For Galway to offer a replay is like an innocent person volunteering to go to jail before a trial. It's not sporting, it's madness. Just like a judge decides whether somebody goes to prison or not, so too is it Central Council's decision (just like Jimmy Cooney's mistake in 1998) to decide whether there is a replay or not.
I also think it's interesting that the Limerick minor manager has changed his mind. If he really thought his team had the beating of Galway, i think he would have said it at the time that he wanted the replay. Limerick had the benefit of a Limerick-dominated Croke Park cheering them on and they still lost.
Galway had 8 wides to Limerick's 13, they scored the last 4 points in extra time (which was effectively a replay) despite their ring-rustiness. Remember they only had one game against Laois before that. So I think Galway would beat them comprehensively the next time out.
Just like an innocent person with fortitude and tenacity would probably survive jail, he would be a fool to volunteer for it when he has done nothing wrong.
I also think if Limerick had won the Senior there would be alot less fuss over this.