Saturday 21 October 2017

LISTEN: 'We think of every great hurling person that has left us' - Galway Bay FM commentary after final whistle was epic

Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
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'I will die a happy man that I was not the last man to captain a Galway All-Ireland winning team,' that was the ecstatic reaction at the final whistle from Conor Hayes, the last Galwegian to lift Liam MacCarthy.

Galway Bay FM commentator Sean Walsh captured the moment that the Tribesmen ended their '29 years of agony' with elation and pure class.

He listed the previous men to captain Galway to All-Ireland triumph; Mick Kenny in 1923, Joe Connolly in 1980, Conor Hayes in '87 and '88 and David Burke.

He also emotionally listed out some of the men who were looking down on Galway's glorious victory. The great Tony Keady, Joe McDonagh, Niall Donoghue and Niall Corcoran.

"We think of every hurling person in the massive time of 29 years (that have passed on)," he said.

Listen below and, if you're from Galway, try doing so without welling up.

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