The Galway minors will look to claim their first minor crown since 2011 when they take on Tipperary in the All-Ireland final on Sunday (1.15pm).
The Tribesmen have already had a year to remember at the grade with a 1-14 to 0-13 win over Limerick in the quarter-final and their sensational semi-final victory over Kilkenny.
Galway could have bowed out on many occasions against the Cats but drew 0-26 to 2-20 in the first game, they required a Thomas Monaghan equaliser at the death to push it into extra-time.
Galway fell to pieces for the first-half of extra-time and trailed the reigning champions by six points at one stage, but Galway’s minors showed heart.
Cian Gaffney’s goal capped a remarkable comeback late on and they led the game before Andy Gaffney saved a replay for Kilkenny.
Jeffrey Lynskey’s youngsters had to dig deep again in the replay, played on the same day as the seniors overcame Tipperary in that epic.
Kilkenny were four points up with five minutes to go but Galway rallied, and Jack Kenny and Cian Salmon found the net to seal a 3-10 to 0-17 win.
On Sunday they face a very capable Tipperary side whose potent attack includes Lyndon Fairbrother and Tommy Nolan, two supreme finishers. They hit 1-10 between them in Tipperary’s 2-17 to 1-15 semi-final win over Dublin.
The Munster champions also have a strong spine to their team with dual-stars Brian McGrath and Alan Tynan two big ball-winners, they man the centre-back and centre-forward slots.
Tipperary are going in search of an historic double of minor titles “” their minor footballers take on Kerry in the All-Ireland decider on September 20.
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