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Dublin: 18 °C Friday 22 June, 2018


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So Galway have already booked their place in the league final as Wexford and Tipperary clash for the right to meet the Tribesmen.

Here’s how the sides are named to start today at Nowlan Park, although we might get a change or two before the first whistle.

Tipperary 0-1 Wexford 0-0

2 mins – Seamus Callanan  scored 2-11 the last day out and he’s first off the mark today.

Tipperary 1-2 Wexford 0-0

7 mins – Tipp lead by five after a very impressive start. Wexford have yet to score.

Tipperary 1-2 Wexford 0-1

11 mins – Wexford are on the board thanks to Jack O’Connor.

Tipperary 1-2 Wexford 0-1

15 mins – McDonald slots over a close-range free.

Davy enters the field and he’s not happy.

Tipperary 2-2 Wexford 0-3

20 mins – McDonald and Brendan Maher trade scores. The game is really opening up now.

Tipperary 2-3 Wexford 0-4

24 mins – Chin does well to split the posts.

Tipperary 2-3 Wexford 0-5

27 mins – Fine score by David Redmond. Wexford are doing really well against a strong breeze.

Tipperary 2-5 Wexford 0-6

28 mins – Callanan and Forde send over a point apiece for Tipp.

Tipperary 2-5 Wexford 0-6

29 mins – Conor McDonald reduced that Tipp lead to five with a good free.

Tipperary 2-5 Wexford 0-7

32 mins – Callanan sends a free wide, at the far end Wexford have hit nine wides.

Tipperary 2-6 Wexford 0-7

35 mins – Padraic Maher exerts his presence with a massive score from midfield.

Tipperary 2-6 Wexford 0-8

35 mins – Diarmuid O’Keeffe drills over a fine score.

The beans ain’t chilled today….

Davy Fitzgerald and Aidan Nolan clash with Jason Forde Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Davy Fitzgerald and Aidan Nolan clash with Jason Forde Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Davy Fitzgerald clashes with Jason Forde Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

We’re back underway for what’s sure to be a titanic second-half.

Tipperary 2-7 Wexford 0-10

37 mins – McDonald and Maher trade efforts. Then Paul Morris reduces the gap to three.

Tipperary 2-7 Wexford 0-11

41 mins – McDonald sends over another free. We’re about to see what the All-Ireland champions are made of here.

Tipperary 2-9 Wexford 0-11

42 mins – Michael Breen plucks one from the clouds and raises a white flag. Then Cathal Barrett slips a pass to Dan McCormack who points.


Tipperary 2-10 Wexford 0-11

43 mins – Ronan Maher finds Noel McGrath for the score. Excellent response from Tipp.

Tipperary 2-10 Wexford 0-13

44 mins - Redmond bags a brace of points to reduce the gap to three again.

Tipperary 2-11 Wexford 0-13

48 mins – Breen sends over his third since coming in as a sub. Bubbles O’Dwyer comes in for Steven O’Brien.

Tipperary 2-12 Wexford 0-13

50 mins – Jason Forde takes a touch and slots over the bar. A wonderful block by Padraic Maher set up that move.

Tipperary 2-12 Wexford 0-14

52 mins – Chin drives forward and takes his score.

Some Wexford subs to let you know about:

Kevin Foley replaces Paul Morris while Harry Kehoe comes in for David Redmond.

Tipperary 2-12 Wexford 0-15

54 mins – Bubbles picks up a yellow for a late hit. David Dunne hits the target for Fitzgerald’s side.

Tipperary 2-12 Wexford 0-16

56 mins – Chin exerts his influence with a fine score from the left hand side.

Tipperary 3-14 Wexford 0-16

62 mins – Noel and John McGrath both point to extend Tipp’s lead.

Tipperary 4-16 Wexford 0-16

65 mins – The Premier are cruising to victory now.

Tipperary 5-17 Wexford 0-18

72 mins – Daire Quinn points for Tipp. They’re heading to the final.

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Kevin O'Brien