Tuesday 19 September 2017

Galway girl finds something to smile about despite defeat

Mary Jo Parker and Jack Jordan (7) from Dunmore, Co Galway after yesterday’s match.
Mary Jo Parker and Jack Jordan (7) from Dunmore, Co Galway after yesterday’s match.

Edel O'Connell

GALWAY fan Mary Jo Parker who was at the match yesterday with her seven-year-old son Jack Jordan managed to laugh despite her side losing.

"Getting our picture taken is the only good thing that's come out of today!" she said.

"We're very sad, really. Galway were looking so well, but there are worse things that could happen."

Derry men John Hughes and Cormac McSorley were supporting Galway.

"We've a lot of relatives from Galway, so we're adopted Galway men," said John. "We're devastated -- we didn't think Kilkenny were going to win.

"The opening 20 minutes was the best hurling I've seen in my life, but Kilkenny came back fighting. When you have somebody like Henry Shefflin playing against you, you haven't much of a hope."

Dubliner Orla Keogh, from Rathcoole, was there to support her Kilkenny boyfriend's team.

"I'm delighted for them, even though I am a Dub. I'll be celebrating tonight," she said.

Anthony Dunne, from Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny, was celebrating with his daughter Eva (11) and son Des (13).

"I was more confident of a win today than the last time," he said.

Irish Independent

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