Sunday was the second time that unlucky Galway goalkeeper James Skehill had to be replaced due to injury in an All-Ireland SHC final.
Twelve minutes from the end of the heart-breaking one-point loss to Limerick at Croke Park, the Cappataggle clubman was injured making a courageous last-ditch block to deny Cian Lynch a third Treaty goal. Fearghal Flannery taking over for the closing stages, with ten minutes of injury time added on largely due to Skehill's misfortune.
It was a similar story for the Galway shot-stopper in 2012, when he was replaced by Flannery at half time in the final replay defeat to Kilkenny, having lucklessly dislocated his shoulder in a training ground collision the previous Friday night.
Skehill was back-up 'keeper last year, with Colm Callanan between the posts as Galway got the better of Waterford in the All-Ireland final.