Allianz League Update

From Tipperary GAA Scene

Tipperary’s hurlers played an exciting draw against Cork in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday. You can read a match report on .  Both sides needed a win to enhance their chances of qualifying for the final. While it is still possible for one of Cork or Tipperary to qualify for the final, it will require results in other games to go their way. At a minimum either Galway or Kilkenny must lose both their remaining games and most pundits would deem than unlikely. For Tipperary, they must win their two remaining games and hope then that other results go their way. Either way, they travel to Galway next weekend knowing that a win keeps them in the hunt and with Galway no doubt intent on retaining their league title, it makes Sunday’s encounter at Salthill an attractive game. The game at Pearse Stadium will commence at 2.30pm with James Owens of Wexford in charge. It will be the 66th league meeting between the 2 counties. Tipperary lead the way with 42 wins, Galway have been successful on 18 occasions and there have been 5 draws. Tipperary have won the last 3 league encounters between the sides, the group games at Semple Stadium and Pearse Stadium in 2010 and 2009 respectively and the Allianz Hurling League final in Limerick in 2008.  Their last competitive encounter was in the 2010 All Ireland quarter final at Croke Park where Tipperary won by 3-17 to 3-16, a last minute point from Lar Corbett securing Tipp’s passage. Incidentally, Sunday’s referee James Owens was also in charge of that game.  The match will be shown live on TG4.

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