Just 70 minutes lie between Mícheal Donoghue’s Galway side and a first All-Ireland title since 1988. The Tribesmen have endured a remarkable 2017 to date, recovering from an early League loss to Wexford to win out the competition, beating Waterford in the quarter-final following an impressive second-half fightback.
Having been installed as All-Ireland favourites following their League final trashing of Tipperary, Galway handled the expectation to win their second Bob O’Keeffe Cup.
When the Premier came knocking, Joe Canning and Co. had just about too much to reach their third decider this decade.
However, nothing less than a win will be deemed acceptable, and nobody knows that better than manager Donoghue.
There was speculation throughout the week that he may change things up, with the prospect of Jonathan Glynn returning to the fold. Glynn, who has split his time between New York and Ireland this summer, has not started a game for the Tribesmen since the All-Ireland final two years ago.
Tonight, Donoghue has named his team, and Glynn is down to start at wing forward.
— Tribesmen GAA (@TribesmenGAA) September 1, 2017
The Waterford team has also been named, and you can see it here.