*Ian Galvin. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Amidst signing autographs for hundreds of young fans, Clare’s Ian Galvin took time to reflect on Sunday’s game.
“Minutes after the final whistle its always hard to digest it properly but for the fans it was probably a fantastic contest, which went to extra time. We are still in the championship and hopefully we will have another cut off them later on in the season”, the corner forward told The Clare Echo..
“We will have to watch it to truly enjoy it but it was a real battle out there, probably one for the ages. We are down and out at the moment but we are not out of the championship and we have the All-Ireland series to look forward to. Our focus will switch to that game which will take place in two weeks time. We will digest it and we will see what went wrong and what went right and we will move on then”, commented the Clonlara clubman.
Having gone to secondary school in Ard Scoil Rís and college at the University of Limerick, Ian is more familiar than most of the Clare teammates with their Limerick counterparts.
This insight ensures he doesn’t hold his opponents from the Treaty County on an almighty pedestal, Galvin admitted. “When you know so many of them it’s hard to be fearing them. Yes they have achieved a lot but at the end of the day we have hurled with so many of them, we nearly know more Limerick players than Clare players. Look they are a great team that have achieved so much, they are champions and they are champions again today for a reason”.
Galvin concluded, “We will rest for a day or two and then go back to the drawing board and see where we can go from there. The beauty of the championship is that we are still there. It would be great to meet them again and have another cut off them”.