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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Cats prove too slick for Tribesmen

DESPITE being on home turf, Galway were no match for All-Ireland champions Kilkenny as the Cats showed that their hunger for glory, no matter how small, has not diminished.

Brian Cody was back on the sideline and had 13 of his All-Ireland-winning side getting a run at some stage in yesterday's Walsh Cup final, so it was no surprise that they eased their way to their 18th success in the competition thanks to a 2-20 to 1-14 victory at Pearse Park.

But the task facing Anthony Cunningham and his management team as they try to rebuild the Tribesmen was all too apparent.

It was a chastening experience for a young Galway side who found themselves 1-7 to 0-2 adrift after just 15 minutes.

Richie Power led the way with 11 points, most of them from frees.

Galway managed to rally in the third quarter and came within three points at one stage but Eoin Larkin ended any notions of a comeback when he finished to the net after Cillian Buckley dispossessed Galway goalkeeper James Skehill.

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