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Vincent Hogan: Have Galway become a soft touch?

Vincent Hogan tries to solve one of hurling’s great mysteries with the help of three legends from the West – Brendan Lynskey, Conor Hayes and Noel Lane

Published 18/06/2011 | 05:00

"Manliness was a central part of that squad. There were no whingers or cry babies."

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Cyril Farrell on the Galway team of the 80s in his autobiography, 'The Right to Win'.

Brendan Lynskey pauses, as if to gather his words into more orderly bundles. He is angry. Not irritable or uneasy, but stridently, palpably angry.

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