Galway 0-21 Tipperary 2-12
Galway made their fifth senior hurling final on the trot by coming through a testing game against a Tipperary side that never gave up. Galway threatened to put the game out of sight in the first half, but Tipperary hung in and in the second half reduced the gap to two points. Galway however, rallied when they needed to and came through by three points thanks to some timely scores from John Moylan, Paul Holden, and James Regan.
|Splinters fly as Galway and Tipp clash.|
|Michael Harney controls as Greg Lally awaits.|
Galway reawakened however. Moylan, Holden, and a fantastic effort from Regan made it a two score game. Tipp went looking for goals as time was a factor and eventually one came from the boot of substitute, Mark Kavanagh though the full time whistle beckoned. Galway had the final say with a Holden free and with that time was up. Galway through to the final to meet Tom’s in next Sunday’s final, and a chance at a Boston title and North American finals place.
Galway: J. Skehill, P. Dowling, C. Murphy, S. Phelan, G. Lally, JJ Doyle, J. Regan, O. Floyd, P. Holden, R. Hickey, J. Moylan, T. O’Hanrahan, R. Cummins. Tipp: C. Hennessy, N. O’Connor, S. McGarr, S. Nally, P. Flaherty, J. Kindregan, C. Dempsey, R. Sludds, T. Devine, A. McRedmond, J. Kelleher, K. O’Brien, M. Harney.
By Rory O'Donnell