Limerick v Galway takes place in Division 1A of the hurling league on Sunday. The game throws in at 2.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds. We have a preview as well as team news and betting. If you can’t follow the game follow our match tracker.
Limerick come into the game on the back of a 2-14 to 0-18 win over Tipperary
last weekend. Many in the crowd and those watching at home probably thought Tipperary were going to blow the Shannonsiders away after their first half performance. In fact John Kiely’s side were 10 points down at the break. However, Barry Nash, William O’Donoghue and Diarmuid Byrnes thundered into the game in the second half. John Kiely speaking to RTE said, “It was a great warning sign for us, that these things can happen. We thought we had our preparation bang on the money coming in to tonight but for whatever reason we just weren’t at it. It’s a warning shot for us going forward and it’s a good time of year to get that warning shot.”
Galway come into this game on the back of a 1-24 to 0-10 win over Westmeath at Pearse Stadium. There was some big performances from Tadhg Harnan, Joe Canning and Conor Whelan. This will be a much tougher game than that but it promises to be exciting with the amount of quality players that will be on show. Speaking to Galway Bay FM, Galway vice captain Conor Whelan said he is looking forward to the game, he said, “It will be a big test, from our perspective we are focus on ourselves really. The Kinvara man said “It’s good to be getting competitive games this time of the year and it will be a true reflection of where were at”.
Teams have yet to be revealed by the respective managers John Kiely and Shane O’Neill. Once we get them we will post here.
Limerick are 4/6 favourites to win this game, while the Westerners are a tasty looking 15/8. Home advantage counts for a lot and Limerick should make it count and win by 2 or 3 points. Limerick v Galway throws in at 2.30pm and is live on TG4 GAA BEO.