Duggan Park in Ballinasloe rarely sees the glamour GAA days, but for one Sunday only it will become the molten core of Galway’s hurling future. At two o’clock tomorrow, Henry Shefflin will take charge of the Galway senior hurling team for the first time. It may only be the Walsh Cup, taking place in the frigid slumber-lands of early January.
In maroon country, however, the excitement is general and unprecedented. Covid restrictions have limited the attendance to 3,000: but for that it would be a bonus day at the turnstiles for the county treasurer.