Galway defeated Tipperary by 3-16 to 1-19 in round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday March 16th at Pearse Stadium, Galway.
Galway hold on to land Tipperary in trouble
Report from GAA.ie
Allianz Hurling League Division IA: Galway 3-16 Tipperary 1-19
Galway beat Tipperary for the first time in seven years to secure their second win of their Allianz League campaign. Goals from Niall Healy, Conor Cooney and Jonathan Glynn laid the foundation but Tipperary never gave up with Seamus Callanan hitting 1-11.
Galway started well against the wind with three unanswered points. Tipperary wasted a great opportunity to draw level after five minutes. Michael Heffernan burst through the Galway rearguard only to see his shot saved by Colm Callanan. And the Galway net-minder was alert to the rebound to deny Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher with a wonderful save.
Buoyed by their goalkeeper’s efforts, Galway kept on top of Tipperary. The home side led 0-7 to 0-6 before Niall Healy struck the game’s first goal after 20 minutes. The Craughwell clubman left Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson rooted to the spot with a fantastic finish.
Galway pressed home their advantage with a second goal just five minutes later. Jonathan Glynn was hauled down by Paddy Stapleton. Referee Anthony Stapleton awarded Galway a penalty and showed his namesake a yellow card. Conor Cooney rifled home the penalty to make it 2-8 to 0-8 in favour of Anthony Cunningham’s men.
Galway rounded off the half with their third goal through Glynn. The Ardrahan man soloed through the Tipperary defence before flicking the ball into the net to leave Galway 3-8 to 0-9 to the good at half-time.
The home side were playing with the wind in the second-half and notched another three points in succession through Johnny Coen, David Burke and Iarla Tannian. Shane McGrath and Seamus Callanan kept Tipperary in touch before Burke grabbed his third score of the game to make it 3-16 to 0-16 with nine minutes left.
Galway centre-back Iarla Tannian was then given his marching orders after a second yellow card. Galway were forced to play the remaining eight minutes with 14 men and Tipperary capitalised on their numerical advantage.
Seamus Callanan scored three points, two from frees and one from play, before grabbing a goal for the visitors from a short-range free with just a minute remaining. Galway managed to hold on in the dying moments to emerge three-point winners with a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-19.
Scorers for Galway: N Healy 1-3, C Cooney 1-3 (1-0pen, 0-3f), J Glynn 1-1, David Burke 0-3 (0-1sl), P Brehony 0-3, J Coen 0-1, I Tannian 0-1, C Mannion 0-1.
Scorers for Tipperary: S Callanan 1-11 (1-8f, 0-1 ’65), S McGrath 0-2, J O’Dwyer 0-2, K Bergin 0-2, N McGrath 0-1, M Heffernan 0-1.
Galway: C Callanan; F Moore, R Burke, D Collins; A Harte, I Tannian, Dáithí Burke; J Coen, P Brehony; G McInerney, C Cooney, David Burke (c); N Healy, J Glynn, C Mannion
Subs: N Burke for McInerney (41), J Flynn for Mannion (57), D Glennon for Healy (67), P Killeen for Harte (69)
Tipperary: D Gleeson; M Cahill, P Stapleton, C Barrett; B Maher (c), C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; S McGrath, J Woodlock; N McGrath, J O’Dwyer, Patrick Maher; C Kenny, S Callanan, M Heffernan. Subs: K Bergin for Woodlock (23), E Kelly for Kenny (32), D Maher for N McGrath (ht), C O’Brien for Heffernan (44), P Murphy for Cahill (62)
Referee: Anthony Stapleton (Laois)
The Tipperary team to play Galway in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A shows 6 changes from the side which lost to Clare on Sunday last. Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher, Conor Kenny, Patrick Maher, Seamus Callanan and Michael Heffernan are introduced to the team in place of Thomas Stapleton, Tomas Hamill, Kieran Bergin, Paddy Murphy, Jason Forde and Shane Bourke.
Tipperary (SH v Galway) – Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, Paddy Stapleton, Michael Cahill; Shane McGrath, Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher (Captain), James Woodlock; Conor Kenny, John O’Dwyer, Patrick Maher; Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, Michael Heffernan
Supporters can avail of a discounted ticket of 10 euro for Sunday’s game provided you purchase your ticket in advance via your local Centra and Supervalu outlets or online via gaa.ie/tickets. The match day admission price will be €15 while Under 16s are free. Concessions for students and OAP’s are available from the match day ticket only.