Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 11 - Senior Hurling: Tipperary v Galway

Galway 0-9 Tipperary 1-18

Tipperary made sure of their place in the senior hurling final with a comfortable win over a Galway side that seemed to accept their destiny of a semi-final placing.  With 4 points between the teams mid way through the second half Sean Moriarty netted a well taken goal to open a gap between the teams and Tipp went on to win with a bit to spare.

Tipp had a comfortable win over Galway to make the
senior hurling final.
Tipperary went into the break up two points after a lacklustre first half of hurling.  The free taking of Kieran Morris and a point each from Aaron Ryan and Cronan Dempsey had Tipp just that little bit on top of GalwayGalway tallied a couple of points from John Moylan and Sean Curran added to the tally and at the break it was 0-6 to 0-4 in favour of Tipp. 

The second half saw Tipp keep their noses in front.  Galway had a good chance at a goal shortly after the restart.  Moylan found JJ Doyle in front of goal, but Doyle's pull was saved by  James Logue in goal for Tipp.  With 20 minutes of the second period expired, Galway had managed just 2 points, one each from Curran and Moylan.  Tipp fared a little better with 4, one from Neil Foyle and 3 from Morris.  With about 10 minutes left in the game Sean Moriarty fired home an excellent goal to put Tipp 7 points to the good.  With little to show that Galway had a comeback in them the outcome looked inevitable.  There were a couple more goal chances for Galway, but on each occasion Logue was there to intervene and prevent the ball from crossing the line.  Tipp finished out the game outscoring Galway 7 points to one.  A handy win for Tipp, while Galway will wait to see whether they will be facing Wexford or Fr. Tom Burke's in the semi-final next Sunday.

Galway:  P. Connors, P. Ryan, C. Murphy, D. McCormack, D. Fives, D. O'Connor (0-1), R. Bergin, S. Curran (0-2), S. Brown (0-1), R. Reid, JJ Doyle, P. Lupton, J. Moylan (0-5).  Tipp:  J. Logue, D. Buckley, R. O'Donnell, S. O'Connor, G. Brennan, S. McGarr, C. Dempsey (0-1), A. Ryan (0-1), S. Moriarty (1-1), D. Maher (0-1), K. Kelly (0-1), N. Foyle (0-2), K. Morris (0-10).

By Rory O'Donnell

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