After extra-time, Galway and Clare could not be separated in the first of the 2018 All-Ireland SHC semi-finals.
The Tribesmen raced into an early 1-07 to 0-01 lead, with just over a quarter of an hour gone. At that stage, you could not have foreseen the high-octane drama that would eventually be played out on Jones' Road.
Clare steadied themselves, and only trailed by four at the break. On the resumption, scores flew over with effortless abandon, yet for sheer will and determination Peter Duggan's point stood out after 64 minutes.
With four Galway players around him, Duggan looked to have to have no room to engineer a shot, but somehow he found the space to swing the hurl.
The sides were level.
An Aron Shanagher goal for Clare in extra-time was key in helping the Munster county achieve parity.
After over a 100 minutes of play, the sides finished level at 1-30 apiece.
Eight days later, it was off to Semple Stadium to try and settle the issue. Scores were not as plentiful, but it was just as tense.
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The Tribesmen had to demonstrate all their championship winning mettle once more as they never allowed comeback kings Clare to pull level at any stage on their way to the slenderest of victories - 1-17 to 2-13.