Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988.
With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to the Championship as the summer draws near.
The Premier remain favourites, but several counties will take heart from Galway’s showing yesterday. Cork and Waterford stand between Tipp and a Munster final, while Limerick and Clare clash on the other side of the draw.
Galway are now favourites to win the Bob O’Keeffe Cup, and they open against Dublin in the quarter-final. Kilkenny and Wexford seem to be on a collision course in the semi-final.
There is a lot of hurling to be done between now and September, but we want your thoughts.
Who will win the 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?