GALWAY GAA: “I Love The Fundamentals” – TOMMY WALSH 

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Tommy Walsh

Former Kilkenny hurler Tommy Walsh believes Galway’s belief has gone to unchartered heights and have no doubts about their ability to compete with any side. 

The nine-time All-Ireland winner was impressed with the way Micheal Donoghue’s chargese dealt with the basics in their 1-22 to 2-11 victory over Kilkenny in Pearse Stadium last Sunday (27th May).

“I’d say their belief has gone up two or three notches,” said Walsh speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball on Thursday night (31st May).  “They still have the same physiques. They still have the same hurlers. They still have the same ability, but they seem to be saying this is my time now.

“I love the fundamentals; the ability to win their own ball, the ability to score, the ability to hook and block, the ability to chase you man when you shouldn’t be chasing him when you should be giving up.

“They are my principles from the coaches and managers that have coached and managed me down through the years. That’s what I’ve learnt off them, and Galway had all of that last Sunday, and it was a joy to watch.”

Galway meet Wexford in the 2018 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday, 2nd June.  Throw-in at Innovate Wexford Park is 5pm.