Dislike of Galway fans would be a minority view here, I wouldn’t take it seriously. The notion of disliking fans from any county is a bit crazy really as ‘fans’ in general are a very broad church, but the majority of fans from every county are sound.
However, All Ireland finals are mainly for event junkies, not anyone else. The atmosphere at AI finals can be ridiculously bad sometimes, from time to time you can hear the general hum of people just having conservations. There are too many people there who don’t care about the result of the game really and then there are a few who care so passionately (even though they might only know the few main big name guys on the field) they annoy everyone around them.
Also - I just saw the game there now, I was away at the weekend. But Jesus the skill level was off the scale. That is a completely different game to what was played in say the 80s. Guys taking shots on the run, off the hurl, on their bad side and over their shoulder - and scoring… In the 80s if a guy could hit standing still on his weak side he was considered great. That was just an amazing game of hurling. The aforementioned event junkies might have wanted more drama, or more correctly more melodrama, but that game needs to be appreciated for what it was. It was closer to art rather then sport at times and everyone involved deserve a huge congratulations for being able to put on that exhibition - and Galway especially for coming out on top.