Thursday 24 August 2017

Cold comfort for Kilkenny and Galway

A RECENT report noted that, according to meteorological records, the highest temperature reached this year was 25.5C (June 3), making it the lowest summer 'high' since 1965 (25.2C).

All very depressing but on the basis that every cloud (even chilly ones) has a silver lining, hurling supporters from Tipperary and Dublin will be hoping it's a positive omen for their September prospects.

Yes folks, 1965 was the last year that Tipperary won two All-Ireland senior hurling titles in a row -- a target which will be on the agenda again next month when they face the Cats.

As for Dublin, 1965 was the last year they won the All-Ireland minor hurling title.

And now they're back in the final as 5/6 favourites against Galway (11/10) to end their 46-year wait.

Cold comfort for Kilkenny and Galway?

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