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Listen: The Ecstatic Galway Bay FM Commentary As 29-Year Famine Is Ended

Listen: The Ecstatic Galway Bay FM Commentary As 29-Year Famine Is Ended

'Mother of God, did anyone say that it would be easy?' declared Sean Walsh on Galway Bay FM as the clock ticked towards to end of added time in yesterday's All-Ireland hurling final.

Galway held a three-point lead at the time, one they would still hold when referee Fergal Horgan below the final whistle.

It was an emotional day for Galway supporters, players and management as a 29-year search for Liam MacCarthy was ended.

On co-commentary with Sean Walsh was Conor Hayes - the last Galway man to captain the Tribesmen to a senior All-Ireland hurling title prior to David Burke.

Hayes - who led Galway to two All-Irelands, 1987 and 1988 - said he could now die happy knowing he had been relieved of an unwanted title.

I am absolutely delighted that I will die a happy man now that I'm not the last man to captain a Galway team to win an All-Ireland senior title.

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You can listen to the final moments of the game on Galway Bay FM and the aftermath below.

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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