Monday 23 January 2017

In brief: Callanan class denies Dublin

Published 16/05/2011 | 05:00

Tipperary held off a second-half comeback from Dublin to emerge victorious by 3-20 to 0-26 in last night's senior hurling challenge match held at Geraldine Park in Athy to commemorate the replayed All-Ireland final between the counties at this venue in 1909.

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Seamus Callanan and Noel McGrath did most of the damage in the first half for Tipp, shooting nine points between them. Shane Bourke's eighth-minute goal sent Declan Ryan's men on their way to a 1-14 to 0-9 lead.

Anthony Daly made several changes in the second half and Dublin were much more competitive, but Callanan's 44th-minute goal kept Tipp in control.

Pat Kerwick's late goal and John O'Brien's brace of points meant Tipp were able to keep the Dubs at bay.

Scorers -- Tipperary: S Callanan 1-4, N McGrath 0-6 (2 '65's, 1f), S Bourke 1-1, B Dunne, J O'Brien 0-3 each, P Kerwick 1-0, C O'Mahony 0-2 (2f), J Woodlock 0-1 Dublin: P Ryan 0-10 (8f), S Durkin 0-4, C McCormack, M O'Brien, D O'Callaghan 0-2 each, P Kelly, C Keaney, D Treacy, C McBride, R O'Dwyer, D Plunkett 0-1 each

Tipperary -- D Gleeson; J Coughlan, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, C O'Mahony, S Lillis; S McGrath, J Woodlock; N McGrath, S Callanan, B Dunne; S Bourke, J O'Brien, L Corbett. Subs: P Maher for Coughlan (56), P Kerwick for Callanan (56)

Dublin -- G Maguire; P Kelly, N Corcoran, R Walsh; J McCaffrey, R O'Dwyer, S Durkin; M O'Brien, A McCrabbe; D O'Dwyer, C McCormack, C Keaney; D O'Callaghan, D Treacy, P Ryan. Subs: A Nolan for Maguire (h-t), P Schutte for Walsh (h-t), M Quilty for McCrabbe (h-t), S Ryan for D O'Dwyer (45), D Quirke for O'Brien (47), P Carton for Treacy (48), C McBride for O'Callaghan (60), J Sheanon for McCaffrey (60), D Plunkett for McCormack (65).

Ref -- B Gavin (Offaly).

  • OFFALY hurler James Rigney has been left devastated by a fresh injury blow that looks set to rule him out of the Faithful County's entire championship campaign.

The Kinnitty defender (25) cracked his left arm in a training match on Friday. He's been ruled out for at least two more months.

  • Galway's preparations for the Connacht SF Championship received a major boost yesterday when star forward Padraic Joyce returned to club action after an ankle injury.

Joyce scored six points for Killererin in a 1-11 to 2-7 win over St Michael's. His cousin Nicky Joyce, out since last year's Connacht championship, returned as a second-half sub to score 1-2, including the winning goal.

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