Sunday 24 September 2017

Power surge helps Kilkenny to All-Ireland title

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14

The Kilkenny players celebrate with the cup
The Kilkenny players celebrate with the cup
27 September 2014; John Power, Kilkenny, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; John Power, right, Kilkenny, celebrates with team-mate Colin Fennelly after scoring his side's second goal of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; John Power, Kilkenny, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; John Power, Kilkenny, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; John Power, Kilkenny, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Richie Power, Kilkenny, in action against James Barry, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; A general view of Croke Park before the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; A general view during the start of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Séamus Callanan, Tipperary, scores his side's first goal past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Patrick Maher, Tipperary, in action against Kieran Joyce, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Michael Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against Patrick Maher, left, and Shane McGrath, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Lar Corbett, Tipperary, in action against Jackir Tyrrell, left, and Paul Murphy, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Darragh Egan, Kilkenny, in action against Cillian Buckley, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Tipperary's Séamus Callanan shoots past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score his side's first goal. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Paddy Stapleton, Tipperary, in action against Lar Corbett, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Noel McGrath, Tipperary, in action against Eoin Larkin, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Colin Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against James Barry, left, and Brendan Maher, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson saves a shot from Kilkenny's Colin Fennelly. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Darren Gleeson, Tipperary, saves a shot from Colin Fennelly, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Jackie Tyrrell, Kilkenny, in action against Gearóid Ryan, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Tipperary's Séamus Callanan shoots past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score his side's first goal. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Michael Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against Padraic Maher, left, and Brendan Maher, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Michael Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against James Woodlock, left, Brendan Maher and Padraic Maher, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Gearóid Ryan, Tipperary, in action against Conor Fogarty, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Colin Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against Paddy Stapleton, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; TJ Reid, Kilkenny, scores a goal in the first half which was subsequently disallowed. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Colin Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against Paddy Stapleton, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Tipperary supporters vent their frustrations to a referee decision during the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Colin Fennelly, Kilkenny, in action against Brendan Maher, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Patrick Maher, Tipperary, in action against Kieran Joyce, Kilkenny. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Richie Power, Kilkenny, in action against James Barry, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; TJ Reid, Kilkenny, scores a goal that was subsequently disallowed for square ball during the first half. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Two second half goals from the Power brothers Richie and John saw Kilkenny edge Tipperary in another epic All-Ireland final in Croke Park.

The game hung in the balance right into the final minutes but Richie Power goaled just shy of the hour mark to give the Cats a four point lead, the first time either side had led by more than a single score.

John struck shortly afterwards to give the Cats a six point lead but the drama didn’t stop there with Tipp managing to get back to within two points thanks to a late Seamus Callanan goal.

However, they couldn’t quite reel the Cats in as Colin Fennelly hit a late insurance point to give Kilkenny their 35th All-Ireland crown.

John Power after scoring his side's second goal of the game.
John Power after scoring his side's second goal of the game.

Tipperary had led by two points (1-7 to 0-8) at the break thanks to Callanan’s first goal which was set up by Lar Corbett.

The Premier also threatened on other occasions only to be foiled by some excellent last ditch defending by the Cats.

Kilkenny started the second half brightly and hit five unanswered scores to reclaim the lead and while Tipperary would get to within a single score, they could never regain parity.

Tipperary might have goaled immediately before Kilkenny hit their brace. With his side two points down, Callanan opted to point a penalty to cut the gap to one after Patrick 'Bonner' Maher had been fouled.

And that was the cue for the Power brothers to take over to help the Cats to a tenth All-Ireland under the management of Brian Cody.  

Henry Shefflin made history when becoming the first man in GAA history to win a ten All-Ireland medals. The Ballyhale man was introduced for the final ten minutes. Clara’s Lester Ryan, also introduced late on, collected the Liam MacCarthy cup on behalf of the Cats.

SCORERS: Kilkenny: TJ Reid 0-5 (5f), R Power 1-1 (1f), C Fennelly 0-3, E Larkin, M Fennelly, R Hogan 0-2 each, J Power 1-1, P Walsh 0-1.

Tipperary: S Callanan 2-5 (4f, 0-1 pen), S McGrath J O’Dwyer (1 ‘65) 0-3 each, N McGrath 0-2, B Maher 0-1. 

Kilkenny: E Murphy; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, K Joyce; P Walsh, J Tyrrell, C Buckley; M Fennelly, C Fogarty; E Larkin, R Hogan, C Fennelly; R Power, TJ Reid, J Power SUBS: H Shefflin for Hogan (58), L Ryan for M Fennelly (67).

Tipperary: D Gleeson; C Barrett, J Barry, P Stapleton; Padraic Maher, B Maher, K Bergin; S McGrath, J Woodlock; G Ryan, J O’Dwyer, L Corbett; N McGrath, S Callanan, Patrick Maher SUBS: M Cahill for McGrath (56), C O’Mahony for Ryan, S Bourke for Corbett (both 64), J Forde for McGrath (67), J O’Brien for O’Dwyer (69)

Ref: B Gavin (Offaly)

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