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Galway still haunted by tendency to let leads slip

Martin Breheny



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Galway's Cathal Mannion. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Galway's Cathal Mannion. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Galway's Cathal Mannion. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Is it mere coincidence or something psychologically deep that has remained unresolved for a very long time?

Either way, the manner in which Galway hurlers have lost so many games from winning positions - often involving big turnarounds - must be as baffling for players as it is for disappointed supporters.

It happened again last Saturday when, after imposing solid authority in the first 20 minutes of the second half against Kilkenny, they blew a five-point advantage and lost by two.


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