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Hawk-Eye appeal was no distraction, says Galway minor hurling captain Darragh Dolan

Updated: Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 17:31 | Comments

Darragh Dolan: 'It was no distraction whatsoever, we never let it get inside our heads'
Darragh Dolan: 'It was no distraction whatsoever, we never let it get inside our heads'

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Galway minor hurling captain Darragh Dolan says his side were not distracted by Limerick’s Hawk-Eye appeal ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final with Waterford.

The Tribesmen beat the Treaty County in the semi-final after extra-time but the Munster side appealed the result after an error with the score detection system incorrectly disallowed a point.

Their appeals fell on deaf ears, however, and Galway will face the Déise in Croke Park.

Dolan told RTÉ Sport: “We weren’t allowed to think about it. Once the game was over Sunday we were back training on Tuesday and thinking about the next game - whether it be against Limerick in a replay or Sunday against Waterford – we were always preparing for our next game, that was our main focus.

“It was no distraction whatsoever, we never let it get inside our heads. Thank God it is all cleared up now and we’re ready to play Sunday."

"Things have been going well. We’ve been training hard for the last two weeks"

Waterford saw off the challenge of Kilkenny in the other semi-final and Dolan knows they face an extremely tough task.

"[They are] a very serious opposition,” he said. “We saw against Kilkenny they put up a serious game, they have serious players that need to be watched.

“They are a good strong team and we’ll be under no illusions what we’ve to do. Every final here is a hard game and it never gets any easier up here [in Croke Park].

“Things have been going well. We’ve been training hard for the last two weeks, we’ve no injuries to date, everybody has a clean bill of health so we’re looking forward to Sunday now.”

Highlights and analysis of all the weekend’s action on The Sunday Game from 21:30 on Sunday 8 September on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Ireland only).

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