RELIVE THE MINOR HURLING FINAL TONIGHT ON TG4 

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The 2018 season is underway but there’ll be no maroon and white hurlers in action until January 28th when the All-Ireland senior champions begin the defence of their league crown in Pearse Stadium against Antrim. 

But supporters can still relive the historic year just past with TG4 tonight (Friday, 5th January) when they show highlights of the All-Ireland Minor Final from September.

Jeffrey Lynskey’s charges set up the biggest day in Galway hurling history when they clinched their 11th title after coming from behind against Cork.

Goals for Brian Turnbull and Evan Sheehan gave the Rebels a 2-3 to 0-3 lead in the first quarter but Galway gradually overturned the deficit before Jack Canning exploded into life with two second half goals.

Sean Bleahene and Conor Molloy were the instrumental points scorers (sharing 12 over the hour) and they led the fightback that had Galway just 2-7 to 0-10 behind at half-time.

But two minutes after the restart, Canning, who’d been held scoreless beforehand, was perfectly placed to receive Donal Mannion’s pass to level the teams.

And Joe’s nephew repeated the trick on 39 minutes when he took Conor Walsh’s long ball to get the second giving Galway a lead they never relinquished.

The Tribesmen led 2-16 to 2-11 with 11 minutes and had to withstand a late Cork rally.  But when the dust settled, Sarsfields’ Darren Morrissey climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand to receive the Irish Press Cup and Galway had their second title in three seasons.

Enjoy looking back on this memorable win on TG4 at 6pm.

Scorers: Jack Canning 2-2, Conor Molloy 0-7 (7f), Sean Bleahene 0-5, Ben Moran 0-1, Donal Mannion 0-1, Daniel Loftus 0-1.

Team: Darach Fahy; Caimin Killeen, Daniel Loftus, Darren Morrissey; Ronan Glennon, Conor Caulfield, Mark Gill; Conor Walsh, Conor Fahy; Ben Moran, Conor Molloy, Martin McManus; Sean Bleahene, Donal Mannion, Jack Canning. Subs: Shane Ryan for Martin McManus (HT), Sam McArdle for Daniel Loftus (54), Mark Kennedy for Ben Moran (56), Enda Fahy for Conor Walsh (60).

The Tribesmen led 2-16 to 2-11 with 11 minutes and had to withstand a late Cork rally.  But when the dust settled, Sarsfields’ Darren Morrissey climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand to receive the Irish Press Cup and Galway had their second title in three seasons.

Enjoy looking back on this memorable win on TG4 at 6pm.

Scorers: Jack Canning 2-2, Conor Molloy 0-7 (7f), Sean Bleahene 0-5, Ben Moran 0-1, Donal Mannion 0-1, Daniel Loftus 0-1.

Team: Darach Fahy; Caimin Killeen, Daniel Loftus, Darren Morrissey; Ronan Glennon, Conor Caulfield, Mark Gill; Conor Walsh, Conor Fahy; Ben Moran, Conor Molloy, Martin McManus; Sean Bleahene, Donal Mannion, Jack Canning. Subs: Shane Ryan for Martin McManus (HT), Sam McArdle for Daniel Loftus (54), Mark Kennedy for Ben Moran (56), Enda Fahy for Conor Walsh (60).