Wednesday 13 December 2017

Callanan heaps misery on Galway

Tipperary 3-17 Galway 3-16 All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final

Tipperary's Seamus Callanan secures victory against Galway
Tipperary's Seamus Callanan secures victory against Galway
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Galway's winless streak at Croke Park was extended to five years in the most dramatic circumstances as Tipperary scored three points in the closing stages to seal victory by the narrowest of margins.

It was the second consecutive year that the Tribesmen had lost an All-Ireland quarter-final by a single point having put themselves in a winning position.

Seamus Callanan's goal just before the break put Tipp into a two-point (2-8 to 1-9) half-time lead and although Galway did enjoy a purple patch in which Joe Canning scored a penalty, it wasn't enough for his side as they were again left empty handed.

Cork were far from their best against Antrim but still had enough to advance with Tipperary to the last four.

Niall McCarthy's goal in first-half stoppage-time was decisive as the Rebels ran out eight-point winners (1-25 to 0-19) but there were still plenty of questions left to answer for Denis Walsh's side.

Eoghan O'Gara's two goals set Dublin on their way to victory over Louth in their football qualifier.

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