Galway U21s make it to final

Galway 1-19 Cork 1-13

Galway 1-19 Cork 1-13

Galway's hopes of a hurling clean sweep remain intact after their Under-21s brushed aside Cork 1-19 to 1-13 in today's Erin All-Ireland semi-final.

With the Tribesmen already in preparation for All-Ireland finals at minor, intermediate and senior grade in the coming weeks, a fourth final appearance was teed up this afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds by Vincent Mullins' talented youngsters.

They were always in control against the Munster champions, and through 2004 minor Kerrill Wade and senior star Niall Healy, the three-goal hero against Kilkenny last Sunday, held a 1-10 to 0-6 interval lead.

Centre half-forward Aongus Callanan, one of four seniors involved, struck home their goal on the half-hour.

Four frees from corner forward Maurice O'Sullivan and a goal from full-forward Michael Cussen kept the Rebels in touch, but Galway held on to win through to a September 18 decider against reigning champions Kilkenny.

Galway captured the last of seven All-Ireland Under-21 titles in 1996, when current seniors Fergal Healy, Alan Kerins, Kevin Broderick, and Liam Hodgins were on board.

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