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The focus now turns to the second-quarter final at Croke Park. Here’s how the sides will line out:

Galway

1. Bernard Power (Corofin)

2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown)
3. Declan Kyne (Clonbur)
4. David Wynne (Moycullen)

5. Liam Silke (Corofin)
6. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars)
7. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)

8. Paul Conroy (St James’)
9. Tom Flynn (Athenry)

10. Gary Sice (Corofin)
11. Damien Comer (Annaghdown)
12. Johnny Heaney (Killannin)

13. Eamon Brannigan (St Michael’s)
14. Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)
15. Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

Tipperary

We’re almost set to go here, who do you fancy to come out on top and make the last four?

Tipperary have started out with two wides, Galway have hit one. We could be in for plenty of long distance shooting here.

6Mins

Galway 0-1 Tipperary 0-0

Danny Cummins kicks the Tribesmen into the lead. Nice score.

8Mins

Galway 0-2 Tipperary 0-0

Shane Walsh curls over a free to put Galway two in front.

10Mins

Galway 0-3 Tipperary 0-1

Eamon Brannigan finds the range for Galway. All three of Galway’s inside forwards have now scored.

11Mins

Michael Quinlivan kicks Tipperary’s fourth wide.

13Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 0-1

Galway are loving the space in their forward line. Danny Cummins kicks the latest score.

Flag 15Mins

GOAL! Quinlivan reacted quickest to palm the ball into the net for Tipperary!

16Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 1-2

Quinlivan kicks a close-range free and just like that Tipperary lead.

18Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 1-3

Quinlivan again for Tipperary this time from play. At the far end Gary O’Donnell let possession slip out of his hand just as he pulled the trigger while bearing down on the Tipperary goal.

26Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 1-6

Tipperary are really motoring here. They’ve hit six scores in-a-row.

28Mins

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 1-7

Kevin O’Halloran and Conor Sweeney both tagged on a score each to leave the Premier five in front. With minutes left to half-time, Quinlivan strokes one over. Half-time can’t come quick enough for Kevin Walsh.

33Mins

Galway 0-5 Tipperary 1-7

Paul Conroy curls one over. That’s the first real impact he’s had on this game. Galway really needed that score.

33Mins

Galway 0-5 Tipperary 1-8

But there’s no need for Tipperary to panic. Conor Sweeney strokes his second point over after winning the ball out in front of his marker.

Flag 35Mins

GOAL! Damien Comer sets us up for a cracking second-half! Exactly what Galway needed!

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Half-time: Galway 1-4 Tipperary 1-7

Some finish by Comer there as he barreled his way through the Tipperary defence. Galway are fortunate to be within three at half-time.

36Mins

What impact will that goal have for Galway? 

37Mins

Colm O'Shaughnessy with Johnny Heaney and Eoghan Kerin Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

Danny Cummins with Brian Fox Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Liam Silke and Philip Austin Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

29,251 is the official attendance at Croke Park.

36Mins

No changes for either side before the start of the second-half.

36Mins

Galway 1-6 Tipperary 1-8

Shane Walsh’s free gives Galway a good start to the second half.

37Mins

Galway 1-6 Tipperary 1-9

O’Halloran doesn’t miss frees from close-range. He taps one over to put Tipperary three in front.

37Mins

CHANCE! Quinlivan misses the chance of a lifetime when he found himself one-on-one with Bernard Power. He should have put that one away.

39Mins

Will Tipperary rue that miss by Quinlivan?

Flag 39Mins

GOAL! Conor Sweeney rolls it in soccer-style off the left foot! Brilliant finish!

40Mins

Galway 1-6 Tipperary 2-10

Quinlivan drives forward and sinks one from the left side. Tipperary are seven points up after 42 minutes. Not in his wildest dreams could Liam Kearns have pictured this.

41Mins

Galway 1-7 Tipperary 2-10

Shane Walsh lands a free in front of goals after a smart foul by Brian Fox. He is given a yellow card for his troubles.

41Mins

CHANCE! Phillip Austin almost finds the onion bag but he sends the ball the wrong side of the post.

41Mins

Galway 1-7 Tipperary 2-11

Galway’s defence is all at sea. O’Halloran lands another score from distance. Tipperary are giving an exhibition out there. Phenomenal stuff.

Flag 41Mins

GOAL! TIpperary are in dream land. Sweeney flicks the ball into net past Power!

43Mins

Galway 1-7 Tipperary 3-11

This is sensational stuff. After 47 minutes and finding themselves 10 points down, Galway make their first change.

54Mins

Galway 1-7 Tipperary 3-12

Tipperary look born for this stage. Robbie Kiely curls one over from the outside of the right. The Premier County move 11 in front.

54Mins

Galway 1-8 Tipperary 3-12

Walsh with another free but Galway have really struggled to offer anything from play.

58Mins

CHANCE! Comer’s strike from inside the 14m is saved by the Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford.

60Mins

Galway 1-9 Tipperary 3-13

Wonderful score from Cummins from the right flank.

67Mins

Paul Conroy is black-carded for Galway. His season is over.

69Mins

Galway have scored just four points in the second-half with just one coming from play.

70Mins

We’ll have six minutes of added time.

72Mins

Quinlivan handpasses an attempted score wide. But it doesn’t matter, Tipperary are 10 points up with about four minutes left.

74Mins

Galway 1-10 Tipperary 3-13

Varley reduces the gap to nine. Quinlivan gets a huge ovation as he is substituted. What a performance from him.

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Full-time: Galway 1-10 Tipperary 3-13

Tipperary are through to the All-Ireland semi-final!

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