By Peter McNamara
Cunningham stated after the Leinster SHC decider that Galway would reach the September showdown and his players ensured his faith was justified.
One of the key questions, though, will centre on the positioning of Joe Canning once more.
The Portumna clubman has been selected in the No 14 position again but may switch to a roaming half-forward role to supplement the midfield efforts of clubmate Andy Smith and Daithí Burke.
Galway are chasing their first All-Ireland SHC title since 1988 at headquarters on Sunday.