At 2.00pm today, TG4's All-Ireland Gold will be broadcasting a must-watch for all Galway hurling fans, and if you can't get to a TV, it's also a game you can also watch right here in its entirety. It's the day that Galway ended their 29 year All-Ireland famine and left Waterford still looking back to 1959; the 2017 All-Ireland hurling final.
Played in Croke Park on 3rd September, it was an intriguing encounter. Galway had avenged their dramatic defeat to Tipperary in the previous year's semi-final, with an even more dramatic win of their own completing a trilogy of classic semi-finals against their old enemy.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 6, 2017
A young Waterford team under Derek McGrath would meet them in the final. Having been beaten in the first round of Munster by Cork, they rallied through the qualifiers, beating Kilkenny for the first time, before shocking the fancied Munster champions Cork by rattling four goals by them in the semi-final.
One way or another, a famine was going to end in this final.
The two teams lined out as follows:
Adrian Tuohy, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury;
Pádraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte;
Johnny Coen, David Burke;
Joseph Cooney, Joe Canning, Jonathan Glynn;
Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion.
Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors;
Tadhg de Burca, Austin Gleeson, Philip Mahony;
Jamie Barron, Darragh Lyons;
Kevin Moran, Pauroc Mahony, Jake Dillon;
Shane Bennett, Michael Brick Walsh, Darragh Fives.