Galway captain Fergal Moore is anticipating another thrilling contest between his Galway team and Kilkenny in Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final replay. Joe Canning’s last gasp free gave his side a second chance of glory and Moore predicts that the replay will follow a similar pattern.
Despite Kilkenny’s failure to beat Galway so far in this championship, Moore insists that his team are going into Sunday’s game as underdogs.
“I think it will be more of the same. There is a huge prize at stake and what the draw brought us was another chance at an All-Ireland final. We are still playing the All-Ireland champions; it is still a 50-50 game. We are still up against it – they are odds-on favourites so it is all on the day, who gets the best performance out of themselves. So it will be hell for leather on the 30th and whoever plays the best will win,” he told the Irish Times.
In July Moore became the first Galway captain to lead his side to a Leinster title but the defender is unconcerned with past achievements and states that the team is focused only on the Kilkenny game.
“The squad that is hurling now is the Galway hurling squad 2012. Anything that any team has done before it or any the team of 2013 will do has no relevance. This year, we made a pact that we would fight for every ball until the final whistle and that was the most encouraging thing – nobody gave up and thankfully we got the free late on and all credit to Joe (Canning), he nailed it,” he added