Galway manager Anthony Cunningham is determined to remain on as Galway hurling manager for another year despite a disappointing end to their 2013 championship with defeats to Dublin and Clare.
“Oh absolutely (I’ll stay on). We are in it because we love it and we would have to say the county board, the hurling board and management structure that is there is tremendous and I have to thank them even though it’s difficult times,” he said.
“We struggled form-wise for two matches, for most of the match against Dublin in the Leinster final and the first half today.
“But we will be heartened with the second-half, to come back with two great goals and came back very close. We missed a couple of chances then to probably go very close to a draw and to win it. They’re fine lines but we’ll go back to the drawing board and kick on from here.
“From time to time, form dips. We’d be very happy with the effort our guys put in. It was extremely difficult. We have at least 20/22 guys who are very, very even and we will be looking for new players for the years ahead so it’s not the end of world but it’s the end of the Championship for us and we’ll have to build on it for next year.”