"We felt for the last 45 years that we were second class citizens when it came to hurling. We were always the bridesmaids and today we got over the line. I'm just so happy for everyone here in this stadium and at home in Limerick."
A goal in the 48th minute by Katie Power finally separated Kilkenny from a Galway side that left nothing in the tank but for a third consecutive season, bowed out of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie championship at the Semi-Final stage, having been within a puck of the sliotar of their conquerors.
CORK legend Briege Corkery has ended an exile of almost two years to return to the champions' panel for tomorrow's Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final with Tipperary at Semple Stadium.
IT CAN not have been easy for Cathal Murray to take over the reins as manager of Galway at the conclusion of the League when the players sought a change despite reaching the Semi-Final and Tony O'Donovan departed after just four months in the hot seat.
As part of the on-field entertainment on All-Ireland final Sunday, this year the GAA will salute the star hurlers of the 1990s in recognition of a decade of hurling which did so much to elevate the game to new heights and popularity.