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Galway 0-22 Tipperary 1-18

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So let’s get set for the first battle to reach the biggest hurling day of the year. It’s an All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final with a familiar pairing. In 2015 Galway won by a point, in 2016 Tipperary won by a point and in 2017 they’re back to face off against each other again.

Throw-in here in Croke Park is 4pm. Should be a cracker.

The sides meet four months after their league final meeting when Galway hammered Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Since then Galway have kept on winning with Dublin, Offaly and Wexford pushed aside as they lifted the Leinster title.
For their part Tipperary endured further difficulties when unseated at the first Munster hurdle by Cork. They’ve steadied themselves with qualifier wins over Westmeath and Dublin before showcasing their attacking class in the quarter-final success against Clare. Couple of concerns about their form at the back but the Liam MacCarthy Cup holders are back where they want to be.

Here’s the teams selected to start. Tipperary bring Darren Gleeson back into goal and Michael Cahill to defence as Darragh Mooney and Tomás Hamill make way.

One change in the Galway attack as Cathal Mannion is back from injury with Jason Flynn making way.

Tipperary

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Donagh Maher (Burgess)
3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

5. Séamus Kennedy (St Mary’s Clonmel)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields, captain)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Michael Breen (Ballina)

10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)
12. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

13. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
14. Séamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Galway

1. Colm Callanan (Kinvara)

2. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)
3. Daithi Burke (Turloughmore)
4. John Hanbury (Rahoon/Newcastle)

5. Padraic Mannion (Ahascragh/Fohenagh)
6. Gearoid McInerney (Oranmore/Maree)
7. Aidan Harte (Gort)

8. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)
9. David Burke (captain, St. Thomas)

10. Cathal Mannion
11. Joe Canning (Portumna)
12. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)

13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
14. Niall Burke (Oranmore/Maree)
15. Conor Cooney (St. Thomas)

We’ve had better days weather wise in Croke Park. Heavy showers before the minor match have made it difficult for supporters. Hasn’t dampened the spirits of the supporters though.

JJ Crowley Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jack Maher with JJ and Caoimhe

Here’s the substitutes that Michael Ryan and Micheal Donoghue can call upon.

Galway – James Skehill, Ronan Burke, Seán Loftus, Matt Donohoe, Greg Lally, Eanna Burke, Jason Flynn, Thomas Monaghan, Shane Moloney, Davy Glennon, Jonathan Glynn.

Tipperary – Daragh Mooney, Seán Curran, Jason Forde, Tom Fox, Tomás Hamill, Barry Heffernan, Billy McCarthy, Seán O’Brien, Steven O’Brien, John O’Keeffe, Niall O’Meara.

Michael Donoghue and manager Michael Ryan Galway's Michéal Donoghue and Tipperary's Michael Ryan after April's league final Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The referee for this one is Westmeath’s Barry Kelly with John Keenan the standby referee and linesman while Seán Cleere is the other linesman. David Hughes is the sideline official.

We’re moments away from throw-in here. Massive crowd in for this one. Place in the final on 3 September at stake.

Game on.

Two early wides for Galway.

3Mins

Tipperary 0-1 Galway 0-0
Seamus Callanan snaps over a free after David Burke fouled Bonner Maher.

4Mins

Galway 0-1 Tipperary 0-1
All square now. Joe Canning fires a free off the upright but Conor Cooney is alert to pick off the rebound.

5Mins

Tipperary 0-3 Galway 0-1
Superb score from distance by Tipperary wing-back Seamus Kennedy and then Noel McGrath adds another.

6Mins

Temporary Tipperary change, Sean Curran in for Dan McCormack.

7Mins

Tipperary 0-4 Galway 0-2
John O’Dwyer stretches Tipperary’s advantage to three before Conor Whelan replies for Galway.

10Mins

Tipperary 0-4 Galway 0-3
Johnny Coen on target for Galway but all the credit goes to Conor Cooney for a superb catch before he offloaded.

10Mins

McCormack back on for Tipperary as Curran makes way.

13Mins

Bad miss from a free by Joe Canning after Cooney was fouled.

13Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 0-4
Galway turn over Donagh Maher in defence, recycle the ball and Conor Cooney taps over a point.

15Mins

Galway 0-5 Tipperary 0-4
Four in a row now for Galway as they hit the front through Cathal Mannion.

15Mins

Tipperary 0-5 Galway 0-5
It’s heating up now, Callanan bangs over a point from play for Tipperary at the second attempt after Daithi Burke denied him on the first occasion with a superb block.

15Mins

Galway 0-6 Tipperary 0-5
Fourth shot of the day for Joe Canning and the first point as he converts a free.

17Mins

Galway 0-7 Tipperary 0-5
Super ball across by Conor Cooney and Whelan avails to pick off a point off his left.

19Mins

Wides on both sides, John McGrath and Johnny Coen off target.

20Mins

Galway 0-8 Tipperary 0-5
Canning slots over another free after Whelan was fouled. Tipperary having big problems trying to quieten Whelan and Conor Cooney inside.

22Mins

Galway 0-8 Tipperary 0-6
Padraic Maher launches over a great point and Tipperary needed that badly.

23Mins

Tipperary 1-6 Galway 0-9
Suddenly Tipperary hit the front. John McGrath whips a shot to the net after Galway’s defence hesistate and fail to clear their lines. They do respond quickly though to draw level through Coen’s second point of the game.

25Mins

Huge Tipperary goal chance as Seamus Callanan escapes but his whip is smothered by Colm Callanan.

27Mins

Galway 0-10 Tipperary 1-6
Marvellous play again by Conor Whelan, his third of the day so far.

28Mins

Yellow card for Joe Canning, high tackle on Padraic Maher.

29Mins

Callanan drives the resultant free wide from distance.

29Mins

Canning has moved inside to corner-forward now for Galway.

31Mins

Galway 0-10 Tipperary 1-7
All square again. Brendan Maher is felled after a strong run and from 45 yards out Callanan makes no mistake for a Tipperary point.

32Mins

Tipperary 1-8 Galway 0-10
Stunning point from a long range free by Brendan Maher for Tipperary.

32Mins

Sub: Tipperary withdraw Michael Breen, Jason Forde is introduced.

34Mins

Galway 0-11 Tipperary 1-8
Joe Canning arcs over a marvellous sideline cut and Galway peg Tipperary back to level terms.

35Mins

Tipperary 1-9 Galway 0-11
He had a couple of chances at the shot and eventually Seamus Callanan clips over the point that pushes Tipperary ahead.

37Mins

Tipperary 1-10 Galway 0-12
Points swapped, Jason Forde from play at one end and Joe Canning from a free at the other after Niall Burke was fouled.

39Mins

So no surprise then how tightly contested this is, Tipperary clinging to a one-point advantage at the break.

Here are the first half scorers:

Tipperary: Seamus Callanan 0-4 (0-2f), John McGrath 1-0, Seamus Kennedy, Padraic Maher, Brendan Maher (0-1f), Noel McGrath, John O’Dwyer, Jason Forde 0-1 each.

Galway: Joe Canning 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 sideline), Conor Whelan 0-3, Conor Cooney, Johnny Coen 0-2 each, Cathal Mannion 0-1.

35Mins

An attendance of 68,184 here in Croke Park.

35Mins

Galway are back out on the pitch, we’re waiting on Tipperary to emerge.

36Mins

Galway 0-13 Tipperary 1-10
All square as Galway quickly draw level after fine individual score by Joseph Cooney.

36Mins

Close! Conor Cooney gathers, turns and races clear of the Tipperary defence before unleashing a low shot that hurtles just past the post.

39Mins

Tipperary 1-11 Galway 0-13
Callanan is hauled down by the Galway rearguard, he dusts himself down and converts the resultant free.

41Mins

Galway 0-15 Tipperary 1-11
Canning knocks over a free after Joseph Cooney was fouled for Galway and then Whelan nudges them ahead.

42Mins

So unlucky from John McGrath, his point attempt from the sideline brushes against the post and drops wide.

44Mins

Tipperary 1-12 Galway 0-15
Seamus Kennedy offloads to Brendan Maher and he splits the posts.

44Mins

Sub: Jason Flynn is on for Galway for Cathal Mannion.

44Mins

Correction, it’s Niall Burke who has come off. Originally Mannion came off but now he’s back on as Burke makes way.

44Mins

Another wide from a free from Joe Canning. Not going his way today.

47Mins

It’s getting frantic now, chances on both sides. Still all square.

48Mins

Tipperary 1-13 Galway 0-15
Captain Padraic Maher steps up for Tipperary with a huge point.

50Mins

Galway 0-16 Tipperary 1-13
Conor Cooney sprints clear and is fouled by Darren Gleeson, yellow card for the goalkeeper. Canning pops over the free.

51Mins

Galway 0-17 Tipperary 1-13
Huge free from distance from Padraic Mannion for Galway. Massive hits going on both sides now.

51Mins

Goal chance for Tipperary! Beautiful interplay with John McGrath and Jason Forde involved, Noel McGrath’s whip is diverted out for a ’65 by Colm Callanan.

52Mins

And Seamus Callanan sees his shot from that ’65 tail wide.

52Mins

Sub: Jonathan Glynn is in for Galway for Cathal Mannion.

53Mins

Galway 0-18 Tipperary 1-13
Galway go two ahead. Gearoid McInerney with a superb catch, he bursts out of defence and releases Joe Canning who arrows over the shot.

54Mins

Galway 0-18 Tipperary 1-14
Tipperary counter with John O’Dwyer slinging one over off his left.

57Mins

Galway 0-19 Tipperary 1-14
Canning has a snapshot flicked out by James Barry for a ’65 and then he comes out to point that chance. Two point lead again for the Tribesmen.

58Mins

Galway 0-19 Tipperary 1-15
Can’t take your eyes off this one. Noel McGrath points to cut Galway’s lead to the minimum.

59Mins

Goal chance! Galway break through Jason Flynn but his shot is blocked under pressure.

59Mins

And then captain David Burke fires a shot wide, good chance that for Galway. Ten to go here.

61Mins

Goal chance again for Galway! Johnny Glynn gets clear, throws a pass across but Canning whips the ball across the goal and wide as Darren Gleeson advanced.

61Mins

Sub: Niall O’Meara in for Tipperary for Jason Forde.

62Mins

Galway 0-19 Tipperary 1-16
Level again courtesy of Tipperary’s John McGrath.

64Mins

Galway 0-20 Tipperary 1-16
David Burke hits the post, Tipperary fire a clearance to the wing but it falls to Joe Canning all alone and he despatches his shot between the posts.

64Mins

’65 for Tipperary after Seamus Callanan’s shot is diverted wide.

65Mins

Callanan drives it wide! His second miss from a ’65.

66Mins

Tipperary 1-17 Galway 0-20
That’s marvellous from John O’Dwyer on the Cusack Stand side. Great point and we’re level again. Replay next Saturday?

66Mins

Joe Canning coming very deep to take a free for Galway.

66Mins

He’s over 80 yards out.

67Mins

He points it!

67Mins

Galway 0-21 Tipperary 1-17
Superb shot by Canning.

68Mins

Wild shot by Conor Whelan and the ball drops wide.

68Mins

And Dan McCormack bangs one wide at the other end.

69Mins

Another wide, this time from Galway’s Joseph Cooney.

69Mins

Sub: Galway take off Conor Cooney, Shane Moloney is on.

70Mins

Four minutes of injury time to be played. Huge tension here.

70Mins

Galway bring in Greg Lally as a blood sub for McInerney.

71Mins

Free in for Tipperary from midfield.

71Mins

McInerney back on for Galway.

71Mins

Brendan Maher to hit the free for Tipperary.

71Mins

He points it!

71Mins

Galway 0-21 Tipperary 1-18

73Mins

Canning coming back inside his ’45 to take a free for Galway.

73Mins

Canning points from play!

73Mins

What a score.

73Mins

And O’Dwyer misses at the other end.

75Mins

What drama at the finish. Canning’s long-range free dropped short and rolled towards goal where Darren Gleeson flicked it away. James Barry cleared, Johnny Coen gathered and rushed forward before turning and offloading to Canning on the sideline, who banged over a wonderful point.

80Mins

Another pulsating clash between Galway and Tipperary, again only a single point between them. Galway advance to the decider on 3 September against Cork or Waterford. Thanks for joining us today.

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Fintan O'Toole

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