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Hurling: Dublin v Tipperary - Recent Meetings

Hurling: Dublin v Tipperary - Recent Meetings

Wed, 13th March 2019

Dublin's hurlers haven't enjoyed good fortune in their recent encounters against Tipperary, they'll be hoping to reverse that trend when they travel to face the Premier County again in this Saturday's HL Division 1 quarter-final in Semple Stadium, Thurles (4.30).

The counties collided at the same stage last year when despite Dublin's blistering start the Premier County took control to eventually run out 11-point victors.

The previous year Tipperary held the upperhand on two occasions when they met in the League and Championship. Here we look back on all three games.



SUNDAY, MARCH 25: Croke Park


Dublin could now turn their attention to the Leinster Championship after their NHL ambition was extinguished in this Division 1 quarter-final at Croke Park.

The Dubs made a stunning start to lead by eight points on two occasions in the opening 15 minutes but their challenge flat-lined as the half progressed and Tipp eventually cruised home to victory.

Pat Gilroy’s men had the advantage of an extra player in the second half following the dismissal of Ronan Maher in first half injury-time but it was not a factor as the Premier men advanced to a semi-final meeting with Limerick.

Worryingly for the Dubs Chris Crummey had to be subbed after suffering injury (ankle) in the 49th minute and his situation will be monitored.

Tipp led 1-15 to 0-14 at the break and Michael Breen’s 55th minute goal ended any hopes of a successful Dublin comeback.

Dublin made an electric start and led 0-9 to 0-1 inside ten minutes and really threw the gauntlet down to Tipp . . . . who responded in style.

Within the opening two minutes Donal Burke, Danny Sutcliffe and a superb Fionntán Mac Gib, from the Hogan Stand sideline, had the Dubs three up.

Conal Keaney, at the end of a very precise move by Dublin involving Paddy Smyth, Eoghan O’Donnell and Burke, added to the lead before a Burke free made it 0-5 to 0-0 after five minutes.

Dublin were working very hard and had left Tipp in the blocks as points from Paul Winters, Danny Sutcliffe from the Cusack Stand sideline, Winters again and a close-range Burke free made it 0-9 to 0-1 by the tenth minute.

However, Tipperary then came alive and hit five points between the 11th and 17th minute with Dublin just tallying a Shane Barrett point on the run.

In the 26th minute came the decisive score of the opening half when John McGrath rifled to the net past Alan Nolan to give his side the lead for the first time, 1-11 to 0-12.

In first half injury-time Ronan Maher was dismissed on a second yellow card as the Premier County held a 1-15 to 0-14 interval advantage.

SCORERS – Tipperary: J Forde 0-9 (0-7f), J McGrath 1-4, M Breen 1-0, C Darcy, R Maher, S Curran, J O’Dwyer 0-2 each, A Flynn, B Heffernan, Pádraic Maher, S Kennedy 0-1 each. Dublin: D Burke 0-7 (0-6f), D Sutcliffe, C Keaney, P Winters 0-3 each, F Mac Gbb 0-2, S Barrett, F Ó Riain Broin (0-1f) 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: B Hogan; A Flynn, J Barry, M Cahill; B Heffernan, Pádraic Maher, P Feehan; S Kennedy, R Maher; S Curran, B McCarthy, J McGrath; M Breen, J Forde, C Darcy. Subs: J O’Dwyer for Darcy (45), Paul Maher for Kennedy (66), P Shanahan for Breen (68), T Hamill for Feehan (70), W Connors for McCarthy (70+2).

DUBLIN: A Nolan; P Smyth, B O’Carroll, E O’Donnell; J Madden, C Crummey, S Barrett; R McBride, F Mac Gib; D Burke, C Keaney, D Sutcliffe; R Hayes, R O’Dwyer, P Winters. Subs: F Whitely for Hayes (ht), R Mahon for O’Dwyer (42), D Kelly for Crummey (49, inj),C Costello for Winters (54), F Ó Riain Broin for McBride (62).

REF: S Cleere (Kilkenny).



SATURDAY, JULY 8: Semple Stadium, Thurles


Then reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary well and truly ended Dublin summer journey when they outclassed Ger Cunningham's men by 22 points in this All-Ireland SHC round 2 qualifier at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

Seamus Callanan was the chief tormentor of the Dubs as he tallied a massive 3-11 as the Premier County cut loose following some below par championship displays to date this summer.

"My term is up, it's time now just to chat in relation to the game, how it panned out," said Ger Cunningham.

"We hadn't expected that in any shape or form. I'm still kind of shell shocked on the game. We'll reflect on that and see where we go."

Dublin did cause problems, at times, for the Tipperary defence but by half-time they were facing a major uphill battle as they trailed 4-11 to 1-10.

"We were contemplating shoring it up for the first 10 minutes of the second-half, but we felt that wasn't the message to give, we felt we had to attack and try to get back into the game," added Ger.

Callanan and John McGrath had two goals each while Cian O'Sullivan accounted for Dublin's only goal of the contest following a surging run to outflank the Tipp defence

Callanan scored the first goal in the eighth minute to open up a five-point lead by Dublin rallied to level matters at 1-4 each by the 15th minute.

But then the game turned Tipp's way as they raised three more green flags by the half-time interval.

In the 19th minute a long delivery by Pádraic Maher’s wasn't dealt with and John McGrath took full advantage, three minutes later McGrath found the net for the second time.

Confusion in the Dublin backline led to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher placing Callanan and he found the net from a tight angle.

Tipp didn't let up after the break and reeled off 1-7 without reply to cruise to an emphatic victory.

SCORERS - Tipperary: S Callanan 3-11 (0-7f), J McGrath 2-2, J Forde, John O’Dwyer 0-4 each, M Breen 1-0, S O’Brien 0-2, Pádraic Maher, B Maher. D McCormack 0-1 each. Dublin: D Treacy 0-11 (0-8f), C O’Sullivan 1-1, L Rushe, R O’Dwyer 0-2 each, C Crummey, D O’Callaghan, R McBride 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; D Maher, T Hamill, J Barry; Joe O’Dwyer, R Maher, Pádraic Maher; B Maher, M Breen; J Forde, Patrick Maher, D McCormack; John O’Dwyer, S Callanan, J McGrath. Subs: S Kennedy for R Maher (45), N McGrath for B Maher (49), S O’Brien for D McCormack (49), M Cahill for D Maher (56), T Fox for Pádraic Maher (66).

DUBLIN: C Dooley; C O’Callaghan, E O’Donnell, F Ó Riain Broin; S Barrett, C Crummey, S Moran; B Quinn, N McMorrow; D Treacy, L Rushe, E Dillon; C O’Sullivan, R O’Dwyer, D Burke. Subs: J Madden for Barrett (24), F Whitely for McMorrow (ht), D O’Callaghan for Burke (ht), T Connolly for Moran (50), R McBride for Treacy (58).

REF: A Kelly (Galway).





An inexperienced Dublin side were outclassed by All-Ireland champions, Tipperary, in their opening NHL Division 1A encounter at Croke Park.

The Dubs, minus their Cuala contingent of eight plus several injuries, began with three 2016 of Dublin's Leinster MHC winning team in their starting 15.

However, Ger Cunningham's men started brightly and led 0-4 to 0-1 inside ten minutes after Niall McMorrow, Oisín O'Rorke, Fiontan McGibb and Donal Burke (free) had been on target.

The Dubs had a goal chance five minutes later when CIan O'Sullivan was put through on goal by Burke but failed to control the sliotar and the chance slipped away.

Despite one early goal effort from Seamus Callanan that first Shane Barrett and then Gary Maguire did very well to repel the Premier County were slow settling into the game.

But before the half-time interval they had assumed control and were five points clear. It was a domination they continued after the break despite the brilliance of Eoghan O'Donnell at full-back with debutant Aidan McCormack hitting five points from play on a night to remember for him.

The pressure was incessant at times in the second half but O'Donnell in particular continued to impress with All Star Seamus Callanan held scoreless from play.

Seven minutes from time though Jason Forde fired to the Dublin net past Gary Maguire and at this stage Tipp were now 1-20 to 0-7 up.

Eamonn Dillon, returning from an injury lay-off, came off the bench in the second half and marked the occasion with a late goal following clever work by Donal Burke. Before the finish Dublin defender Shane Barrett was dismissed.

SCORERS – Tipperary: S Callanan 0-8 (0-8f), Jason Forde 1-3, A McCormack 0-5, P Maher 0-2, K Bergin, T Hamill, N McGrath, J O’Dwyer(0-1f), S Curran, N O’Meara 0-1 each. Dublin: D Burke 0-3 (0-3f), E Dillon 1-0, N McMorrow 0-2, C Crummey O O’Rorke, F McGibb 0-1 each.

DUBLIN: G Maguire; P Smyth, E O’Donnell, S Barrett; C Crummey, L Rushe, S McGrath; B Quinn, D Fox; C O’Sullivan, N McMorrow, R O’Dwyer; O O’Rorke, D Burke, F McGibb. Subs: J Madden for McGrath (42), E Dillon for O’Sullivan (46), R McBride for Fox (50), C Conway for O’Rorke (55), A Quinn for McGibb (63).

TIPPERARY: D Mooney; D Maher, J Barry, J O’Keeffe; T Hamill, R Maher, P Maher; B Maher, K Bergin; S O’Brien, Jason Forde, N McGrath; J O’Dwyer, S Callanan, A McCormack. Subs: M Cahill for O’Keeffe (51), S Curran for O’Brien (54), N O’Meara for Callanan (54), B Heffernan for R Maher (56), D Quinn for P Maher (59).

REF: P O'Dwyer (Carlow).

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