Championship Sunday

Updates from the Leinster football final and Munster hurling final and qualifier action

Eamon Donoghue Sun, Jul 12
 
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  • 13:32
    Welcome to The Irish Times' Live Sunday GAA Blog - it's Munster hurling final day!!
    The meeting of Tipperary and Waterford in Thurles is one of four games today, two football qualifiers and the Leinster SFC final filling the schedule.

    Be sure to get in touch via either the comments section or on twitter (@DonoghueEamon).
  • 13:34

    Fixtures today are as follows:  

    Sunday, July 12th

    GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2B

    Armagh v Galway, Athletic Grounds, 3pm

    GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A

    Fermanagh v Roscommon, Brewster Park, 3.30pm

    GAA Leinster Senior football Championship final

    Dublin v Westmeath, Croke Park, 2.00pm

    GAA Munster Senior hurling Championship final

    Waterford v Tipperary, Thurles, 4.00pm

  • 13:38

    Team news(named teams):

    FERMANAGH: T. Treacy; M. Jones, T. Daly, N. Cassidy; D. McCusker, J. McMahon, M. O'Brien; E. Donnelly, R. O'Callaghan; B. Mulrone, R. Jones, D. Kelly; P. McCusker, S. Quigley, T. Corrigan.

    ROSCOMMON: TBC

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    ARMAGH:  Matthew McNeice; Andy Mallon, Charlie Vernon, James Morgan; Michael Murray, Brendan Donaghy, Sean Connell; Aaron Findon, Ethan Rafferty; Stefan Campbell, Aidan Forker, Caolan Rafferty; Miceal McKenna, Andrew Murnin, Jamie Clarke.

    GALWAY:  Brian O’Donoghue; Johnny Duane, Finian Hanley, Cathal Sweeney; Liam Silke, Gary O’Donnell, Gareth Bradshaw; Fiontan O’Curraoin, Tomas Flynn; Gary Sice, Paul Conroy, Sean Denvir; Peadar Og O’Griofa, Damien Comer, Michael Lundy.

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    DUBLIN:  Stephen Cluxton; Jonny Cooper, Rory O'Carroll, Philly McMahon; James McCarthy, Cian O'Sullivan, Jack McCaffrey; Brian Fenton, MD MacAuley; Paul Flynn, Ciaran Kilkenny, Diarmuid Connolly; Dean Rock, Kevin McManamon, Bernard Brogan.

    WESTMEATH:  Darren Quinn; Killian Daly, Kevin Maguire, John Gilligan; Paddy Holloway, Kieran Martin, James Dolan; Denis Corroon, Darragh Daly; Ger Egan, Paul Sharry, Ray Connellan; John Connellan, John Heslin, Shane Dempsey.

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    TIPPERARY:  Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Ronan Maher; Michael Breen, Padraic Maher, Kieran Bergin; James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Jason Forde, Brendan Maher, Patrick Maher; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, Niall O’Meara.

    WATERFORD:  TBC

  • 13:42
    Dublin v Westmeath in Croke Park is up first. Can Westmeath provide the upset of all upsets? We'll be happy with a competitive final. That'll probably take Westmeath parking the bus, and it's not often we say this but let's hope they do!
    Dublin v Westmeath in Croke Park is up first. Can Westmeath provide the upset of all upsets? We'll be happy with a competitive final. That'll probably take Westmeath parking the bus, and it's not often we say this but let's hope they do!
  • 13:45

    Westmeath have had a great championship run,” said Gavin. “Seven goals and 52 points, we’d be quite chuffed if a Dublin team scored that in three games. Whatever they’re doing in there is working for them.

    Read what the managers had to say ahead of this Leinster final here

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    Westmeath are thought to be experimenting with a blanket defence of sorts today. Not the best day to be trying that for the first time though.
    Their two late changes reflect that..
  • 13:50
    Frank Boyle and David Lynch come in for John Connellan and Daragh Daly
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    John Connellan had been excellent when introduced against Meath but his withdrawal would suggest that Westmeath will look to filter some of their forwards back, in the hope that they can stay in this and introduce Connellan to the same effect
  • 13:57
    John Heslin will play a key role today, Dublin's full back line certainly struggles under the high ball so will Westmeath isolate him inside? He floated out around the half forward line against Meath but in a game where you would expect Westmeath attacks to be few and far between Westmeath need Heslin to be at the end of the majority of them
  • 14:01
    We're almost underway  
  • 14:02
    Francis Boyle is playing at full back for Westmeath - the dual player has proven in the past to be a very tenacious defender  
  • 14:03
    Westmeath playing with only Heslin inside
  • 14:03
    Free in - chance for Westmeath to go ahead! Ncie start
  • 14:04
    Dublin 0-0 Westmeath 0-1: John Heslin converts, as he will do 99.9 per cent of the time  
  • 14:04
    Hawk-eye required as Diarmuid Connolly insists that was a point
  • 14:05
    But it wasn't. Westmeath still lead after three minutes
  • 14:05
    Another Wesmeath turnover  
  • 14:06
    Heslin comes out the field - it seems Westmeath will rotate that inside man  
  • 14:07
    Referee hands Westmeath a bit of a soft free - but a great chance to double their lead. They've turned over three of Dublin's first four attacks
  • 14:08
    Wide from Kieran Martin  
  • 14:09
    Dublin 0-1 Westmeath 0-1: Patient build up eventually finds Philly McMahon, Dublin's corner back, who kicks a beauty  
  • 14:11
    Nine minutes gone as Westmeath force Dublin into another turnover. Third man tackle gives Westmeath a free
  • 14:12
    Ray Connellan shot drops well short, again Westmeath need Heslin to be inside for when they do get these chances
  • 14:14
    Dublin are really struggling to break down this Westmeath blanket. Aimless kicking. Although Westmeath continue to spurn their own half chances.  
  • 14:16
    Dublin 0-2 Westmeath 0-1: James McCarthy with another beauty from distance. Both scores so far from their defenders.  
  • 14:17
    Dublin 0-3 Westmeath 0-1: Dublin win the Westmeath kickout and McAuley fists over. Wesmteath cannot afford to lose their own kickout
  • 14:17
    Westmeath drop a third shot short
  • 14:19
    That was a fourth dropped shot - I suppose better off shooting than being turned over. At least they get a chance to set themselves back up when Cluxton starts Dublin off again  
  • 14:20
    Dublin 0-4 Westmeath 0-1: Advantage rule held Dublin back from a possible goal chance there. Dean Rock converts the eventual free (19')
  • 14:22
    Dublin 0-5 Westmeath 0-1: Dublin are now isolating Bernard Brogan inside and he is fouled. Dean Rock converts
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    Heslin is in no-man's land here. Neither midfield to win kickouts or inside where Westmeath are not taking their chances  
  • 14:24
    He won that one on three men but kicked it short, Westmeath's sixth time to do so. Tired legs?  
  • 14:27
    Shane Dempsey fouled by Johnny Cooper, he does well there. Great chance for Heslin from the free
  • 14:28
    Dublin 0-5 Westmeath 0-2: Difficult angle but Heslin takes his time and converts (27')
  • 14:28
    As Dean Rock down the other end hits Dublin's fourth wide
  • 14:30
    Dublin 0-6 Westmeath 0-2: Diarmuid Connolly finds space for the first time. The first Dublin score from their forward line (from play)
  • 14:31
    Dublin 0-7 Westmeath 0-2: Goal chance by Ciaran Kilkenny - he blazes just over for a point. Serious power to drive through two players
  • 14:33
    Ger Egan with a wide for Westmeath - he'd done everything right before the shot  
  • 14:35
    Dublin 0-7 Westmeath 0-3: Beautiful pass from Heslin to Kieran Martin who puts the head down and kicks over. Not quite getting past Cian O'Sullivan like he did against Meath but he makes enough space to get his kick away (33')
  • 14:36
    Ciaran Kilkenny hits yet another Dublin wide - playing with a slight breeze behind them here. Seven wides so far  
  • 14:37
    Dublin 0-8 Westmeah 0-3: The Westmeath counter finds its way to the right man - Heslin taps over. Kilkenny responds. One minute of additonal time to be played  
  • 14:38
    Westmeath with the last attack of the half  
  • 14:38
    Referee blows it up though as Westmeath tinker with possession  
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  • 14:43
    Fairplay to Westmeath, they are sticking to their game plan and the likes of young Paddy Holloway, Kieran Martin, Ger Egan, Paul Sharry and Heslin all displaying their best  
    Fairplay to Westmeath, they are sticking to their game plan and the likes of young Paddy Holloway, Kieran Martin, Ger Egan, Paul Sharry and Heslin all displaying their best  
  • 14:47

    Westmeath do have some quality players and they are a well-conditioned team. But their defenders are not near able for the Dublin forwards on the rare occassions that Dublin are isolating their inside line.  


    Dublin have been flat though but you would imagine that even if they don't eventually open up Westmeath for a raft of goals, they will comfortably out-point their hungry opponents

  • 14:50
    How good would it be for Westmeath to bring this to the wire though? What a spirited bunch. <br />No doubt they are showing up a number of flaws in the Dublin team. Mainly being their inability to break down the blanket defence, it took two defenders to muster their first two scores and Kilkenny in the half forward line has been their main threat.
    How good would it be for Westmeath to bring this to the wire though? What a spirited bunch.
    No doubt they are showing up a number of flaws in the Dublin team. Mainly being their inability to break down the blanket defence, it took two defenders to muster their first two scores and Kilkenny in the half forward line has been their main threat.
  • 14:54
  • 14:56
    Michael Fitzsimons looks to be coming on for Dublin - Johnny Coooper off
  • 14:56
    Paul Greville and Westmeath's returning captain Kieran Gavin coming on too  
  • 14:57
    Fresh legs for Westmeath and two good players to introduce. As Dean Rock and James McCarthy hit two early wides for the Dubs
  • 14:58
    Dublin pushing up and turning over Westmeath in this half
  • 15:00
    Dublin 0-9 Westmeath 0-4: Rock's free drops short - before Connolly opens the second half scoring. Dublin constantly turning over Westmeath. Serious tempo to their tackling (39')
  • 15:00
    DUBLIN GOAL  
  • 15:01
    AND ANOTHER  
  • 15:02
    Dublin 2-9 Westmeath 0-4: Westmeath are being turned over time and time again, unable to take in the tackle. Brogan palmed in the first and Jack McCaffrey added another seconds later  
  • 15:03
    Dublin 2-10 Westmeath 0-5: Kieran Martin and Connolly exchange scores. Connolly is constantly finding himself in space. The one man you cannot leave free
  • 15:05
    Westmeath's zonal defence is leaving Connolly in far too much space  
    Westmeath's zonal defence is leaving Connolly in far too much space  
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    Dublin 2-10 Westmeath 0-6: Francis Boyle ends a lovely short passing move which cuts open Dublin who seem to have reverted to their high pressing man for man approach  
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  • 15:11
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  • 15:13
    Diarmuid Connolly takes a 45' with his weaker foot - very disrespectful there as he hits it wide. Callum McCormack is on for Westmeath  
  • 15:14
    McCormack wins a long range free with his first involvement as Dennis Glennon also enters the fray (53')
  • 15:14
    Could be Glennon's last ever Leinster championship game  
  • 15:14
  • 15:15
    Score remains Dublin 2-10 Westmeath 0-6 (55')
  • 15:16
    Alan Brogan, who has caused havoc off the bench so far this year, comes on for Dean Rock  
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    Roscommon team named there at last as Ryan McCluskey for Damien Kelly is the only change for Fermanagh
  • 15:19
    Dublin 2-11 Westmeath 0-6: Excellent score for Alan Brogan. Dublin though are struggling to break down Westmeath here though (58')
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    FERMANAGH:  T. Treacy; M. Jones, T. Daly, N. Cassidy; D. McCusker, J. McMahon, M. O'Brien; E. Donnelly, R. O'Callaghan; B. Mulrone, R. Jones, R. McCluskey; P. McCusker, S. Quigley, T. Corrigan.

    ROSCOMMON:  O'Malley; McDermott, Collins, Murray;N Daly, Keenan, Cafferky;I Kilbride, Higgins;R Daly, Cregg, E Smith;Harney, Shine, C Murtagh

  • 15:22
    Dublin are turned over here again, they are playing around the periphery of the Westmeath blanket defence but making no inroads. Moving forward they will need to improve in that regard  
  • 15:23
    Dublin 2-12 Westmeath 0-6: John Heslin replaced for Westmeath, looks to be carrying an injury. Looks like game set and match (63')
  • 15:24
    Armagh 0-5 Galway 0-6: Andrew Murnin puts a point in it after a poor Galway kickout
  • 15:28
    Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6: Cluxton deals with that dropping ball in his ease, two men coming in on him and he fists clear, twice - what a player he is. So safe and assured. Bernard Brogan then adds another. Of the Dublin full-forward line he's the only one who has stood out today
  • 15:28
  • 15:29
    68 minutes gone in Croke Park  
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  • 15:30
    Hawk-eye needed for that Bernard Brogan free
  • 15:30
    Hawk-eye shows point - although Hawk-eye says no point. Hmm
  • 15:31
    Armagh 0-6 Galway 0-7: Damian Comer adds another for Galway who are on top approaching the interval  
  • 15:31
  • 15:32
    Bernard Brogan's goal was decisive for Dublin
    Bernard Brogan's goal was decisive for Dublin
  • 15:33
    Game over. Dublin are once more Leinster champions. Five in a row for the second time in 11 years  
  • 15:34
    FT Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6
  • 15:37
    Another sorry day for Leinster football, Dublin have not met a division one team to win the provincial title. Westmeath did their best but they don't have the resources, or ultimately the players to beat Dublin
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    Roscommon 0-2 Fermanagh 0-0: Ultan Harney gets Roscommon underway, carrying on his form from the last day
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    Roscommon 0-2 Fermanagh 0-1: Three wides for Fermanagh after eight minutes before Niall Cassidy opens their account  
  • 15:50

    Team news ahead of the main event - the Munster final

    WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane Fives:  Barry Coughlan;  Noel Connors; Tadhg de Búrca;  Austin Gleeson;  Philip Mahony; Jamie Barron;  Tom Devine; Kevin Moran;  Stephen Bennett;  Jake Dillon; Maurice Shanahan;  Michael Walsh;  Colin Dunford

    TIPPERARY:  Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Ronan Maher; Michael Breen, Padraic Maher, Kieran Bergin; James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Jason Forde, Brendan Maher, Patrick Maher; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, Niall O’Meara.

  • 15:52
    Tipperary manager Eamonn O'Shea isn't one to shy away in pre-match interviews. Asked about tactics, dealing with Waterford's defensive system;  "Work-rate - no game plan. Work-rate"
  • 15:52
    Fermanagh 0-1 Roscommon 0-3: Cathal Cregg adds his second point to keep the Rossies ahead (14')
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    Fermanagh 0-1 Roscommon 0-4: On 16 minutes a Donie Shine free puts three in it  
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  • 16:00

    "Tipperary’s defence will be stronger and Waterford are missing Pauric Mahony whose precision landed 12 points from frees.

    Maurice Shanahan did well against Cork, but Mahony was probably the form free-taker in the game until his injury.

    Tipperary should win, but it will be interesting if Waterford stay in touch because the favourites haven’t won a one- score championship match for three years."

    Read GAA correspondent Sean Moran's preview here. He's Tipping Tipp!

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    Fermanagh 0-2 Roscommon 0-5: Another Roscommon free from Shine (23')
  • 16:01
    Munster final is almost underway - teams are taking their positions for the anthem  
  • 16:02
    Tipperary have won the toss and will play away from the Town End. Minute silence for the late Jimmy Doyle now  
  • 16:04
    Read about some of the late Jimmy Doyle's finest moments <a href='http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/reeling-back-the-headlines-some-of-jimmy-doyle-s-finest-moments-1.2259918' target='_blank'>here</a>
    Read about some of the late Jimmy Doyle's finest moments here
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    Fermanagh 0-2 Roscommon 0-8: 28 minutes gone and Roscommon are well on top in Brewster Park  
  • 16:06
    Munster hurling final 2015 is underway!
  • 16:07
    Latest: Fermanagh 0-3 Roscommon 0-8; Armagh 0-8 Galway 1-11
  • 16:07
    First wide of the game from Kevin Moran for Waterford, second one quickly follows from the Deise  
  • 16:08
    Tipperary 0-1 Waterford 0-0: Niall O'Meara catches the quick puck out and it's the first score  
  • 16:11
    Tipperary 0-2 Waterford 0-0: Seamus Callanan converts that free, easy one for him (5')
  • 16:13
    Tipperary 0-2 Waterford 0-1: Colin Dunford with Waterford's first point. Tipp are on top early on though  
  • 16:13
    Tipperary 0-3 Waterford 0-1; Great movement from the Tipp forwards, lots of rotating. O'Meara adds his second  
  • 16:15
    Tipperary 0-3 Waterford 0-2: Inspirational run from Kevin Moran wins a free, Shanahan scores it (9')
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    Tipperary 0-4 Waterford 0-2: Callanan slots another simple free on the 10 minute mark  
  • 16:19
    Tipperary 0-6 Waterford 0-2: Padraic Maher witha fantastic catch and Bonnar Maher finishes the moves. Bubbles O'Dwyer then adds another  
  • 16:21
    Referee gives a very soft free to Kevin Moran, after letting about four fouls go in the build up.
  • 16:22
    Shanahan misses the free on the sideline though - was a very tricky angle  
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    Tipperary 0-6 Waterford 0-3: Captain fantastic Kevin Moran with a beauty from the left sideline. He's been everywhere (17')
  • 16:25
    Tipperary 0-7 Waterford 0-3:  Seamus Callanan then puts a 65' right over the black spot, before Jason Forde hits Tip's first wide. They're opting for the long diagonal ball rather than shooting from distance  
  • 16:26
    Great goal chance for Waterford, they try to kick it in but great last-ditch defending by Padraic Maher  
  • 16:27
    Tipperary 0-7 Waterford 0-4: Austin Glesson then with a huge, his first contribution. That should bring him into things in his first senior Munster final  
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    Tipperary 0-7 Waterford 0-5: What a score; catch by the impressive  Tadhg de Búrca, he finds Shanahan who scores from 50m
  • 16:30
    Tipperary 0-7 Waterford 0-6: Shanahan then adds a free and Waterford are growing into this. Their full back line is getting on top (24')
  • 16:31
    Tipperary 0-7 Waterford 0-7: Another Tipp mistake, handing away possession. Shanahan gets three in a row. He's on fire
  • 16:32
    Interesting battle between Seamus Callahan and Barry Coughlan
    Interesting battle between Seamus Callahan and Barry Coughlan
  • 16:32
    Harry McGee Injury time three minutes... Gary sice gets black card. Free for Armagh but still three points between them.
  • 16:34
    Thankyou Harry! Galway two  black cards for Galway in the 72nd minute
  • 16:34
    Cathal Sweeney walks too  
  • 16:34
    Remains  Armagh 0-12 Galway 1-12 with time all but up
  • 16:35
    And that's that - Armagh's summer is over. Galway march on, growing in confidence. Latest in Brewster Park: Fermanagh 0-5 Roscommon 0-9
  • 16:36
    Harry McGee Full time. Galway win by three points. 1-12 to 0-12.
  • 16:37
    Tipperary 0-8 Waterford 0-8: Shane Fives up from defence with a monster of a score. No Tipp score from play in over 15 minutes  
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    Tipperary 0-8 Waterford 0-9: Another amazing score by Kevin Moran, over on the left wing again. Showing great pace, power and what a finish on the run  
  • 16:40
    Waterford are winning all the 50:50s here, 32 minutes gone
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    Fermanagh 0-7 Roscommon 0-10: Tomas Corrigan puts just three in it after 42 minutes  
  • 16:41
    Tipperary 0-9 Waterford 0-9: All level again as Tipp finally score again from play. One minute of additional time to be played
  • 16:43
    Fermanagh 0-7 Roscommon 0-11: Ciaran Murtagh adds another Roscommon score as their captain Niall Carty is introduced. Returning from injury  
  • 16:45
    HT Tipperary 0-10 Waterford 0-9: Seamus Callanan free puts his team one up going in at the break. He's yet to score from play though. Waterford will wonder how they're trailing after winning most of the key battles
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    Kevin Moran epitomises the Waterford spirit. He's scored two thrilling points and was the main man, taking the game to Tipperary when the home side were on top early on  
    Kevin Moran epitomises the Waterford spirit. He's scored two thrilling points and was the main man, taking the game to Tipperary when the home side were on top early on  
  • 16:50
    Stephen Bennett attempts to kick the sliotar into the net - that was the best chance of the half but you'd have to feel there'll be goals in this. And they'll be decisive
    Stephen Bennett attempts to kick the sliotar into the net - that was the best chance of the half but you'd have to feel there'll be goals in this. And they'll be decisive
  • 16:52
    Fiontan O'Curraoin's Galway has ended Armagh's summer. Nobody will fancy playing Galway from here on  
    Fiontan O'Curraoin's Galway has ended Armagh's summer. Nobody will fancy playing Galway from here on  
  • 16:53
    Fermanagh 0-8 Roscommon 0-14: Ultan Harney pops up again for a point but Fermanagh have a penalty  
  • 16:55
    Fermanagh 1-8 Roscommon 0-14: Sean Quigley scores and now there's just three between them. Roscommon can't shake Fermanagh off
  • 16:55
    13 minutes to go in Brewster park  
  • 16:58
    Second half underway in Thurles - Lar Corbett is on for Tipp
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  • 17:00
    Tipperary 0-10 Waterford 0-9:  Still no score after 37 minutes, a few slack wides though from both teams
  • 17:01
    Niall Cassidy black carded for Fermanagh, Damien Kelly is on
  • 17:02

    Latest

    Tipperary 0-11 Waterford 0-9

    Fermanagh 1-9 Roscommon 0-16  

  • 17:04
    Shanahan hits an eighth wide
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    No that's a 65' - should be Waterford's equaliser coming up 
  • 17:06
    Tipperary 0-11 Waterford 0-11:  Shanahan does the business. 43 minutes gone and it's been stop-start so far in this second half  
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    Fermanagh 1-12 Roscommon 0-16: Just one point in it with a minute of normal time left. Roscommon making a lot of changes  
  • 17:08
    Three minutes added on in Brewster Park  
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    Tipperary 0-13 Waterford 0-11:  Niall O'Meara scores again, he's been dangerous. Callanan then adds a free
  • 17:11
    Colin Dunford through on goal  
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    Good save by Gleeson
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  • 17:13
    Tipperary 0-13 Waterford 0-12:  Shanahan coverts another 65'. Waterford into double figures with their wide tally though. And they've missed the only two goal chances of the game
  • 17:13
    Tipp doing just about enough
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    FT Fermanagh 1-14 Roscommon 0-16: Roscommon empty their bench as Fermanagh complete an unlikely comeback  
  • 17:17
    Tipperary 0-14 Waterford 0-12: 'Bubbles' moves out to the half forward line, finds some space, and puts just two in it  
  • 17:17
    54 minutes gone in Thurles  
  • 17:19
    Tipperary 0-15 Waterford 0-12: Callanan adds his fifth point from a free. He's been very quiet all day though. Like 'Bubbles' it seems he's out around the half forward line now too  
  • 17:20
    Tipperary 0-15 Waterford 0-13: Shanahan with a beauty from distance, he's keeping Waterford in it. Fizz has gone out of this but with 13 minutes left you'd feel both teams are readying themselves for a tight finish  
  • 17:21
    Tipperary 0-16 Waterford 0-13: Straight from the puck-out 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer puts it over. He's enjoyig the extra space in the half-forward line (59')  
  • 17:23
    Tipperary 0-17 Waterford 0-13: Lar Corbett turns off his weaker side, hardly looks and it's straight over. That's really risen the crowd here  
  • 17:25
    <strong>Tipperary 0-17 Waterford 0-14:</strong> Maurice Shanahan from a free, he's the go-to man for Waterofrd. Three down with seven minutes left
    Tipperary 0-17 Waterford 0-14: Maurice Shanahan from a free, he's the go-to man for Waterofrd. Three down with seven minutes left
  • 17:26
    Goal chance by Callanan, classy pick up but O'Keeffe saves it. 65' the end result  
  • 17:27
    Tipperary 0-18 Waterford 0-14:  Callanan coverts that 65'. Six minutes left
  • 17:28
    By the way Novak Djokovic is the 2015 Wimbledon champion. 3 sets to one win over Roger Federer. But who will be the Munster hurling 2015 champions?
  • 17:29
    Tipperary 0-18 Waterford 0-15: A one score game again four minutes in it  
  • 17:32
    Tipperary 0-20 Waterford 0-15:  Two quick points for tipp, Bubbles with one of them. Before Callanan misses a quite straight-forward free (69')
  • 17:33
    Tipperary 0-20 Waterford 0-16: Two minutes of injury time to be played as Gleeson reduces the lead to four - he went for goal there
  • 17:34
    Wide by James Woodlock - Waterford puck-out - a minute left
  • 17:35
    Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16: Shane Bourke puts five in it - time is nearly up
  • 17:35
    That's it - game over  
  • 17:36
    FT Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16: Eamon O'Shea gets his hands on some silverware at last. And well deserved too. Tipp are Munster champions
  • 17:39
    Tipperary's John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer: "We came in here to our home pitch, no way we weren't going to win. No matter who you put us up against."
  • 17:42
    Disappointment for Waterford - first loss of the year coming in the Munster final. Still a long summer ahead for them though.<br />For Tipp they'll hope the silverware will help give them that extra inch in the hunt for Liam!  
    Disappointment for Waterford - first loss of the year coming in the Munster final. Still a long summer ahead for them though.
    For Tipp they'll hope the silverware will help give them that extra inch in the hunt for Liam!  
  • 17:47

    So that's that until next weekend - when we have the Munster football final replay on Saturday, and the Ulster and Connacht SFC finals on Sunday.

    For today we didn't have the fireworks we'd hoped for but Tipp and Dublin get the silverware. Meanwhile in the football qualifiers Galway edged Armagh and Fermanagh had the result of the weekend in their comeback win against Roscommon.  

    Thanks for joining us and we'll see you next weekend!

  • 17:47

    Munster SHC final
    Tipperary 0-21  Waterford 0-16    

    Leinster Football final  
    Dublin 2-13  Westmeath 0-6

    All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2B
    Armagh 0-12  Galway 1-12  

    All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 3A
    Fermanagh 1-14  Roscommon 0-16  

    Ulster SHC final
    Antrim 1-15  Down 1-14