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Watch Croke Park rise to its feet to welcome Noel McGrath back to action

The Tipp star returned just four months after a testicular cancer diagnosis.

JUST FOUR MONTHS after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Tipperary’s Noel McGrath was brought on as a substitute as his side battled Galway for a place in the All-Ireland hurling final.

The 24-year old brought Croke Park to its collective feet as he made his way onto the pitch:

Source: RTÉ

And it looked like he might be the hero when, with 30 seconds to go, his point put Tipperary one point up:

Source: RTÉ

However, Galway would hit back with two points of their own to deny McGrath the fairytale return.

LIVE: Galway v Tipperary, All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final

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