Double attractions on hurling finals replay day

25 September 2012
Replays are rare events in GAA Hurling All-Ireland finals and when you get two on the one day, it really makes for a special occasion.

That's the treat in store for hurling followers in Croke Park next Sunday when Dublin and Tipperary replay the Electric Ireland minor final at 1.15 followed by the senior replay between Galway and Kilkenny at 3.30.

It will be first senior final replay since Waterford beat Kilkenny in 1959. The last minor replay was in 2004 when Galway beat Kilkenny.

It will be the first time in championship history that both the minor and senior finals will be replayed on the same day.

GALWAY v KILKENNY
Paths to the final
Galway
Galway 5-19 Westmeath 4-12 (Leinster quarter-final)
Galway 5-23 Offaly 3-15 (Leinster semi-final)
Galway 2-21 Kilkenny 2-11 (Leinster final)
Galway 0-22 Cork 0-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)
Galway 2-13 Kilkenny 0-19 (All-Ireland final)
Average For: 3-19; Average Against: 2-14

Galway scorers
Joe Canning…………1-41 (0-25 frees, 0-6 '65's)
David Burke…………4-6
Niall Burke…………..1-15 (0-6 frees, 0-2 '65s')
Damien Hayes……….1-10
Cyril Donnellan……..1-9
Conor Cooney…….....2-2
James Regan…………1-5
Andy Smith…………..1-3
Iarla Tannian………..0-4
Davy Glennon………..1-0
Tadhg Haran………..0-1
David Collins………...0-1
Niall Donohue...............0-1

Kilkenny
Kilkenny 2-21 Dublin 0-9 (Leinster semi-final)
Galway 2-21 Kilkenny 2-11 (Leinster final)
Kilkenny 4-16 Limerick 1-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
Kilkenny 4-24 Tipperary 1-15 (All-Ireland semi-final)
Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 2-13 (All-Ireland final)
Average For: 2-20; Average Against: 1-16

Kilkenny scorers
Henry Shefflin……………..3-47 (0-39 frees, 1-0 pen 0-1 '65'))
Richie Power………………1-11 (0-2f, 0-2 '65s')
Richie Hogan………………1-4
TJ Reid…………………….3-6
Colin Fennelly……………..1-3
Aidan Fogarty……………..2-6
Eoin Larkin……………….1-5
Michael Fennelly…………..0-2
Paddy Hogan………………0-2
Michael Rice……………….0-2
Tommy Walsh……………..0-1
Cillian Buckley…………….0-1
Brian Hogan……………….0-1

Galway v Kilkenny: Fifth Clash of the Year Coming Up
This will be the fifth Galway-Kilkenny clash this year with the results going 2-1 to Kilkenny with one draw in the four meetings so far. Galway 2-13 Kilkenny 0-19 (All-Ireland final, Croke Park, September 9)

A goal from Joe Canning in the 8th minute set Galway on their way to an interval lead of 1-9 to 0-7. Galway led by 1-10 to 0-8 after 38 minutes before Kilkenny scored six points to lead by one. A Galway goal in the55th minute by Niall Burke regained the lead for Galway but Kilkenny out-scored their rivals by 0-5 to 0-2 to lead by a point in stoppage time before Canning levelled it up with a late free.

Galway 2-21 Kilkenny 2-11 (2012 Leinster final, Croke Park, July 8)
Incredibly, Galway had scored 1-6 before Kilkenny scored their first point in the 20th minute. Galway led by 2-11 to 0-1 after 30 minutes and by 2-12 to 0-4 at half-time. Goals by Richie Hogan and Henry Shefflin helped Kilkenny cut the deficit to eight points (2-17 to 2-9) after 54 minutes but Galway regained the initiative in the final quarter, which they won by 0-4 to 0-2. Kilkenny 3-26 Galway 0-10 (Allianz Hurling League, Nowlan Park, April 1) Kilkenny were out of sight by half time after goals by Eoin Larkin, TJ Reid and Matthew Ruth helped them to a lead of 3-12 to 0-6. The tempo dropped in a second half which Kilkenny won by 0-14 to 0-4 on what was a dismal day for Galway. Eoin Larkin (1-7), TJ Reid (1-6) and Matthew Ruth (1-1) were Kilkenny's top scorers.

Kilkenny 2-20 Galway 1-14 (Walsh Cup final, Pearse Stadium, February 12) Richie Power scored 0-11 as Kilkenny easily won the final of Leinster's pre- season tournament. Kilkenny led by 1-7 to 0-2 after fifteen minutes and by 1-13 to 1-7 at half-time. Joe Canning score 0-9 for Galway.

Previous Galway-Kilkenny All-Ireland final clashes
This will be the sixth All-Ireland final clash between the counties with Kilkenny having won three of the previous five, Galway winning one while there has been one draw. Galway's sole success came in 1987 when a team which featured current manager, Anthony Cunningham beat Kilkenny by six points. Kilkenny manager, Brian Cody was on the Kilkenny team that beat Galway in 1975.

2012: Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 2-13
1993: Kilkenny 2-17 Galway 1-15
1987: Galway 1-12 Kilkenny 0-9
1979: Kilkenny 2-12 Galway 1-8
1975: Kilkenny 2-22 Galway 2-10
Previous All-Ireland SH final replays
1959: Waterford 3-12 Kilkenny 1-10
1934: Limerick 5-2 Dublin 2-6
1931: Cork 5-8 Kilkenny 3-4
1908: Tipperary 3-15 Dublin 1-5
1905: Kilkenny 7-7 Cork 2-9

ALL-IRELAND HONOURS TABLE
Kilkenny are seeking to extend their lead to four at the top of the All-Ireland table. They trailed Cork by two at the end of 2005 but have since won five tiles to open a commanding lead at the top. Galway are seeking their fifth title, having previously won in 1923-80-87-88.

33: KILKENNY (1904-1905-1907-1909-1911-1912-1913-1922-1932-1933-1935-1939-1947-1957-1963-1967-1969-1972-1974-1975-1979-1982-1983-1992-1993-2000-2002-2003-2006-2007-2008-2009-2011).
30: Cork (1890-1892-1893-1894-1902-1903-1919-1926-1928-1929-1931-1941-1942-1943-1944-1946-1952-1953-1954-1966-1970-1976-1977-1978-1984-1986-1990-1999-2004-2005).
26: Tipperary (1887-1895-1896-1898-1899-1900-1906-1908-1916-1925-1930-
1937-1945-1949-1950-1951-1958-1961-962-1964-1965-1971-1989-1991-2001-2010)
7: Limerick (1897-1918-21-34-36-40-73).
6: Dublin (1889-1917-1920-1924-1927-1938).
6: Wexford (1910-1955-1956-1960-1968-1996)
4: GALWAY (1923-1980-1987-1988)
4: Offaly (1981-1985-1994-1998)
3: Clare (1914-1995-1997)
2: Waterford (1948-1959)
1: Kerry (1891)
1: Laois (1915)
1: London (1901)

HOW KILKENNY WON THEIR 33 ALL-IRELAND TITLES
1904 - Kilkenny 1-9 Cork 1-8
1905 - Kilkenny 7-7 Cork 2-9
1907 - Kilkenny 3-12 Cork 4-8
1909 - Kilkenny 4-6 Tipperary 0-12
1911 - Kilkenny 3-3 Tipperary 2-1
1912 - Kilkenny 2-1 Cork 1-3
1913 - Kilkenny 2-4 Tipperary 1-2
1922 - Kilkenny 4-2 Tipperary 2-6
1932 - Kilkenny 3-3 Clare 2-3
1933 - Kilkenny 1-7 Limerick 0-6
1935 - Kilkenny 2-5 Limerick 2-4
1939 - Kilkenny 2-7 Cork 3-3
1947 - Kilkenny 0-14 Cork 2-7
1957 - Kilkenny 4-10 Waterford 3-12
1963 - Kilkenny 4-17 Waterford 6-8
1967 - Kilkenny 3-8 Tipperary 2-7
1969 - Kilkenny 2-15 Cork 2-9
1972 - Kilkenny 3-24 Cork 5-11
1974 - Kilkenny 3-19 Limerick 1-13
1975 - Kilkenny 2-22 Galway 2-10
1979 - Kilkenny 2-12 Galway 1-8
1982 - Kilkenny 3-18 Cork 1-13
1983 - Kilkenny 2-14 Cork 2-12
1992 - Kilkenny 3-10 Cork 1-12
1993 - Kilkenny 2-17 Galway 1-15
2000 - Kilkenny 5-15 Offaly 1-14
2002 - Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 0-19
2003 - Kilkenny 1-14 Cork 1-11
2006 - Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 1-13
2007 - Kilkenny 2-19 Limerick 1-15
2008 - Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13
2009 - Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23
2011 - Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16

HOW GALWAY WON THEIR FOUR TITLES
1923: Galway 7-3 Limerick 4-5
1980: Galway 2-15 Limerick 3-9
1987: Galway 1-12 Kilkenny 0-9

1988: Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-14
TOP SCORERS - 2012 All-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The top ten are:
Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)..............3-47 (56)
Shane Dowling (Limerick)..............4-37 (49)
Patrick Horgan (Cork)....................1-42 (45)
Joe Canning (Galway)....................2-41 (47)
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)

DUBLIN v TIPPERARY
Paul Winters pointed a late free to earn Dublin a replay in the Electric Ireland minor final. Dublin led by three points at half-time but Tipperary raised their game in the second half and seemed set for victory until Winters earned Dublin a late reprieve.

Paths to the final
Dublin 4-24 Carlow 0-3 (Leinster quarter-final)
Dublin 1-12 Kilkenny 0-10 (Leinster semi-final)
Dublin 2-15 Wexford 1-14 (Leinster final)
Dublin 4-14 Clare 2-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)
Dublin 1-16 Tipperary 2-13 (All-Ireland final)
Tipperary 6-21 Kerry 0-11 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 2-25 Waterford 0-12 (Munster semi-final)
Tipperary 1-16 Clare 1-12 (Munster final)
Tipperary 2-16 Galway 1-14 (All-Ireland semi-final)
Tipperary 2-13 Dublin 1-6 (All-Ireland final)

Previous Dublin -Tipperary Minor finals
2012: Dublin 1-16 Tipperary 2-13
1954: Dublin 2-7 Tipperary 2-3
1953: Tipperary 8-6 Dublin 3-6
1952: Tipperary 9-9 Dublin 3-2
1946: Dublin 1-6 Tipperary 0-7
1945: Dublin 3-14 Tipperary 4-6

All-Ireland Minor Hurling - Roll of Honour
20 - Kilkenny (1931-35-36-50-60-61-62-72-73-75-77-81-88-90-91-93-2002-2003-2008-2010)
18 - Cork (1928-37-38-39-41-51-64-67-69-70-71-74-78-79-85-95-98-2001)
18 - TIPPERARY (1930-32-33-34-47-49-52-53-55-56-57-59-76-80-82-96-2006-2007)
9 - Galway (1983-92-94-99-2000-2004-2005-2009-2011)
4 - DUBLIN (1945-46-54-65)
3 - Wexford (1963-66-68)
3 - Limerick (1940-58-84)
3 - Offaly (1986-87-89)
2 - Waterford (1929-48)
1 - Clare (1997)

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, 3.30.