Donoghue delighted with the 'huge desire' shown by his players

July 08, 2018

Galway manager Micheal Donoghue.
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After retaining the Bob O'Keeffe Cup, Micheal Donoghue's Galway team has the luxury of three weeks to fine tune their preparations for their All-Ireland SHC semi-final fixture.

Speaking to the Irish Times following today's final replay victory over Kilkenny in Semple Stadium, Donoghue highlighted: "The biggest advantage is we've the couple of weeks to regroup and to refocus and go again."

He continued: "Look, it is really hard and people mightn't comprehend how hard it is to turn around in seven days. So the first part of the week is just about recovery.

"The latter part is just focusing then on areas of improvement from the previous week.

"But, look, you know I've said many times, these boys have massive experience both good and bad. They always draw on it, you know, and they showed huge quality and huge leadership throughout the week, and, most importantly, huge desire to go on and win the game."

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