Galway and Kilkenny set for third SHC clash

11 September 2012
They have already met twice in this year's GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship but it will take at least one more game to decide whether Galway or Kilkenny will be the 2012 champions.

A fascinating final ended level on Sunday (Galway 2-13 Kilkenny 0-19), paving the way for a replay on Sunday, September 30. In front of a crowd of almost 82,000, the teams served up a wonderful contest, eventually providing the first drawn All-Ireland final since Kilkenny and Waterford ended all square in 1959. Remarkably, Dublin and Tipperary also finished level in the minor final and will replay on September 30. Henry Shefflin (0-12) and Joe Canning (1-9) were top scores in a senior game where Galway led by 1-9 to 0-7 at half-time. Kilkenny won the second half 0-12 to 1-4, with Galway earning a second chance when Canning pointed a free in stoppage time.

Previous SH Final Replays
1959: Waterford 1-17 Kilkenny 5-5
1959: Waterford 3-12 Kilkenny 1-10 (replay)
1934: Limerick 2-7 Dublin 3-4
1934: Limerick 5-2 Dublin 2-6 (replay)
1931: Cork 1-6 Kilkenny 1-6
1931: Cork 5-8 Kilkenny 3-4 (replay)
1908: Tipperary 2-5 Dublin 1-8
1908: Tipperary 3-15 Dublin 1-5 (replay)
1905: Cork 5-10 Kilkenny 3-13 (replay ordered due to objection)
1905: Kilkenny 7-7 Cork 2-9 (replay)

Previous MH Final Replays
2004: Galway 3-12 Kilkenny 1-18
2004: Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-12 (replay)
1996: Tipperary 0-20 Galway 3-11
1996: Tipperary 2-14 Galway 2-12 (replay)
1990: Kilkenny 3-14 Cork 3-14
1990: Kilkenny 3-16 Cork 0-11 (replay)
1984: Limerick 1-14 Kilkenny 3-8
1984: Limerick 2-5 Kilkenny 2-4 (replay)
1977: Kilkenny 4-8 Cork 3-11
1977: Kilkenny 1-8 Cork 0-9 (replay)
1966: Wexford 6-7 Cork 6-7
1966: Wexford 4-1 Cork 1-8 (replay)
1928: Cork 1-8 Dublin 3-2
1928: Cork 7-6 Dublin 4-0 (replay)

.TOP SCORERS - 2012 HURLING All-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Henry Shefflin, who scored 0-12, is poised to top the scoring table for the 2012 hurling championship after overtaking Shane Dowling (Limerick) in last Sunday's All-Ireland final. Shefflin is seven points clear of Dowling with Joe Canning, who scored 1-9, back in third place, nine points behind the Kilkenny man.

The top ten are:
Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)..............3-47 (56)
Shane Dowling (Limerick)..............4-37 (49)
Joe Canning (Galway)....................2-41 (47)
Patrick Horgan (Cork)....................1-42 (45)
Pa Bourke (Tipperary)....................2-29 (35)
Shane Dooley (Offaly)...................4-21 (33)
Willie Hyland (Laois).....................1-26 (29)
Diarmuid Lyng (Wexford).............1-25 (28)
Niall O'Brien (Westmeath)............2-20 (26)
Maurice Shanahan (Waterford)......0-24 (24)

GAA HURLING ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
LEINSTER
May 19: Preliminary Round: Westmeath 0-14 Antrim 0-12, Mullingar; Laois 0-20 Carlow 0-13, Dr. Cullen Park.
June 2: Quarter-finals: Offaly 2-12 Wexford 1-13, Tullamore; Dublin 3-23 Laois 1-7, Tullamore.
June 3: Quarter-final: Galway 5-19 Westmeath 4-12, Mullingar.
June 17: Semi-final: Galway 5-23 Offaly 3-15, Portlaoise.
June 23: Semi-final: Kilkenny 2-21 Dublin 0-9, Portlaoise.
July 8: Final, Galway 2-21 Kilkenny 2-11, Croke Park.

MUNSTER
May 27: Quarter-final: Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19, Thurles.
June 17: Semi-final: Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18, Thurles.
June 24: Semi-final: Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24, Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
July 15: Final: Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16, Páirc Uí Chaoimh

ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIERS
June 23: Preliminary phase: Wexford 3-22 Westmeath 2-9, Wexford Park; Limerick 6-21 Laois 1-11, Gaelic Grounds.
June 30: Phase 1: Wexford 4-12 Carlow 0-14, Wexford Park; Limerick 8-26 Antrim 1-15, Gaelic Grounds.
July 7: Phase 2: Cork 1-26 Offaly 2-16; Clare 1-16 Dublin 0-16.
July 14: Phase 3: Cork 3-24 Wexford 2-17, Thurles; Limerick 3-18 Clare 1-20, Thurles.
July 28/29: All-Ireland quarter-finals: Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19, Thurles; Kilkenny 4-16 Limerick 1-16, Thurles.
August 12: Semi-final: Galway 0-22 Cork 0-17, Croke Park.
August 19: Semi-final: Kilkenny 4-24 Tipperary 1-15, Croke Park.
September 9: Final: Galway 2-13 Kilkenny 0-19, Croke Park.
September 30: Final (replay): Galway v Kilkenny, Croke Park.