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'The over-reliance on Joe Canning is gone and I'm just about giving the nod to Galway in a very tight game'

Shane McGrath and Jackie Tyrrell were up for the match on Close Calls with eir Sports.
Sep 2nd 2017, 9:10 AM 21,702 491


SO, THE LONG wait for an All-Ireland win will end for either Galway or Waterford this weekend.

But for one county the famine will continue.

Two men who know plenty about both sides and winning All-Irelands joined us on Close Calls with eir Sport this afternoon to preview the action.

Kilkenny icon Jackie Tyrrell and former Tipperary All Star Shane McGrath dialled in to join Gavan Casey and GAA editor Fintan O’Toole. And there seems to be some consensus on where Liam MacCarthy will winter.

Also, you could be there to witness hurling history unfold at Croke Park on Sunday; we’ve got two of the last tickets in town for the All-Ireland hurling final, thanks to Specsavers. Keep your predictions coming and we’ll pick a winner on Saturday.

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