Senior Hurling Challenge – Dublin 1-21 Tipperary 1-19


Callanan injury blow for TippBy Shane Brophy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 1-21

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan picked up a hamstring injury in the second half of this challenge game which could lead to an extended spell on the sidelines. The Tipperary medical team have arranged a scan and hope to have full news on the extent of the injury this week. It was bad news on a day when three points in the closing five minutes helped Dublin to a merited victory at Nenagh yesterday. Tipp raced into an 0-8 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes but Dublin responded to lead by two points at half-time, helped by a Danny Sutcliffe goal.

The second-half introduction of Eoin Kelly and Shane Bourke inspired a Tipp revival. Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson denied them on two other occasions and also made another blinding second half stop to keep his side in the game until Bourke struck for his sides only goal in the 56th minute. A sharper Dublin side finished strongly with the impressive Danny Sutcliffe and John McCaffrey getting the winning points in the dying minutes.

Scorers for Tipperary: S Callanan 0-7 (4fs), E Kelly 0-4 (2fs, 1pen), S Bourke 1-0, J McLoughney (1 s/l), J O’Dwyer, J O’Neill 0-2 each, B O’Meara, J Ryan (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Dublin: P Ryan 0-10 (6fs), D Sutcliffe 1-3, E Dillon 0-3, J McCaffrey 0-2, C Keaney, M Carton, S Lambert 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; D Maher, C O’Mahony, P Curran; S McGrath, S Hennessy, B Maher; C O’Brien, J McLoughney; S Callanan, J O’Dwyer, P Maher; M Heffernan, B O’Meara, J O’Neill.
Subs: E Kelly for Callanan (37 inj), S Bourke for Heffernan, J Ryan for O’Neill (both 51).

DUBLIN: G McGuire; N Corcorcan, P Schutte, R Trainor; P Kelly, M Carton, C Crummey; J Boland, S Durkan; D Sutcliffe, J McCaffrey, C Keaney; E Dillon, M Schute, P Ryan.
Subs: N McMorrow for M Schutte (53); S Lambert for Crummy, R O’Carroll for Keaney (63).

Referee: J Sexton (Cork)

Tipperary lost out to Dublin by two points in an entertaining challenge game at Nenagh this afternoon. Tipp got off to a great start with Seamus Callanan, John O’Neill, Joey McLoughney and John O’Dwyer all getting on the scoresheet as the home side raced in to a 0-8 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes. Dublin gradually got back in to the game, hitting 5 unanswered points before a Danny Sutcliffe goal brought the sides level after 26 minutes. Dublin continued their good form up to the interval and Anthony Daly’s men led by 1-10 to 0-11 at half-time having played against the wind.

The second half began with a higher intensity from both teams and though Tipp reduced the lead to a point with scores from Seamus Callanan and Eoin Kelly, it was Dublin who once again got on top and 10 minutes in to the second half, Dublin led by 4 points. Both sides made a few substitutions at this stage and Tipperary benefitted most from the changes as sub Shane Bourke managed to sneak in for a Tipperary goal on 56 minutes to regain the lead. Tipperary led by 2 points heading in to the last 10 minutes but it was Dublin who finished the stronger team, hitting the last 4 points of the game to record a 1-21 to 1-19 victory in a very useful game for both sets of mentors.

Tipperary: Darren Gleeson; Donagh Maher, Conor O’Mahony, Paul Curran; Shane McGrath, Seamus Hennessy, Brendan Maher; Conor O’Brien, Joey McLoughney (0-2, 0-1 free); Seamus Callanan (0-7, 0-4 frees), John O’Dwyer (0-2), Patrick Maher; Michael Heffernan, Brian O’Meara (0-1), John O’Neill (0-2)
Subs: Eoin Kelly (0-4, 0-3 frees) for Callanan, Shane Bourke (1-0) for O’Neill, Johnny Ryan (0-1 free) for Heffernan

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