PM O'SULLIVAN: If things can change for the good, they can change for the bad

"You talk about complacency" — Tommy Walsh

Our passions often become braided, with hurling and music a case in personal point.

 

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PM O'SULLIVAN: People forget Galway are at least four years into their curve

"If you don’t win, you’re not remembered" — Andrew O’Shaughnessy

Hurling’s biggest day is up and 2018’s championship arc is moving towards its fixed star, writes PM O’Sullivan.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: Galway searching the length and breadth of the county to find new talent

Perhaps the oddest bit of GAA friction in 2018 arose when the Galway minor football manager got irked by dual player issues, writes PM O’Sullivan

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PM O'SULLIVAN: More than a sweeper, Colm Galvin the ‘gatekeeper’

Some hurling matches resonate far more than others, with a draw doubly eloquent.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: Galway’s loss proved Clare’s gain, twice over

Few understand the Clare v Galway dynamic better than Gus Lohan, who hurled for both counties in the same season. There was county football played too, for Monaghan, and Gus’ switch from Cappataggle in Galway to Newmarket-on-Fergus in Clare paid rich dividend for the Banner a generation later, when sons Brian and Frank won two All-Ireland titles. Today, in Croke Park, a father and son will take some joy whatever the result.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: Clare’s battle with Galway an audit of hurling itself

Most hurling matches are a result.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: The ball has hopped up for Limerick, they must strike

While soccer, courtesy of Croatia, is no longer winging home, hurling truths are dropping towards a roost.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: The curious mystery of Galway’s vanishing gap

Hurling aficionados love drama, an enjoyment forever in need of the unexpected.

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PM O'SULLIVAN: Where are Kilkenny really at?

Call it as it was. Last day out against Galway, Kilkenny were pretty much crushed, writes PM O’Sullivan.

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