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  • 12:45
    It’s the second Sunday in September which can only mean one thing – it’s the All-Ireland senior hurling championship final. Be prepared to hear the word ‘revenge’ repeated ad nauseum today as Kilkenny seek to make amends for July’s Leinster final defeat to Galway this afternoon at Croke Park.

    Electric Ireland GAA All-Ireland minor hurling championship final


    Dublin v Tipperary (1.15pm) – Croke Park

    GAA All-Ireland senior hurling championship final

    Kilkenny v Galway (3.30pm) – Croke Park
  • 13:13
    Yes, it’s All-Ireland final day. It’s no surprise to see Kilkenny involved given that this is their seventh All-Ireland final in a row. Their opponents, Galway, will play in the final for the first time since 2005 but it’s worth remembering that the Tribesmen haven’t actually captured the Liam McCarthy Cup since 1988.

    Kilkenny are understandably favourites but they were favourites earlier in the summer for the Leinster final too and we all know what happened that day…or if ‘we’ don’t all know what happened then, Galway won by 10 points on a score-line of 2-21 to 2-11.

    Can they possibly repeat that feat or have they merely made the Kilkenny team angry? They wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.

    Before the senior game we’ll be covering the minor final which sees Dublin face Tipperary. Check out a preview of the minor game here

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0908/1224323739597.html
  • 13:15
    We’re off in the All-Ireland minor hurling final!
  • 13:16
    A Paul Winters free gives Dublin an early lead.
  • 13:19
    DUBLIN : C MacGabhann; S Barrett, C O’Callaghan, E Lowndes; E O’Donnell, R Murphy, S McClelland: C Costello, C Cronin; C McHugh, D Gormley, C Conway; P Winters, C Boland, O O’Rorke

    TIPPERARY:
    P Maher; R Maher, M Breen, J Peters; T Fox, T Hamill, B Heffernan; B Maher, J McGrath; S Maher, J Shelly, T Gallagher; S Cahill, S O’Brien, M McCarthy.
  • 13:20
    5 mins – Dublin 0-4 Tipperary 0-0. Promising start for the Dubs!
  • 13:21
    Dublin are playing with the wind in the first half and so far they’re making that advantage count.
  • 13:22
  • 13:22
    Tipperary are heavy favourites but they trail by four points after seven minutes.
  • 13:22
    Tipp are off the mark. John McGrath points a free. Dublin lead 0-4 to 0-1
  • 13:23
  • 13:24
    Penalty for Tipp after a disastrous puck out from the Dublin goalkeeper!
  • 13:24
    We’re level. John McGrath smashes the penalty into the Dublin net. Tipperary 1-1 Dublin 0-4
  • 13:24
  • 13:26
    Dublin goalkeeper Cian MacGabhann will have nightmares after gifting Tipperary that penalty.
  • 13:27
    11 mins – Tipperary 1-2 Dublin 0-4. Another John McGrath point.
  • 13:27
    Conor McHugh levels for Dublin. McHugh has started very well. That’s his second point of the game.
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  • 13:28
  • 13:28
    Dublin raise the white flag again. Cian Boland points from play. They’ve done well to recover from the set-back of conceding a goal.Dublin 0-6 Tipperary 1-2
  • 13:30
    14 mins – Tipperary 1-3 Dublin 0-6. John McGrath scores again from a free. He is the only Tipperary player to have scored today so far.
  • 13:31
    All but one of Dublin’s scores have been from open play. All of Tipperary’s scores have come from the dead ball.
  • 13:32
    GOAL! Dublin’s Cormac Costello gathers a loose ball and shoots early past Paul Maher in the Tipperary goal. Dublin 1-6 Tipperary 1-3
  • 13:32
  • 13:32
    Dublin deserve their lead.
  • 13:34
    Paul Winters drags a scoreable free wide.
  • 13:35
    Dublin’s defence has been superb. I don’t want to use Pat Spillane’s favourite word – intensity – but…
  • 13:36
    Tipp’s Mark McCarthy is the first player to see yellow. Nothing malicious but his challenge merited a booking.
  • 13:36
    Dublin will add to their lead after Donal Gormley was fouled close to goal.
  • 13:37
    22 mins – Dublin 1-7 Tipperary 1-3
    Paul Winters with the latest score – a converted free.
  • 13:37
  • 13:40
    Dublin concede a free. It looked innocuous. Tom Fox ran into a swarm of Dublin defenders and was given the free.
  • 13:40
    25 mins – Tipperary 1-4 Dublin 1-7

    That could also read John McGrath 1-4 Dublin 1-7
  • 13:41
    Cormac Costello with the best point of the day.

    Dublin lead by four.
  • 13:42
    Tipperary have been pretty poor and yet only trail by four points. Only John McGrath has scored for Tipp and their full forwards have been marshalled easily by the Dublin full back line.
  • 13:43
  • 13:43
    28 mins – Tipperary 1-5 Dublin 1-8

    John McGrath with the score yet again.
  • 13:45
    John McGrath hits Tipp’s fourth wide. The Dublin defence have been particularly impressive today. They’re making Tipperary look sluggish.
  • 13:46
  • 13:46
    Half-time: Dublin 1-8 Tipperary 1-5
  • 13:48
  • 13:49
    Dublin should be further ahead but have contained the Tipperary forwards with relative ease. Cian MacGabhann will be kicking himself for gifting Tipperary with that penalty on 10 minutes.

    In all of their previous championship meetings at this level, the team that has been leading at half-time have gone on to win the game. That can only be a good omen for Dublin.
  • 13:49
  • 13:52
    Three points isn’t much of a lead for a team that has been so dominant though. Is that worrying sign for the Dubs?
  • 13:57
    The second half has begun!
  • 13:58
    Oisín O’Rourke cut in from the sideline for Dublin but was denied by the post. Unlucky.
  • 13:59
    Sean Ryan was a half-time substitute for Tipperary.
  • 13:59
    John McGrath converts a 65 to reduce the deficit to two points.
  • 13:59
    32 mins – Tipperary 1-6 Dublin 1-8
  • 14:00
  • 14:01
    Sean Maher scores Tipperary’s first point from play. Dublin now lead by a solitary point.
  • 14:01
  • 14:01
    GOAL! Mark McCarthy scores to put Tipperary in front. Tipperary 2-7 Dublin 1-8
  • 14:01
  • 14:02
    Tipperary have been much more direct and their forwards much livelier in the first four minutes of the second half.
  • 14:02
  • 14:03
    35 mins - Cian Boland scores for the Dubs. They trail by one. Tipperary 2-7 Dublin 1-9
  • 14:05
    Dublin’s forwards have noticeably less space to work with in the second half. The Tipperary defence has regrouped.
  • 14:06
    Sean McClelland has pointed from distance to draw the sides level. This could go either way.
  • 14:06
  • 14:08
  • 14:08
    Cian MacGabhann should have got rid of the ball when he had the chance and didn’t. Tipperary win a free as a result.
  • 14:09
    41 mins – John McGrath points an easy free. Tipp lead by one. Tipperary 2-8 Dublin 1-10
  • 14:09
  • 14:11
    Dublin are simply conceding too many frees.
  • 14:11
    44 mins - John McGrath scores yet another free. Tipperary 2-9 Dublin 1-10
  • 14:11
  • 14:13
    Paul Winters converts a free for the Dubs. They trail by one point.
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  • 14:15
    47 mins – Paul Winters levels it up with a free for Dublin. Dublin 1-12 Tipperary 2-9
  • 14:15
  • 14:17
    Tadhg Gallagher shot for goal but it was too close to Cian MacGabhann who turned it away for a 65.
  • 14:18
    John McGrath converted the resulting 65. Tipperary led by a score but Donal Gormley has just equalised for the Dubs. There are 10 minutes left to play.
  • 14:18
  • 14:19
    Dublin sub: Chris Bennett has replaced Caolan Conway

    Tipperary sub:
    Kevin Slattery is on in place of Tadhg Gallagher
  • 14:19
  • 14:20
    John McGrath’s personal tally is now 1-10.

    Cormac Costello has levelled with a huge score. Costello has been man of the match so far.
  • 14:21
    I hate to be that guy – but the referee Colm Lyons has been poor enough. Hasn’t given Dublin anything.
  • 14:21
  • 14:22
    John McGrath scores the latest Tipp free. What it was for remains a mystery. Tipperary 2-12 Dublin 1-14
  • 14:22
  • 14:23
    Tipperary lead with five minutes left to play.
  • 14:25
  • 14:25
    57 mins – Sean Maher points from play. Tipperary lead by two with three minutes to go. It’s looking like they might just have done enough.
  • 14:26
    58 mins – Paul Winters reduces the arrears to just one point. Dublin 1-15 Tipperary 2-13
  • 14:26
  • 14:26
    There will be at least two minutes of additional time.
  • 14:27
    As a neutral, I think I can say that Dublin deserve to get something out of this game.
  • 14:28
    We’re into injury time.

    Conor Lanagan replaces goalscorer Mark McCarthy for Tipperary.
  • 14:28
    Dublin have the chance to level from a free.
  • 14:28
    Once again it looked like a harsh decision.
  • 14:28
  • 14:29
    61 mins - Paul Winters levels for Dublin. Dublin 1-16 Tipperary 2-13
  • 14:30
    Full-time: Dublin 1-16 Tipperary 2-13
  • 14:30
  • 14:31
    Dublin deserved their second bite at the cherry but they will rue the mistakes they made. They could easily have won it had they kept their heads.
  • 14:32
    Cormac Costello was deservedly named ‘Man of the match.’
  • 14:33
    Tipperary will be favourites for the replay. They never really got going and relied a lot on the free-taking ability of John McGrath. If they put in a better performance next day they should have enough to win.
  • 14:36
    The main men – Cormac Costello and John McGrath (INPHO/Cathal Noonan)
    The main men – Cormac Costello and John McGrath (INPHO/Cathal Noonan)
  • 14:39
  • 14:43
    No date for the replay yet but it will surely be next weekend?
  • 14:44
    Now it’s time for the main event. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuummmmblllllle!!!
  • 14:45
    Getting reports that the replay for the minor final has provisionally been scheduled for September 30th
  • 14:49
  • 14:53
    If you have been insolent enough not to read about the All-Ireland senior final until now, then I’ll give you a chance to get some last minute info before throw-in

    Seán Moran explains how Kilkenny have plugged the gaps Galway exploited in the Leinster final
    http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/gaa/2012/0909/1224323769763.html


    Nicky English thinks that despite defeat in Leinster, Kilkenny will retain the Liam McCarthy Cup
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0908/1224323739726.html
  • 14:55
  • 14:57
    Dublin minor hurling manager Shay Boland after his side’s draw with Tipperary in the All-Ireland minor hurling final this afternoon:

    “To be honest, we’re really gutted. We felt we had enough to win that game but it didn’t happen so we’re gutted. We’re delighted with the performance. We dug in. There’s great characters in these guys. We’ve just got to get on with it now.”

    Boland added: “This team work hard every day they go out and they’re trained that way, they’re conditioned to work hard. You don’t win anything in life easily. I can’t talk about Tipperary but we didn’t fear Tipperary at all.”
  • 15:03
    Tipperary minor manager William Maher is happy to have another opportunity to win the All-Ireland final:

    “We’re delighted to get another opportunity to win an All-Ireland.”

    "Dublin were three to one outsiders coming in and we couldn’t understand it because they were the best team we have played by a mile this year. We’re delighted to get another opportunity."

    "We played very poorly in the first half and played a little better in the second half.  We’ve loads of work to do but we’re looking forward to it. We’ve a huge amount of work to do and Dublin are a serious outfit."
  • 15:03
  • 15:06
    I’m sure Kilkenny will have taken their lead from former American President, George W Bush – “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...”
     
    Eh…
  • 15:06
  • 15:07
    It’s quite the feat to beat Kilkenny (and beat them well) but can it really be done twice in one season?
  • 15:14
  • 15:20
    Michael D Higgins is meeting the teams. He could only ever have been a tiny corner forward.
  • 15:21
    Kilkenny will play with the wind into the Hill in the first half.
  • 15:21
    We’re less than 10 minutes away from the throw-in
  • 15:22
    Read what Keith Duggan had to write about Galway here - http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0908/1224323739607.html
  • 15:27
    KILKENNY : D Herity; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, K Joyce;.M Fennelly, R Hogan; H Shefflin, TJ Reid, E Larkin; C Fennelly, R Power,  A Fogarty.

    GALWAY:.J Skehill; D Collins, K  Hynes, F Moore; N Donoghue, T Óg Regan,. J Coen; I Tannian,.A Smith; D Burke, N Burke, J Regan; C Donnellan, J Canning, D Hayes.
  • 15:28
    For the record, I’m tipping Kilkenny. That should worry Kilkenny fans.
  • 15:29
    We’re seconds away from the start.
  • 15:30
    We’re off!
  • 15:30
  • 15:32
    Richie Hogan fires wide.
  • 15:33
    Galway look like they won’t be shying away from the physical challenge. Nothing dirty though.
  • 15:34
    4 mins – Henry Shefflin puts Kilkenny in front.
  • 15:34
  • 15:35
    Kilkenny won’t be giving Joe Canning any time or space if the opening five minutes are anything to go by.
  • 15:37
    King Henry misses a 65? He’s human after all.
  • 15:38
    Andy Smith levels for Galway.
  • 15:39
  • 15:39
    GOAL! Joe Canning with a fantastic goal! Galway 1-1 Kilkenny 0-1
  • 15:40
    Joe Canning ran away from his marker and buried it in the bottom corner of the Kilkenny net.
  • 15:40
  • 15:40
    Joe Canning moved out to midfield but he’s still scoring. Great long distance point from play. Galway 1-2 Kilkenny 0-1
  • 15:41
    Richie Hogan fires wide for Kilkenny. Galway fans – contain yourselves! Great start though.
  • 15:42
    12 mins – Joe Canning pulls a difficult free marginally wide. Galway still lead 1-2 to 0-1
  • 15:43
    Kilkenny’s solitary score came from a Henry Shefflin free.
  • 15:43
    Another Kilkenny wide. You don’t associate nerves with the Cats but could that be the case?
  • 15:44
  • 15:45
    TJ Reid fielded well and won a free as a result. Shefflin went for goal and it was batted wide for a 65 by Fergal Moore.
  • 15:46
    Shefflin misses another 65! Really?!
  • 15:46
    Kilkenny have hit five wides in the opening 16 minutes.
  • 15:47
  • 15:47
    17 mins – Richie Hogan scores Kilkenny’s second point. The goal separates the sides.
  • 15:48
    Niall Burke with an excellent catch and was cynically fouled afterwards. Canning should have no problem converting this.
  • 15:48
  • 15:48
    Canning do it? Of course he Canning! Galway lead 1-3 to 0-2
  • 15:49
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  • 15:50
    JJ Delaney fouls Canning off the ball. The Portumna man converts himself. Galway 1-4 to 0-2 up. 20 minutes have been played.
  • 15:51
    Yet another Kilkenny wide. Galway are doing a fantastic job of harrying the man in possession
  • 15:52
  • 15:52
    Niall Burke with his second fantastic catch of the day. This time, he was able to turn and point. Galway are on top, there’s no doubt about it.
  • 15:53
    Joe Canning has hit two wides from two long-distance frees.
  • 15:54
    TJ Reid has scored Kilkenny’s third point.
  • 15:54
    Fergal Moore has been excellent for Galway in the opening 25 minutes
  • 15:55
    TJ Reid with a really poor shot. Kilkenny are definitely rattled
  • 15:55
    25 mins – Galway 1-5 Kilkenny 0-3
  • 15:56
    Galway have another free. This should extend their lead.
  • 15:56
  • 15:56
    Canning converts. Galway 1-6 Kilkenny 0-3
  • 15:57
    Galway are winning all of the aerial battles.
  • 15:57
    Guest amazing...go on Galway - make it 7!!
  • 15:57
  • 15:57
    Niall Donoghue scores an amazing point from distance. This is fantastic stuff from the Tribesmen. Can they sustain it?
  • 15:59
  • 15:59
    Eoin Larkin reduces the arrears for Kilkenny
  • 15:59
    Kilkenny trail by six points with six minutes left of the first half.
  • 16:00
    Kevin Hynes is being temporarily by Joseph Cooney. Hynes looks to have taken a hard blow to the face.
  • 16:00
    eoin from Zambia come on Galway....keep it going now!!
  • 16:01
    JJ Delaney is booked for a really cynical challenge. Canning should convert

    And does…

    Galway 1-8 Kilkenny 0-4
  • 16:01
  • 16:02
    Kevin Hynes has come back on. That’s startling given how swollen his face was leaving the pitch only a minute or two ago.
  • 16:03
  • 16:03
    Henry Shefflin helps to steady the nerves with another converted free. Galway 1-8 Kilkenny 0-5
  • 16:04
    34 mins – Shefflin converts another. Galway 1-8 Kilkenny 0-6
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  • 16:04
    Kilkenny won’t want half-time now. They’re building a bit of momentum.
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  • 16:05
    That’s a third Shefflin free in quick succession. Johnny Coen was booked for his trouble.
  • 16:06
    Andy Smith’s shot was stopped by David Herity in the Kilkenny goal. It was a good break but the shot was a bit meek.
  • 16:07
  • 16:07
    36 mins – Canning converts a free for Galway from a difficult angle. They lead 1-9 to 0-7
  • 16:07
  • 16:07
    Half-time: Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 0-7
  • 16:08
    That was a fantastic half of hurling. Galway deservedly lead but can they realistically keep the Cats at bay in the second half?
  • 16:09
    Kilkenny’s scores came mainly from frees. Their inside forward line hasn’t yet threatened the Galway rearguard as much as might have been expected. Yet is an important word in that last sentence.
  • 16:09
    Well Galwegians, can ye do it?
  • 16:11
    Goal hero – Joe Canning  (INPHO/James Crombie)
    Goal hero – Joe Canning (INPHO/James Crombie)
  • 16:14
    Joe Canning’s goal was excellent. James Regan offloaded to Canning who took it wide to create an angle for a shot. He was clinical with his finish.
  • 16:14
    Joe Canning has hit three wides but they were all from difficult angles. Kilkenny’s seven wides will be a source of worry for them.
  • 16:16
    I predicted a Kilkenny win. I also pointed out how bad my predictions have been all year.
  • 16:16
    Surely Galway can’t stifle the Kilkenny goal threat for an entire 70 minutes?
  • 16:18
    Guest Brian and Frank watching the game in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Gaillimh Abu.
  • 16:19
    People are tuning into the All-Ireland across the globe. Where are you watching/listening/reading about the All-Ireland final and what are your predictions for the second half?
  • 16:21
    Brian Cody – hairdryer treatment or a more composed half-time team talk?
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  • 16:22
    81,932 people at Croke Park this afternoon.
  • 16:22
    Deirdre and ronan Watching from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaillimh Abu!
  • 16:23
    John Mcc everyone thought Kilkenny would win - a triple for connacht this year... galway for liam mccarthy, Mayo for sam and sligo for the FAI League!
  • 16:23
    Galway last won the All-Ireland senior hurling championship in 1988
  • 16:23
  • 16:24
    The second half is underway and Fergal Moore is booked for his challenge. Shefflin converts. It’s Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 0-8
  • 16:24
    Damien Hayes to Niall Burke who puts it over from play. Galway lead by five points again.
  • 16:24
    Cian Watching from Madrid. Vamos Gaillimh!
  • 16:24
  • 16:25
    David Burke drags his shot to the left and wide. He might regret that.
  • 16:26
    Joe Canning has been great but so far, I think Fergal Moore has been the outstanding player from a Galway perspective.
  • 16:27
    TJ Reid scores his second point of the game. Kilkenny 0-9 Galway 1-10
  • 16:27
  • 16:27
    Iarla Tannian is down with an injury. He would be a major loss if he had to go off.
  • 16:29
    Richie Power hits a shot. One umpire signals that it’s over. Another signals that it’s wide. The score has been given.
  • 16:29
    una and sinead watching from toronto - come on the cats
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  • 16:29
    41 mins – Galway 1-10 Kilkenny 0-10
  • 16:30
    James Regan fouled. It looked innocuous.
  • 16:31
    Canning misses another difficult free.
  • 16:32
    *Statement of the obvious alert* - The next 10 minutes are going to be crucial in deciding the outcome of this game.
  • 16:33
  • 16:33
    Henry Shefflin points from a difficult angle. Joe Canning, take note. It’s Kilkenny 0-11 Galway 1-10
  • 16:35
    Galway need a score. They’ve only pointed once in the second half. It’s 12 minutes old.
  • 16:35
    Galway’s passing has become sloppy.
  • 16:37
  • 16:37
    Aidan Fogarty reduces the arrears to a single point.

    Kilkenny haven’t really threatened the Galway goal but if the Tribesmen continue to be as wasteful as they have been in the opening minutes of the second half then Kilkenny won’t need goals.
  • 16:38
    Henry Shefflin has levelled the match. Kilkenny 0-13 Galway 1-10
  • 16:38
  • 16:39
    The Kilkenny defence is a lot more organised. The aerial balls Galway were winning in the first half are no longer a feature for the Leinster champions.
  • 16:40
    Yellow card for Tommy Walsh for an off the ball challenge. Kieran Joyce also sees yellow.
  • 16:40
    Conor Cooney is on for Galway
  • 16:41
    There’s an air of inevitability about this game now, n’est pas?
  • 16:42
    54 mins – Kilkenny 0-14 Galway 1-10

    Shefflin with another free conversion
  • 16:42
    GOAL! Niall Burke scores for Galway, very much against the run of play!
  • 16:43
    Galway 2-10 Kilkenny 0-14
  • 16:43
  • 16:43
    sinead come on the cats
  • 16:44
    It was a long ball forward and Niall Burke hit it low and hard. This should be one hell of a finish.
  • 16:44
    56 mins – Galway 2-10 Kilkenny 0-15. Shefflin with another free
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  • 16:45
    Galway have only had two scores in the second half. That’s got to be worrying for them.
  • 16:45
    perry galway = terminal bottlers
  • 16:45
    Mick Geoghegan An gaillimh ABÚ
  • 16:46
    Joe Canning’s influence has been well and truly curbed in the second half.
  • 16:47
    What a save!!! Kilkenny looked odds on to score but James Skehill produced an amazing stop to deny Colin Fennelly
  • 16:48
    Skehill lay on the ball after the save so it’s a free for Kilkenny. Shefflin points it. We’re level again with 10 minutes to go.
  • 16:48
  • 16:48
    Jonathan Glynn replaces substitute Conor Cooney
  • 16:49
    Eoin Larkin has put Kilkenny back in front. Kilkenny 0-17 Galway 2-10
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  • 16:49
    Joe Canning needs to put this free over.
  • 16:50
  • 16:50
    61 mins – Level again. Galway 2-11 Kilkenny 0-17
  • 16:50
    Niall Burke has been replaced by Joseph Cooney.
  • 16:51
    Niall Burke was fantastic in the first half but Brian Hogan has been a monster in the second half.
  • 16:52
  • 16:52
    Canning points a massive free (in every sense) to put Galway back in front.
  • 16:53
  • 16:54
  • 16:54
    Shefflin points from distance again to level once more. There are four minutes left.
  • 16:54
    Mick Geoghegan Cmon Galway finish it out
  • 16:55
    PENALTY – Eoin Larkin undoubtedly fouled
  • 16:55
    James Skehill recklessly came out with his feet. Definite penalty.
  • 16:56
  • 16:56
    Shefflin points the penalty on purpose.
  • 16:56
    Davy Glennon replaces Damien Hayes
  • 16:56
    sinead cats come on keep at it
  • 16:57
    Joe Canning has a chance to equalise. Shefflin surely should have gone for goal?
  • 16:57
    Joe Canning has put it wide! What the what?!!
  • 16:58
    Three minutes of injury time to play.
  • 16:58
    Now Henry Shefflin fires wide. Can Galway rescue a draw?
  • 16:59
    Squeaky bum time.
  • 17:00
    Davy Glennon wins a free right on the sideline. Will Joe Canning do it? He’s missed a few from this kind of angle today.
  • 17:00
  • 17:00
    Joe Canning nailed it! We’re level!
  • 17:01
    It’s over. It’s the first replay since 1959!
  • 17:01
  • 17:01
    Full-time: Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 2-13
  • 17:02
    Is anyone thinking what I’m thinking? We could have made a fortune if we’d bet on two draws.
  • 17:03
    What a match! *Cliché-but-true alert* - Neither team deserved to lose.
  • 17:03
  • 17:03
    Will Henry Shefflin look back on the penalty and wish he had gone for goal?
  • 17:04
    The replay is set for Sunday September 30th
  • 17:04
    Lorcan Mannion It's not the 32 degrees in Pureto Rico that's knocking the sweat out of me. God bless you Joe Canning.
  • 17:06
    Mick Geoghegan Buíochas le Dia. Another day. Well done both teams. sounded Great. From Mick offshore Saudi.
  • 17:06
    Joe Canning missed a few frees but kept his cool when it mattered most.
  • 17:06
    Henry Shefflin was superb in general play and from dead ball situations.
  • 17:07
    Brian Hogan was immense in the second half for Kilkenny.
  • 17:12
  • 17:13
    SEAN JOE CANNING FOR PRESIDENT!
  • 17:14
    Niall Burke took his goal well. Bit of a mix-up in the Kilkenny defence but Burke took full advantage.
  • 17:19
    James Skehill’s save from Colin Fennelly was outstanding. No unsavoury stuff from the final either. It really was a great sporting occasion.
  • 17:22
    The question now is, who will win the replay? Do Galway have an advantage having rescued a draw with what was effectively the last puck of the game or will Kilkenny, as favourites, secure the Liam McCarthy Cup?
  • 17:28
    The minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals will take place on September 30th
  • 17:48
    Liz Where's Nicky English??? I'd like a word with him after Saturday's column..!!
  • 17:50
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  • 18:57
    Nicky English may feel differently about his prediction for the game with the benefit of hindsight. For his column and for all the very best coverage and analysis of two stunning All-Ireland hurling finals, remember to pick up your copy of the Irish Times tomorrow.
     
  • 19:00
    The good news is that we have another All-Ireland senior (and minor) hurling final to look forward to on September 30th. Before that, there is also the small matter of the All-Ireland football finals to look forward to. Can Mayo stop the Donegal machine? Log into irishtimes.com in two weeks’ time to find out. Until then…