Sunday 21 April 2019

Roz Purcell shows her county colours at thrilling finale


Elaine McCahill

Tipperary beauties Roz Purcell, Una Foden and Aoife Walsh were showing their support for the Premier County yesterday.

It was one of the most  nail-biting matches of the season as Tipperary and Kilkenny met in the All Ireland Hurling Final for the sixth time in four years yesterday.

Clonmel native and former Miss Universe Ireland Roz Purcell was tweeting from the game in Croke Park.

The Tipperary native (24) posted about how the girl sitting behind her was giving an annoying running commentary throughout the match.

Una Foden (31), from top girl band The Saturdays, is known for being a proud Thurles woman and showed her support to the team early yesterday.

"Best of luck to my native Co Tipperary today! #UpTipp," she wrote online.

The Saturdays Una's little girl Aoife Belle supports Tipperary to win

Former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh also tweeted her support for the Premier County.

"My nerves are not able. #SomeGame @TipperaryGAA", she said.

The girls will have to come out in support again in three weeks' time as the match ended in a draw.

It was a quick, tense match, with 62 scores across 70 minutes.

Kilkenny scored the first point but Tipp were right on their heels and the teams remained within four points of each other throughout the match.

Tipp brought it back to a close finish with seven points a piece from John O'Dwyer and Seamus Callanan.

Hawk-Eye ruled out John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer's late long-distance free to deny the Premier County the Liam McCarthy Cup - for now at least.

For the third year in a row the All-Ireland hurling final has ended in a draw and both squads must return to Croke Park for a replay on Saturday, September 27, at 5pm.

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