LiveTracker - Sunday 3 July 2022

All-Ireland MHC final
Offaly 1-16 Tipperary 1-17, Nowlan Park FT

All-Ireland SHC semi-final
Limerick 0-27 Galway 1-21, Croke Park FT


That's all from me for this weekend. Thanks for reading and have a great evening!


Limerick's quest for a third successive All-Ireland remains on course. Galway pushed them all the way today but the Treaty County dug deep to record a sensational victory. The 2022 All-Ireland SHC final between Limerick and Kilkenny on July 17th should be a classic.


The introductions of Peter Casey and Cian Lynch brought big cheers from the Limerick faithful but it was another replacement, David Reidy, who made the decisive contribution with three huge points in this unforgettable All-Ireland semi-final.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final full time: Limerick 0-27 Galway 1-21

Byrnes nails the free on 75 minutes - his sixth point of the day. Hayes gathers the puck-out and the final whistle sounds. Holders Limerick win a pulsating contest to progress to an All-Ireland final meeting with Kilkenny in a fortnight.


John Kiely's charges win a free and Byrnes can play down the clock...


We are in the fourth of five minutes of stoppage time. Unbearable tension on Jones Road.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-26 Galway 1-21

Limerick supersub Reidy sweeps over his third since coming off the bench!


Limerick's wides tally goes out to 15. Brilliant defending by Finn to relieve the pressure.


Galway hit their 17th and 18th wides in the first minute of injury time.


There will be five additional minutes at the end of this enthralling contest. We creep past 70 with a point between the teams...


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-25 Galway 1-21

Limerick pour forward and work the ball to Reidy, who plants his feet and registers his second with two minutes remaining.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-24 Galway 1-21

Hayes strokes one over from 50 metres and Galway hit the post at the other end before Hayes misses the target. Heart-stopping stuff in the cauldron of dreams. Conor Whelan equalises on 66 minutes. Level for the tenth time.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-23 Galway 1-20

Even with 50,000 people roaring, you can still make out the distinctive sound of the clash of the ash! Galway are level through Fintan Burke!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-23 Galway 1-19

Byrnes finds the target again from a free inside his own half. Monaghan restores Galway's advantage from the tightest of angles but the unmarkable Gillane equalises and substitute David Reidy nudges Limerick back in front.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-18

O'Donoghue penalised for a throw ball and Conor Cooney sweeps over the free! This is getting very tense. An hour played and ten minutes left.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-17

The biggest roar of the match goes up as Cian Lynch replaces Tom Morrissey. But Ronan Glennon lands a lovely leveller on 57 minutes!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-16

Byrnes nails a free - his fourth point o the match. Here comes Peter Casey with 15 minutes left!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-19 Galway 1-16

The holders go back in front courtesy of a classy Tom Morrissey effort but Conor Whelan cancels it out.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-18 Galway 1-15

The unerring Byrnes arrows over another long-range free. Cathal Mannion replies instantly. Paul Kinnerk and Henry Shefflin both booked on the sideline. Jack Grealish catches a Hegarty goal effort. Wide this time from Byrnes.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-17 Galway 1-14

Level for the third time thanks to a nerveless Byrnes free. Daithi Burke yellow-carded for his foul.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-16 Galway 1-14

The lead point from the spinning Joseph Cooney is majestic. Not like Limerick to allow the opposition to work the ball upfield from their goalkeeper like that.


With the pressure on, Gillane drags a difficult free outside the posts. Cian Lynch and Peter Casey are warming up for the Munster and All-Ireland champions.


Galway's tails are up now. They are first to every ball but Concannon's attempt at a lead point goes right and wide.



Concannon plucks a long delivery from the air and almost bursts the Limerick net with an emphatic finish - 1-13 to 0-16! Level!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-16 Galway 0-13

Cathal Mannion with the first point of the second half...


52,215 is the official attendance at Croke Park, where the teams have re-emerged for the second half.


Limerick's scoretaking was probably the key difference between the teams in the first half. Galway had twelve wides during that period and the holders were more efficient in front of the posts.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final half time: Limerick 0-16 Galway 0-12

The champions work the ball patiently to Gillane and his seventh point is the pick of the lot. After a bright Limerick start, Galway battled their way back into contention but crucially they could not get back on terms and the gap is four at the short whistle.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-15 Galway 0-12

Treaty captain Declan Hannon lets one go from distance and it flies straight over the bar. Galway's momentum has gone and Limerick have wrested back control of the game.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-14 Galway 0-12

Yellow for Darren Morrissey and Gillane knocks over the resultant free.


This is a key period of play now. Can Galway get back on terms before the interval?


Yellow card!

Flynn is booked for a late hit on Byrnes. Three minutes left before the break. Fintan Burke's sideline cut drifts left and wide.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-12

Cathal Mannion pings a brace over from out the field and the Tribesmen are right back in this game!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-10

From the left half back position, Mannion hammers a free over the black spot before Gillane and Conor Cooney (free) swap points.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-12 Galway 0-8

Gillane taps over a Limerick free that was of the decidedly soft variety. At the other end, Whelan's attempt drops short and is collected by Nickie Quaid. Seconds later, corner back Barry Nash slots a magnificent score for the reigning All-Ireland champions.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-8

But Hawk-Eye steps in again and Whelan's effort evidently went through a post and is therefore ruled out. Padraic Mannion makes amends, though, with a score from distance followed by a third one from Monaghan.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-7

Hayes runs at the heart of the Galway defence and calmly stokes over his second, which is cancelled out by Conor Whelan.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-9 Galway 0-6

Cooney's free sees Galway's side of the scoreboard go back up to five. He follows up with one from play!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-9 Galway 0-4

Hawk-Eye intervenes belatedly to rule out one of those Glennon points from a few minutes ago and Galway go from five points to four...


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-9 Galway 0-5

An encouraging period of play for Galway is broken up by a Hayes point in the 19th minute.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-8 Galway 0-5

A long-range Diarmuid Byrnes free teases the gap out to five. Ronan Glennon takes a pass from midfield foil David Burke to register into The Hill. Sixty seconds later, the No.8 bags his second!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-7 Galway 0-3

From inside his own half, Monaghan whips over his second but opposing No.10 Gearoid Hegarty cancels that one out instantly.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-6 Galway 0-2

Brian Concannon's strong running wins Galway a free and Conor Cooney taps it over. A late Kyle Hayes hit then presents Cooney with another free, which he scuffs.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-6 Galway 0-1

Darragh O'Donovan picks out midfield partner William O'Donoghue with a quick sideline cut and he arrows over a sixth Treaty point.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-5 Galway 0-1

Gillane and Flanagan have started superbly - two more points from the former!


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-3 Galway 0-1

Four wides from the westerners inside the opening four minutes. The roaming Flanagan shows them how with a tidy finish at the Davin End.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-2 Galway 0-1

Across his right shoulder from under the Hogan, Aaron Gillane equalises with a sublime score. Seamus Flanagan adds another from the other side.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Limerick 0-0 Galway 0-1

Tom Monaghan takes the pass from Flynn on his hurl and fires it straight between the posts!


Game on!

Match referee Thomas Walsh from Waterford gets us started. Limerick won the toss and are defending Hill 16 in the first half.


GAA HQ is a sea of green and maroon. Perfect conditions for a game of hurling. Can the Tribesmen stun the all-conquering Treaty County?


Tension rising as the players parade behind the band around sin-kissed Croke Park. Throw-in here is three minutes away.


Team news:

Jason Flynn comes into the Galway starting team in place of Gearoid McInerney.


Galway: Éanna Murphy; Jack Grealish, Daithí Burke, Darren Morrissey; Padraic Mannion, Gearóid McInerney, Fintan Burke; Ronan Glennon, David Burke; Tom Monaghan, Conor Cooney, Joseph Cooney; Conor Whelan, Brian Concannon, Cathal Mannion. Subs: Darach Fahy, Seán Linnane, Shane Ryan, Johnny Coen, Jason Flynn, Evan Niland, Cianan Fahy, Kevin Cooney, Jack Hastings, Gavin Lee, Ronan Murphy.


Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; William O'Donoghue, Darragh O'Donovan; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy. Subs: Barry Hennessy, Conor Boylan, Peter Casey, Aaron Costello, Colin Coughlan, Richie English, Robbie Hanley, Cian Lynch, Cathal O'Neill, Oisín O'Reilly, David Reidy.


Not a bad appetiser! We now turn our attention to the All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park...


Down to 14 men and six points adrift with five minutes left, James Woodlock's team have somehow managed to win. The Offaly players are distraught. They can't believe they lost. What a game! The drama, euphoria and cruelty of sport all on display today at Nowlan Park.


All-Ireland MHC final full time: Offaly 1-16 Tipperary 1-17

An astonishing finish to the match as the Premier County snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a dramatic late, late winning goal!



Incredible! The ball is lobbed in and McCormack first-times it overhead to the net from close range and Tipp have won - 1-17 to 1-16!


Tipp have a free-in in the fifth of four added minutes...


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-16 Tipperary 0-16

Substitute Darragh McCarthy sets up a tense finish and full back Aaron O'Halloran makes it a two-point game in the fourth added minute!


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-16 Tipperary 0-15

As four minutes of injury time are announced, Tipp move within a score potentially with McCormack executing a wonderful catch and finish! But back come Offaly with a Screeney free.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-15 Tipperary 0-14

Jack O'Callaghan takes his point for Tipp after McCormack is crowded out by a tenacious Faithful rearguard. From distance, Tipperary's other wing back Sam O'Farrell pulls back another one but we are into the last two minutes of normal time...


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-15 Tipperary 0-12

Offaly sub Cathal Robinson cancels out a Corbett strike and Tipp are then reduced to 14 men as the latter is shown a straight red card for throwing his hurl and hitting the former on the side of the helmet. The free from Screeney flies over from close range and the gap is six again with five minutes to go.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-13 Tipperary 0-11

With twelve minutes left, Corbett keeps Tipp ticking over with a pointed free.



An incredible stop by Offaly goalkeeper Liam Hoare to deny Paddy McCormack what looked like a certain Tipperary goal and it's a four-point swing as Rigney takes a classy score a the other end!


Tipp go for goal again but a resolute Offaly defence slams the gate shut.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-12 Tipperary 0-10

In the tenth minute of the second half, Tipp opt to take a quick free and go for goal but the effort is blocked down and wing bac Donal Shirley floats one over from distance at the other end, followed quickly by a lovely Screeney score.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-10 Tipperary 0-10

Corbett nails a '65' as the Munster champions' comeback continues.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 1-10 Tipperary 0-9

Joe Egan's point gives Tipp an ideal start to the second half and Corbett follows up with another one from a free.


All-Ireland MHC final half time: Offaly 1-10 Tipperary 0-7

The sides were level on six occasions but Offaly finish with a flourish to lead by six points at half time.



We have lift-off in Kilkenny as midfielder Leigh Kavanagh powers through the Tipp defence and plants his shot in the bottom left corner of the net - 1-10 to 0-7!


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-10 Tipperary 0-7

Brilliant from Screeney, who juggles the sliothar on his hurl before slotting a sensational score, followed by another from Hand to leave the gap at three after 29 minutes. Two minutes of injury time to be played at the end of a first half that has flown by...


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-8 Tipperary 0-7

Level for the sixth time! After losing his footing, Conor Doyle steadies himself and lofts over a superb score. In the 27th minute, from a nigh-on-impossible angle, Hand restores Offaly's lead with his third point of the afternoon.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-6 Tipperary 0-7

After a frantic passage of play, Daly arrows over his second - another terrific strike from out the field under pressure.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-6 Tipperary 0-6

Tipp lead again thanks to a sensational point from distance off the hurl of midfielder Adam Daly but Hand immediately hits back with his second.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-5 Tipperary 0-5

That's an inspirational riposte from Tipperary full forward Tom Delaney! No quarter being asked or given here. Corbett equalises from a free.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-5 Tipperary 0-3

Adam Screeney nonchalantly splits the posts from an awkward Offaly free from the right wing to double the Faithful County's advantage on 17 minutes.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-4 Tipperary 0-3

Ravenhill booms over a free from inside his own half and Offaly lead for the first time!


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-3 Tipperary 0-3

Shane Rigney fires over a second Offaly point after the Leinster champions had missed three chances, but Corbett responds with a sublime pick-up and strike across the shoulder. Faithful aptain Dan Ravenhill (free) ties the scores up for the third time.


All-Ireland MHC final: Offaly 0-1 Tipperary 0-2

Daniel Hand equalises either side of pointed Tipp frees from Daniel Corbett and Ciaran Foley.


Game on!

Referee Shane Hynes from Galway gets us started.


Both teams go into a huddle prior to throw-in. Now it's time for the national anthem. Who will take the silverware?


Offaly beat Laois in the Leinster final and accounted for Clare in their All-Ireland semi-final.


Tipp have had a real never-say-die attitude this summer as they defeated Clare after a penalty shoot-out in the Munster final before an injury-time surge saw them past Galway in their All-Ireland semi-final.


The 2022 All-Ireland MHC final will begin in less than ten minutes - a huge occasion in Nowlan Park for these young men from Tipp and Offaly.


Throw-in in the first of today's big games is just over three hours away. I'll be back later with full text commentary on both matches.


In the U17 grade, meanwhile, at Nowlan Park, the Premier County and the Faithful County do battle for the right to be crowned All-Ireland minor champions.


With an All-Ireland berth up for grabs, the scene is set for what should be a fascinating encounter at GAA HQ.


The Tribesmen, meanwhile, lost the Leinster final to Kilkenny, whom they had beaten in the group stage, also drawing with Wexford and seeing off Dublin, Laois and Westmeath to top the group. After their provincial final setback (their sole defeat of the summer thus far), Henry Shefflin's charges got back on track with a one-point All-Ireland quarter-final triumph over Cork a fortnight ago.


All-Ireland SHC semi-final:

The Treaty County - who are bidding for a third successive Liam MacCarthy Cup success and fourth in five seasons - arrive at the penultimate stage of the All-Ireland as Munster champions, having beaten Clare in the provincial final after extra time. They defeated Cork, Waterford and Tipperary in the group stage and a draw with the Banner County in Round Four means they are unbeaten in this year's championship.


A huge day of hurling

Holders Limerick and Galway clash at Croke Park (3:30) for the right to face Kilkenny in this year's All-Ireland SHC final, while Offaly and Tipperary face off in the 2022 All-Ireland MHC decider in Kilkenny at 1:30.

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