of Tipperary and Offaly who meet this weekend.
Speaking to KCLR, nine-time All-Ireland senior hurling winner with Kilkenny Tommy Walsh reckons Galway’s defeat to Kilkenny will hit hard, but while they’re down, they’re certainly not out.
“Mentally, that’s going to be tough, the one break they’ve got is the two weeks between now and the next day. If they’re playing again next weekend, you’d have to worry for him. “
“They are still a serious team like it was an unbelievable performance from Galway. How they came from eight points down to two points up.”
“Probably put away the hurl for two weeks, it’s about the minds now, freshen up. We know now they don’t give up. This Galway team showed it in last year’s All-Ireland semifinal, they showed it against Dublin when they were 12 points down. So this team doesn’t give up now so it’s all about being fresh for the next step. “
Listen back to the full post-match reaction from Tommy, below on Scoreline Extra: