ALL IRELAND MINOR HURLING QUARTER FINAL; REPORT AND MATCH TRACKER

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Well done to our minor hurlers and management on their 1 point victory after extra time against Wexford in last Saturday’s minor hurling quarter final. The game certainly kept patrons on the edges of their seats but the important thing is that the result was the right one for Tipperary. They now face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final which is expected to be played in Croke Park on Sunday August 9th prior to the All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford.

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Tipp squeeze through to Minor Hurling semis

Saturday, July 25, 2009 – 05:33 PM

From the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 0-20 Wexford 0-19

A 76th minute point from Eanna Murray was the difference as Tipperary overcame Wexford after extra-time in today’s ESB All-Ireland MHC quarter-final at Portlaoise. Ahead by 0-07 to 0-06 at the interval, Wexford were pushed all the way by a Tipperary side that lost forward Michael O’Brien through a second yellow card on the restart. Tipperary broke in front for the first time in 27 minutes thanks to a superb score from defender Alan Hogan, but this game was closely contested throughout. The sides were level on four further occasions in the second half, with a point from Tipperary centre-back Brian Stapleton ensuring extra-time.

Wexford began strongly in extra-time with Jack Hobbs slotting over a point after just six seconds as the beaten Leinster finalists quickly built up a two-point advantage. But a brace of Murray points ensured the sides were deadlocked at half-time in extra-time. However, Tipperary proved strongest in the closing period and outscored Wexford by two points to one with top scorer Murray landing his ninth and most important point with four minutes remaining.

Scorers – Tipperary: E Murray 0-09 (0-05f, 0-01 ’65’), D Maher, S Curran, T Butler 0-02 each, B Stapleton, A Hogan, A Cleere, R Gleeson, M O’Brien 0-01 each
Wexford: G Moore 0-06 (0-06f), D O’Keeffe 0-05 (0-01sl), L McGovern, A Kenny 0-02 each, J Hobbs, B Doyle, B Barron, C Goff 0-01 each.

WEXFORD: M Fanning; W Devereux, M O’Hanlon, A Nolan; B Barron, C Goff, B O’Gorman; J Gordon, B Doyle; D O’Keeffe, M O’Regan, L Og McGovern; E Whitmore, P Farrell, G Moore.
Subs used: C Clince for Devereux (33 mins), C Doyle for Whitmore (50), A Kenny for Farrell (54), J Hobbs for O’Regan (61), I Byrne for O’Keeffe (75), M Moloney for Doyle (76), P Farrell for Moore (80).

TIPPERARY: P Ryan; S Maher, L Butler, J Meagher; W Ryan, B Stapleton, A Hogan; D Maher, A Cleere; R Gleeson, S Curran, E Murray; D Collins, T Butler, M O’Brien.
Subs used: D Butler for Collins (37 mins), J Forde for Cleere (42), J Condon for T Butler (53), P Heffernan for Gleeson (59), R Gleeson as replacement for O’Brien ((red card) extra-time), A Ryan for Maher (63).

Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway)

Live Updates

Live Updates by Ed Donnelly of the Tipperary vs. Wexford MH Quarter Final.
Comments to ed.donnelly@gaa.ie

Final score – Tipperary 0-20 Wexford 0-19

80th minute – James Gordon with a chance of a point for Wexford but it goes just wide.

79th minute – Sean Curran with a chance of a point for Tipperary but the shot goes wide.

78th minute – Gary Moore with a free from long distance for Wexford but it drops short and Tipperary clear their lines.

76th minute – Eanna Murray points a free to put Tipperary in front – Tipperary 0-20 Wexford 0-19

75th minute – Adrian Cleere equalises with a point but it could have been a goal – Tipperary 0-19 Wexford 0-19

73rd minute – Dermot O’Keeffe’s 5th point of the game puts Wexford in front – Tipperary 0-18 Wexford 0-19

71st minute – Tipperary with 2 early wides – 14 in all. Which team can get their noses in front for extra time and win this game?

Half time Extra time – Tipperary 0-18 Wexford 0-18

67th minute – Eanna Murray points a free for his 8th score – Tipperary 0-18 Wexford 0-18

65th minute – Eanna Murray with a point from a free for the Premier County – Tipperary 0-17 Wexford 0-18

64th minute – Liam Og McGovern with a point from play for Wexford – Tipperary 0-16 Wexford 0-18

63rd minute – Eanna Murray scores a point from play after a long run – Tipperary 0-16 Wexford 0-17

62nd minute – Aaron Kelly scores another point from play for Wexford – Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 0-17

61st minute – Jack Hobbs scores an early point from play for Wexford – Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 0-16

Full-time score – Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 0-15 – extra time to come.

62nd minute – Tipperary equalise with a point from play with the last puck of normal time – Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 0-15

61st minute – Eanna Murray points a free for Tipp – need to win the puckout to have any chance – Tipperary 0-14 Wexford 0-15

60th minute – Gary Moore had a chance for a goal but Tipp goalie Paul Ryan blocks well.

Additional time – 2 minutes

59th minute – Wexford go 2 points in front – Aaron Kelly with a point from play. Tipperary 0-13 Wexford 0-15

58th minute – Wexford in pole position – can Tipperary equalise?

56th minute – Tipperary’s Denis Maher shoots for a point but it goes just wide.

56th minute – Liam Og McGovern puts Wexford in front with a point from play – Tipperary 0-13 Wexford 0-14

55th minute – Benny Barron scores the equaliser for Wexford thanks to a quick sideline cut – Tipperary 0-13 Wexford 0-13

54th minute – Both sides have missed chances for points.

51st minute – Tipperary’s Eanna Murray scores a good point from play to go in front heading in to the closing stages – Tipperary 0-13 Wexford 0-12

50th minute – Wexford have a chance to go in front but the shot is wide.

48th minute – David Butler hits a wide for Tipperary – the next point could be crucial as we head in to the last 12 minutes.

46th minute – the sides are level – all to play for in the final stages. Wexford have not made the extra man count yet.

43rd minute – Gary Moore points a close-in free for Wexford – the sides are level again – Tipperary 0-12 Wexford 0-12

42nd minute – Tipperary sub – Jason Forde replaces Adrian Cleere

42nd minute – Denis Maher scores a point from play for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-12 Wexford 0-11

41st minute – Wexford score a point from a 20 metre free – Tipperary 0-11 Wexford 0-11

41st minute – Eoin Whitmore’s shot for goal is well saved by Tipperary goalie Paul Ryan

40th minute – Tipperary go in front with a point from play by wing-back Alan Hogan – Tipperary 0-11 Wexford 0-10

39th minute – Tipperary equalise with another point from play – Tipperary 0-10 Wexford 0-10

38th minute – Gary Moore points a free for Wexford – Tipperary 0-9 Wexford 0-10

37th minute – Eanna Murray scores a good point from play to level the scores for 14 man Tipperary – Tipperary 0-9 Wexford 0-9

36th minute – Sean Curran scores his second point from play – Tipperary 0-8 Wexford 0-9

35th minute – RED CARD – Tipperary corner-forward Michael O’Brien gets his second Yellow Card and is sent off.

34th minute – Dermot O’Keeffe scores his fourth point, this one from play – Tipperary 0-7 Wexford 0-9

34th minute – Sean Curran’s shot to equalise goes wide.

33rd minute – Denis Maher scores a point from play from a kick sideline ball – Tipperary 0-7 Wexford 0-8

32nd minute – Dermot O’Keeffe scores a lovely point from a sideline cut – Tipperary 0-6 Wexford 0-8

31st minute – an early Wexford shot for a point drops short.

Team News – No changes on the Wexford team for the second half. Tipperary appear to have no changes either.

Half-Time – Tipperary 0-6 Wexford 0-7. Wexford dominate possession in the first half, especially in the second quarter and they lead by a point at the interval. All to play for in the second half.

31st minute – Thomas Butler scores a point from play for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-6 Wexford 0-7

30th minute – Niall Murphy scores his third point from a free – Tipperary 0-5 Wexford 0-7

Additional time – 1 minute

29th minute – Sean Curran points from play for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-5 Wexford 0-6

29th minute – goal chance for Wexford but the Tipperary defence clear their lines.

24th minute – Wexford go two in front thanks to a pointed free by Niall Murphy – Tipperary 0-4 Wexford 0-6

22nd minute – Wexford goalie Mark Fanning makes a good save from Ruari Gleeson’s shot.

22nd minute – a Ruari Gleeson shot for a point hits the post and is cleared.

22nd minute – Tipperary hit their fourth wide of the game.

21st minute – Conor Gough scores a Wexford point from play – Tipperary 0-4 Wexford 0-5

20th minute – Eanna Murray strikes a free from 60 metres just wide.

17th minute – Niall Murphy points a free for Wexford – the sides are level – Tipperary 0-4 Wexford 0-4

15th minute – Thomas Butler scores another Tipperary point from play – Tipperary 0-4 Wexford 0-3

14th minute – Michael O’Brien scores Tipperary’s first point from play – Tipperary 0-3 Wexford 0-3

13th minute – Dermot O’Keeffe scores his second point from play for Wexford to put his side in front. Wexford have the majority of possession thus far. – Tipperary 0-2 Wexford 0-3

11th minute – Dermot O’Keeffe scores a good point from play for Wexford and the sides are level – Tipperary 0-2 Wexford 0-2

8th minute – Brian Doyle opens Wexford’s account with a good point from play – Tipperary 0-2 Wexford 0-1

6th minute – Eanna Murray points a free for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-2 Wexford 0-0

5th minute – third wide for Wexford – this time from play. The Leinster runners-up have a nervous start.

4th minute – a second wide from a free for Wexford.

3rd minute – first chance for Wexford from a free but it goes wide.

2nd minute – Eanna Murray points a free for Tipperary – Tipperary 0-1 Wexford 0-0

3:00pm – scheduled throw-in of the first game of a triple-header from O’Moore Park Portlaoise.

2:55pm – Tipperary line out as selected. A number of changes on the Wexford team.

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