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Allianz Division 1 hurling league final result
Galway 3-21 Tipperary 0-14


Afternoon all, we’re getting set for the 2017 Allianz Division 1 hurling league final. Galway take on Tipperary at 3.30pm with Cork’s Colm Lyons the referee.

Here’s the team Michael Ryan has named to start.


1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

5. Seamus Kennedy (St. Marys)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Padraic Maher (captain) (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Jason Forde (Silvermines)

10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Michael Breen (Ballina)
12. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

13. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
14. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

And here’s the side Micheal Donoghue has selected.


1. Colm Callanan (Kinvara)

2. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)
3. Daithi Burke (Turloughmore)
4. Paul Killeen (Tynagh Abbey Duniry)

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

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

10. Jason Flynn (Tommie Larkins)
11. Joe Canning (Portumna)
12. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)

13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
14. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
15. Conor Cooney (St Thomas)

We’ll let you know if there’s any late changes and whether Jason Forde starts for Tipperary after last week’s incident involving Davy Fitzgerald.

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

And here’s the substitutes for both sides:

Tipperary: Daragh Mooney, Kieran Bergin, Alan Flynn, Paul Flynn, Tomás Hamill, Barry Heffernan, Patrick Maher, Aidan McCormack, John O’Keeffe, Niall O’Meara, Daire Quinn.

Galway: James Skehill, John Hanbury, Ronan Burke, Sean Loftus, Martin Dolphin, Matthew Donohoe, Pádraig Brehony, Éanna Burke, Niall Burke, Thomas Monaghan, Shane Maloney.

So who’s your tip to win this one – Tipperary to land first title since 2008 or Galway to claim their first crown since 2010?

All set to go here at the Gaelic Grounds.

Tipperary 0-1 Galway 0-0
3 mins – John McGrath knocks over an early free for Tipperary, Padraic Maher fouled after launching a long clearance.

Galway 0-2 Tipperary 0-1 
4 mins – Galway quickly draw level, neatly struck score by Aidan Harte, and then go in front thanks to Conor Whelan.

Tipperary 0-2 Galway 0-2
6 mins – John McGrath is fouled, dusts himself down and points the resultant free. All square again.

A first wide from a free by McGrath for Tipperary, that was a tricky one on the left wing from about 70 yards.

Galway 0-3 Tipperary 0-2
9 mins – From the puckout, Jason Flynn snaps up a loose ball and fires over a point that pushes Galway in front.

Another McGrath wide, this time from a ’65 for Tipperary.

Neither side hitting their stride fully just yet. Galway’s Johnny Coen and Tipperary’s Noel McGrath see points attempts drift wide.

Galway 0-3 Tipperary 0-3
15 mins – Lovely point by Noel McGrath but much of the credit goes to Jason Forde for a splendid crossfield delivery from a sideline cut.

Galway 0-4 Tipperary 0-3
18 mins – First point of the day for Joe Canning and it nudges Galway in front.

Galway 0-5 Tipperary 0-3
21 mins – Conor Whelan breaks a scoring impasse by smashing over a point for Galway after being set up by Niall Burke.

Goal Chance! Jason Flynn grabs a delivery and races clear for Galway, he gets ahead of Michael Cahill but shoots low from an angle with Darren Gleeson tipping the shot away for a ’65.

Galway 0-7 Tipperary 0-4
24 mins – Joe Canning clips over the ’65 but Brendan Maher pulls a point back for Tipperary. Then carelessness at the back from Tipperary is seized upon by Canning as he points.

A third wide of the day from a placed ball by John McGrath as he sees his shot from a ’65 go off target.

Galway 0-8 Tipperary 0-4
28 mins – And now it’s a double score game. Canning hits over a free after Conor Whelan was fouled.

Galway 0-10 Tipperary 0-4
31 mins – There’s only one team in this game so far. Canning from a ’65 and Whelan from play stretch Galway’s lead to six.

Sub: Michael Ryan moves to react to what he’s seeing with Niall O’Meara coming in to the Tipperary attack for Steven O’Brien.

Galway 0-10 Tipperary 0-5
33 mins – Tipperary try to stem the tide before the interval with Ronan Maher slamming over a long range free.

Galway 0-11 Tipperary 0-5
34 mins – A fifth point of the day for Canning. Galway are cleaning up around the middle but 11 wides so far.

Joe Canning Galway's Joe Canning

Daithi Burke with John McGrath Galway's Daithi Burke with Tipperary's John McGrath Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

16,089 is the attendance in the Gaelic Grounds.

Galway back out on the pitch, we’re still waiting for the return of a Tipperary team who trail by six points at the interval.

Galway 1-11 Tipperary 0-6
37 mins – Cracking finish to the roof of the net by Jason Flynn provides Galway with the ideal boost at the start of the second half. A long Adrian Tuohy clearance fell kindly for Flynn after a flick from Joseph Cooney. Superb strike then by the Tommie Larkins man. Noel McGrath countered with a point for Tipperary.

Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-6
40 mins – It’s Johnny Coen who points for Galway but huge credit goes to Joseph Cooney for a great run along the sideline and a well-timed offload.

Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-7
43 mins – Bubbles O’Dwyer takes over the freetaking duties for Tipperary and he despatches a shot between the posts. Gap is back to eight.

Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-7
44 mins – Galway look to have so much space and time in possession. Padraic Mannion cleverly switches the play and Aidan Harte has plenty room to pick off his point. Then Galway put Seamus Kennedy under huge pressure, forcing him to over-carry and Canning slots the free. The gap is out to ten points now and it’s going to take something special from Tipperary to retrieve this.

Sub: Tipperary spring Patrick Bonner Maher from the bench, John O’Dwyer makes way.

Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-9
49 mins – Better from Tipperary. Two quick points, Michael Breen from play and then a long-range Ronan Maher free.

Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-9
50 mins – What a game Conor Whelan is having. He lofts over a superb point, his fourth of the day.

Galway 1-16 Tipperary 0-9
51 mins – Joe Canning brings his personal tally for the day to 0-8 and he’s on course to pick up a league medal it seems.

Galway 1-17 Tipperary 0-9
54 mins – Canning smashes a long-range free over the bar.

Galway 1-17 Tipperary 0-11
56 mins – Tipperary hit back with a pair of points courtesy of a John McGrath free and a Michael Breen effort from play.

Galway 2-18 Tipperary 0-11
58 mins – A second goal for Galway’s Jason Flynn, superb individual effort as he cut in from the left wing. David Burke follows it up with a point and Galway look certain of claiming the honours here.

Galway 2-18 Tipperary 0-12
62 mins – A John McGrath free for Tipperary but looks a consolation effort.

Sub: And now Galway pitch Johnny Glynn into action as Joe Canning is called ashore.

Galway 2-19 Tipperary 0-12
63 mins – Cathal Mannion splits the posts for Galway.

Galway 2-20 Tipperary 0-13
65 mins – The match is petering out now, Whelan and McGrath trade points.

Galway 3-20 Tipperary 0-13
67 mins – Mass exodus of Tipperary fans now as Cathal Mannion shoots home Galway’s third goal, gathering a David Burke delivery and surging clear.

Galway 3-20 Tipperary 0-14
72 mins – Late chance for a Tipperary goal but Bonner Maher’s shot hits the bar and then John McGrath’s rebound is deflected over.

A late Thomas Monaghan point confirms Galway’s superiority as they are crowned league champions on a day when Tipperary never got going. Thanks for joining us today.

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Fintan O'Toole