Galway were in a “must win” situation in the first of their 3 second round games of the senior hurling championship. The tribesmen played that way for most of the game and were good for the win only to see it slip away in the final seconds of the game. Tipperary’s back line buckled down and pushed hard in the second half and had Galway on the ropes. The breakthrough came at the very end in very unusual fashion, and the teams had to settle for the draw which was much more to the disappointment of Galway.
|Tipp's PaddyFanning breaks through Galway's defence.|
|Mark Flaherty shoots for goal.|
Galway: K. Finnegan, K. Murphy, M. Malone, S. Linnane, A. Brennan, E. Mahoney, J. Moylan, N. McCree, E. Guinan, C. Woods, P. Guinan, K. Killelea, F. O’Leary. Tipp: S. Delaney, J. Roche, J. Kindregan, I. Duggan, C. Leahy, B. Howley, J. Fitzpatrick, E. Hayes, P. Fanning, M. Flaherty, P. McGrath, S. Lambert, W. Walsh.
By Rory O'Donnell