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Dublin v Galway hurlers: A lookback on recent meetings

Dublin v Galway hurlers: A lookback on recent meetings

Thu, 14th February 2019

Dublin hurlers and Galway have become familiar opponents in recent years - they meet again this Sunday in Allianz HL Division 1B action in Pearse Stadium, Salthill (2.0).

Most recently they faced each other in a Walsh Cup semi-final in Parnell Park last month while last year Galway defeated the Dubs also in NHL and Leinster SHC action - here we look back at all three games.

Following Sunday's away trip Dublin will host Waterford and then Laois in Parnell Park in their remaining regulation games. The top four counties in HL Division 1B are joined by the top four in 1A in the quarter-finals,


SUNDAY, JANUARY 13: Parnell Park


A stunning Joe Canning sideline in the third minute of added time secured victory for Galway in this Walsh Cup semi-final at Parnell Park.

The Tribemen looked to be cruising to victory when lead 0-20 to 0-13 with ten minutes remaining but the Dubs put in a stirring finish to draw level as the game moved into injury-time.

However, it was Galway, through Canning's brilliance, who had the final word as they progress to the decider.

Dublin finished with 14 men after John Hetherton was red-carded in the 62nd minute as the game finished in great excitement.

A Hetherton free, after a foul on Eamonn Dillon, was followed by a fine Chris Crummey point to see Dublin close the gap to 0-20 to 0-15 before Sean Moran converted a penalty after Donal Burke was fouled.

Mattie Kenny's men kept pressing on and were rewarded with two frees from sub Oisin O'Rorke to bring the sides level, 1-17 to 0-20 as the game moved into added time.

But on a weekend of dramatic conclusions to games in Parnell Park it wasn't to be for the Dubs with Canning cutting over the winner in the 73rd minute.

Galway were the stronger side in the opening half and held a deserved 0-15 to 0-8 advantage at the break thanks to the all-round play and freetaking of Cathal Mannion while Brian Concannon did well at full-forward, he had a goal effort diverted over for a point in the 31st minute by Alan Nolan.

SCORERS – Galway: C Mannion 0-10 (0-5f), B Concannon 0-3 (0-1f), S Bleahene, D Glennon (0-1f) 0-2, P Mannion, A Harte, C Whelan, J Canning (sideline) 0-1 each. Dublin: J Hetherton 0-8 (0-8f), D Moran 1-0 (1-0 pen), C Crummey, D Burke, E Dillon, O O’Rorke (0-2f) 0-2 each, F Whitely 0-1.

GALWAY: J Skehill; J Grealish, J Fitzpatrick, S Linnane; K Hussey, P Mannion, A Harte; S Kilduff, C Mannion; P Brehony, C Whelan, S Bleahene; T Monaghan, B Concannon, D Glennon. Subs: S Loftus for Brehony (55), S Maloney for Kilduff (55), R Ó Meara for Glennon (62), J Canning for Bleahene (67).

DUBLIN: A Nolan; P Smyth, E O’Donnell, L Gannon; C Crummey, S Moran, S Barrett; T Connolly, R McBride; J Hetherton, F Whitely, F McGibb; E Dillon, L Rushe, D Burke. Subs: S Treacy for Smyth (ht), D Gray for O’Donnell (47), C Conway for McBride (47), O O’Rorke for McGibb (51), D Keogh for Barrett (62), D O’Connell for Whitely (64), C Burke for D Burke (68).

REF: P O’Dwyer (Carlow)



SATURDAY, JUNE 9: Pearse Stadium, Salthill


Despite two second-half goals from Paul Winters the Dubs just shy against Galway in last year's Leinster SHC concluding group game at Pearse Stadium, Salthill.

It might have been a dead-rubber encounter but both sides will have got plenty from it - Galway as they prepare for the defence of their Leinster and All-Ireland titles and the Dubs as they can reflect on both an encouraging if regretful campaign.

Jason Flynn was Galway’s hero with 11 points, including nine frees, while David Burke hit two late scores to steer the All-Ireland champions to a fourth straight win - and now they face Kilkenny in the Leinster final.

The Tribesmen led 0-16 to 0-9 at the interval but Dublin were transformed on the restart.

A converted sideline cut from Rian McBride cut and a Cian Boland score got Dublin going before half-time sub Paul Winters was alert to punish a mistake by keeper James Skehill from close range.

Dublin still trailed by three point though, but by the 48th minute they were ahead. Jake Malone’s long delivery allowed Winters to run at the Galway defence before driving a clinical shot to the net.

Dubs keeper Alan Nolan landed two long-range frees to edge Pat Gilroy's side in front.

The game swung one way and then the other in a frenetic finish with Flynn putting Galway ahead again before a David Treacy free and a long-range Rian McBride point had Dublin in front, but two late points from David Burke and Flynn’s frees rescued Galway.

SCORERS – Galway: J Flynn 0-11 (0-9f); J Cooney, C Whelan, P Mannion 0-3 each; C Cooney, David Burke 0-2 each; S Loftus, C Mannion 0-1 each. Dublin: P Winters 2-1; D Treacy (0-3f), R McBride (0-1 sl) 0-4 each; P Ryan 0-3 (0-3f); A Nolan 0-2 (0-2f); D Sutcliffe, J Malone, S Moran, J Madden, C Boland 0-1 each.

GALWAY: J Skehill; P Killeen, Daithi Burke, A Harte; P Mannion, G McInerney, J Hanbury; S Loftus, David Burke; J Cooney, N Burke, C Mannion; C Whelan, C Cooney, J Flynn. Subs: E Burke for Loftus (43), S Cooney for Killeen (50), D Glennon for C Cooney (68), P Brehony for J Cooney (73).

DUBLIN: A Nolan; P Smyth, C O’Callaghan, E O’Donnell; S Barrett, S Moran, C Crummey; R McBride, T Connolly; J Malone, F Mac Gib, C Boland; D Treacy, D Sutcliffe, P Ryan. Subs: E Dillon for Connolly (ht), P Winters for Ryan (ht), C McBride for Boland (47), J Madden for McGibb (65), J McCaffrey for McBride (73).

REF: D Kirwan (Cork).



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: Parnell Park


A sluggish opening 25 minutes cost Dublin as they were defeated by six points by the reigning league and All-Ireland champions in last year's NHL1B encounter at Parnell Park.

The Tribemen led by seven points, 0-9 to 0-2, inside the opening 23 minutes and extended that to nine points (0-13 to 0-4) by the 33rd minute before Dublin mounted a comeback.

Inside the last 20 minutes Dublin had reduced the gap to just two points, 1-10 to 0-15, and were also denied from the penalty spot with Paul Winters' effort turned around the post by keeper James Skehill after Liam Rushe had been fouled.

After playing second fiddle to Galway for the entire first half Danny Sutcliffe's 33rd minute goal which was followed by a Winters' free, following a foul on Conal Keaney, left it at 0-13 to 1-5 at the interval.

Dublin restarted well with points from Winters (free) and Tomás Connolly either side of a Jason Flynn free.

Just over ten minutes into the second half Dublin were awarded a penalty but Skehill denied Winters but the St Brigid's marksman did follow up by converting the resulting '65' to make it 1-8 to 0-14.

Two Winters frees, the second a monster from halfway, cut the deficit to just two points, 1-10 to 0-15, with 18 minutes left but Galway rallied again with a quick 1-1 from Jason Flynn.

Dublin battled hard to the end with points from Winters (free) and Ronan Hayes on his starting league debut meant there was three points between the counties with less than five minutes remaining.

But that was as good as it got for Pat Gilroy's side with Jason Flynn (free), sub Brian Concannon and Cathal Mannion all firing over late points for Galway to run out six-point victors.

SCORERS – Galway: J Flynn 1-9 (0-6f), C Mannion 0-3, P Mannion, S Loftus, N Burke 0-2 each, B Concannon 0-1. Dublin: P Winters 0-9 (0-8f, 0-1 '65'), D Sutcliffe 1-1, T Connolly, F McGibb, R Hayes, C Boland 0-1 each.

GALWAY: J Skehill; A Tuohy, J Hanbury, J Grealish; S Cooney, G McInerney, P Mannion; J Coen, S Loftus; C Cooney, C Mannion, N Burke; C Whelan, J Flynn, C Concannon. Subs: E Burke for Loftus (45), D Glennon for C Cooney (59),

DUBLIN: A Nolan; P Smyth, B O’Carroll, E O’Donnell; D Kelly, C Crummey, S Barrett; T Connolly, F McGibb; P Crummey, C Keaney, D Sutcliffe; P Winters, R O’Dwyer, R Hayes. Subs: L Rushe for O’Dwyer (42), F Ó Riain Broin for P Crummey (47), C Boland for Keaney (60), J Madden for Kelly (62 inj), P Ryan for Rushe (68 inj).

REF: J Keenan (Wicklow).

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