Galway have been champions for another time, after a 3-14 to 0-17 win in Croke Park over Kilkenny.
The match was played before a record crowd at the Jones’ Road venue as 24,730 appreciated the match.
The Westerners hadn’t won the title since 2013, as soon as they backed their National League name with all the All-Ireland campaign in which they beat both Kilkenny and Cork, and few could question their victory.
The Tribeswomen scored three objects that proved crucial, as a brace out of Ailish O’Reilly and a Niamh Hanniffy effort helped them into a. On the other hand, the Cats worked their way back into the tie, and hauled it back to only three points approaching injury time.
But a late run of Galway points, including an attempt from Niamh Kilkenny, steered them since six-point winners ran outside.
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