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Whelan fires Galway to win over Tipperary

Two second half goals from Conor Whelan was enough to see Galway book their place in the league quarter finals on Sunday. Galway beating Tipperary in the end 3-21 to 3-13. 

Tipperary made an excellent start to this game with John McGrath scoring a goal on three minutes. Evan Niland was excellent from frees for Galway so he kept them in contention. In fact Niland hit over 0-13 frees in total for the winners. Galway had the gap down to a one score game with 20 minutes played, but up popped Loughmore-Castleiney man John McGrath with his second goal of the game. The score was 2-04 to 0-08, but the 2019 All-Ireland Champions then rattled off 1-03 without reply. Jason Forde grabbed a goal on the stroke of half time with some excellent play from Seamus Callanan in the build up finding Forde with a terrific pass. While, Ronan Maher, Callanan and Cian Darcy rattled off points. It was 3-07 to 0-09 at the break to Tipperary.

Galway came thundering into the game in the second half though. Shane O’Neill opted to move Conor Whelan to full forward from half forward which worked a treat. The Kinvara club man struck a goal 42 minutes after been set up by Brian Concannon. Tipperary though had scores of their own through Quirke, Padraic Maher, Mick Breen and Jason Forde. Tipperary ahead 3-11 to 1-14. Galway then took complete control of the game. They outscored Tipperary 2-07 to 0-02 from the remainder of the game.

Jason Flynn knocked over a sublime point from the sideline cut, Cian Darcy responded for Tipperary. However, Niland knocked over a free, before Whelan struck for his second goal with 56 minutes played with a tidy finish after a delivery from Johnny Coen. Niland then knocked over a couple of frees, while Concannon also impressed with a couple of scores from play. Cathal Mannion sealed the win when he went through the heart of defence to score Galway’s third goal of the game.

Galway: James Skehill; Darren Morrissey, Gearoid McInerney, Paul Killeen; Padraic Mannion, Shane Cooney, Fintan Burke; Johnny Coen (0-01), Aidan Harte; Cathal Mannion (1-00), Conor Whelan (2-00), Evan Niland (0-14, 0-13f); Conor Cooney (0-01), Jason Flynn (0-01, sideline), Brian Concannon (0-04).

Subs: Sean Loftus for Killeen (25), Adrian Tuohey for S Cooney (45), David Burke for P Mannion (56), Niall Burke for Flynn (56), Kevin Cooney for Concannon (66).

Tipperary: Brian Hogan; Paul Maher, Barry Heffernan, Ronan Maher (0-01); Seamus Kennedy, Padraic Maher (0-01), Alan Flynn; Noel McGrath, Ger Browne; Jason Forde (1-05, 0-02f, 0-02 ’65), Seamus Callanan (0-01), Dillon Quirke (0-01); John McGrath (2-01), John O’Dwyer, Cian Darcy.

Subs: Michael Breen (0-01) for Browne (48), Sean O’Brien for P Maher (48), Paul Flynn for O’Dwyer (57), Dan McCormack for Quirke (59), Jerome Cahill for Darcy (69).

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