"The prize was massive today and both teams went for it"

August 05, 2018

Galway's Jason Flynn celebrates.
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Micheal Donoghue breathed a sigh of relief when the final whistle was sounded in today's All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay.

Galway's bid for back-to-back All-Ireland successes remains on course following their 1-17 to 2-13 win over Clare in Thurles.

"It was a massive game," Donoghue remarked in his post-match interview with The Sunday Game.

"We knew coming down it would be a bit different to the last day and I think it was. The intensity was unbelievable out there. Obviously, the prize was massive today and both teams went for it.

"The second-half was nip and tuck. We got a good start similar to the last day but testament to Clare they came back really strong in the second-half. Our boys again showed great courage, great heart, determination, everything that you need of a quality team.

"Look, we're just delighted now to have won and look forward to two weeks' time."

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