Tipperary v Galway July 25th 2010, Facts and Stats

gaa-logo3Team Announcement

The team will be announced by email and local radio at 9pm on Thursday July 22nd. It will be posted here and on the Tipperary GAA website shortly after 9pm.

Player Profiles

A full list of player profiles can be found on the Tipperary GAA web site – click on the following link to view this information – http://tipperary.gaa.ie/seniorhurlingplayerprofiles.html

Management Profiles

Liam Sheedy (Portroe), Eamon O’Shea (Kilruane MacDonaghs) and Michael Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane) are in their third season in charge of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team.

Liam Sheedy, who is team manager, was previously a senior hurling selector in 2003 and was Manager of the Tipperary Minor Hurling team in 2005 and 2006, winning an All-Ireland title in 2006. He also served as Manager of the Intermediate Hurling team. He played 7 senior hurling championship games for Tipperary between 1997 and 1999. He won Munster and All Ireland U-21 hurling championships in 1989, a Munster U-21 hurling championship in 1990 and a Munster minor hurling championship in 1987. He won a NHL title in 1999. He also won Munster and All-Ireland junior hurling championship medals in 1989 and 1991.

Eamon O’Shea who is team coach, played 5 senior hurling championship games for Tipperary between 1979 and 1986. He also played senior inter-county hurling with Dublin. He won Munster and All-Ireland minor hurling championships with Tipperary in 1976, Munster and All-Ireland U-21 hurling championships in 1979, a Munster U-21 hurling championship in 1978 and a NHL title in 1979. He won 4 County SH championships with Kilruane MacDonaghs and won an All-Ireland club title with them in the 1985/86 season.

Michael Ryan played 24 senior hurling championship games for Tipperary in a senior inter-county career that started in 1991 versus Limerick and ended with his retirement in 2000. He won Munster and All-Ireland SH championships in 1991. He won Munster and All Ireland U-21 hurling championships in 1989, a Munster U-21 hurling championship in 1990 and a Munster minor hurling championship in 1987. He also won two NHL titles in 1994 and 1999.


Dr. Cian O’Neill from the Moorefield Club in Kildare and a lecturer and course director in Sports Science in University of Limerick (UL) is the team trainer. He has extensive experience training club, colleges and inter-county teams including the Limerick senior footballers.

SHC 2010

Tipperary 0-21 Offaly 1-12 O’Moore Park Portlaoise SHC Qualifier 18/7/10

Tipperary 3-24 Wexford 0-19 Semple Stadium SHC Qualifier 3/7/10

Cork 3-15 Tipperary 0-14 Páirc Uí Chaoimh Munster SHC Q/f 30/5/10

Tipperary Team v Offaly 18/7/10

B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Fanning, C O’Mahony (0-1f), Padraic Maher; B Maher (0-2), D Young; G Ryan (0-3), S McGrath (0-1), Patrick Maher; N McGrath (0-1), L Corbett (0-2), E Kelly (0-11, 8f, 2 65s)

Subs used: S Callanan for Patrick Maher (56 mins), S Hennessy for Young (61), P Bourke for N McGrath (62), C O’Brien for B Maher (67), J O’Brien for S McGrath (69).

Tipperary Team v Wexford 3/7/10

B Cummins; M Cahill, D Fanning, C O’Brien; D Young (0-3), C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; B Maher, S McGrath; G Ryan (0-4), S Callanan (0-1), Patrick Maher (0-2); N McGrath (0-3, 1f), L Corbett (2-3), E Kelly (0-8, 3f, 2 65s).

Subs: P Curran for Fanning (inj, 2 – blood sub), J O’Brien for Callanan (50), S Hennessy for Kelly (58), D Egan (1-0) for S McGrath (64), S Maher for B Maher (68), M Heffernan for Ryan (70).

Tipperary Team v Cork 30/5/10

B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Maher, P Curran; D Fanning, C O’Mahony, M Cahill; B Maher (0-1), S McGrath; N McGrath, S Callanan (0-1), J O’Brien (0-2); E Kelly (0-7, 0-5f, 0-2 ’65), L Corbett (0-2).

Subs: S Hennessy for O’Meara ’43, G Ryan for C O’Mahony ’57, T Hammersley (0-1) for N McGrath ’62, J Brennan for J O’Brien ’66, C O’Brien for McGrath ’68.


26 players lined out for Tipperary during the 3 matches


12 players have scored to date in the championship led by Eoin Kelly (0-26), Lar Corbett (2-6), and Gearóid Ryan (0-7)

NHL 2010


Sunday February 28th in Dublin Dublin 1-21 Tipperary 1-12

Sunday March 7th in Thurles Tipperary 1-14 Kilkenny 0-13

Sunday March 14th in Thurles Tipperary 2-17 Galway 0-14

Sunday March 21st in Limerick Tipperary 2-23 Limerick 0-8

Sunday March 28th in Thurles Tipperary 1-19 Waterford 2-16

Sunday April 4th in Cork Cork 1-16 Tipperary 1-15

Sunday April 18th in Tullamore Tipperary 1-18 Offaly 2-14


32 players lined out for Tipperary during the 7 matches


20 players scored during the NHL led by Eoin Kelly (2-35), Timmy Hammersley (1-12), Lar Corbett (0-11), Seamus Callanan (1-8)

Previous Meetings between Tipperary and Galway:

Championship – 24 meetings, Tipperary won 18, Galway won 6, 0 draws.

League – 65 meetings, Tipp won 42, Galway won 18,  5 draws.

Championship Meetings

1/1/1888 All Irl Final (1887) Birr Tipperary 1-1 Galway 0-0

17/12/1899 All Irl S/F (1898) Athenry Tipperary 3-14 Galway 1-3

21/9/1902 All Irl Final (1900) Terenure Tipperary 6-13 Galway 1-5

8/9/1907 All Irl S/F (1906) Limerick Tipperary 7-14 Galway 0-2

14/2/1909 All Irl S/F (1908) Limerick Tipperary 5-15 Galway 1-0

17/10/1909 All Irl S/F Limerick Tipperary 6-7 Galway 5-7

22/10/1916 All Irl S/F AthloneT Tipp 8-1 Galway 0-0 (Unfinished – Galway refused to return for the 2nd half).

26/8/1923 All Irl S/F (1922) Galway Tipperary 3-2 Galway 1-3

23/11/1924 All Irl S/F Croke Park Galway 3-1 Tipperary 2-3

6/9/1925 All Irl Final Croke Park Tipperary 5-6 Galway 1-5

17/8/1930 All Irl S/F Birr Tipperary 6-8 Galway 2-4

13/8/1950 All Irl S/F Tuam Tipperary 4-7 Galway 2-6

7/9/1958 All Irl Final Croke Park Tipperary 4-9 Galway 2-5

2/7/1961 Munster SHC S/F Ennis Tipperary 7-12 Galway 5-6

15/8/1971 All Ireland S/F Birr Tipperary 3-26 Galway 6-8

9/8/1987 All Irl S/F Croke Park Galway 3-20 Tipperary 2-17

4/9/1988 All Irl Final Croke Park Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-14

6/8/1989 All Irl S/F Croke Park Tipperary 1-17 Galway 2-11

4/8/1991 All Irl S/F Croke Park Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-9

8/8/1993 All Irl S/F Croke Park Galway 1-16 Tipperary 1-14

23/7/2000 All Irl Q/F Croke Park Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15

9/9/2001 All Irl Final Croke Park Tipperary 2-18 Galway 2-15

13/7/2003 All Irl Qualifier Pearse Stadium Tipperary 1-18 Galway 1-17

31/7/2005 All Irl Q/F Croke Park Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18.

Tipperary’s top scorers in last ten championship meetings with Galway-

1971 Michael ‘Babs’ Keating 2-12

1987  Pat Fox 2-1

1988  Nicky English 0-6

1989  Nicky English 0-8

1991  Michael Cleary 1-9

1993  Michael Cleary 0-8

2000  John Leahy 0-4

2001  Mark O’ Leary 2-1 and Eoin Kelly 0-7

2003  Benny Dunne 1-1 and Lar Corbett 0-4

2005  Eoin Kelly 1-9


Liam Sheedy v Galway

Tipperary’s Manager Liam Sheedy won a National League medal, at left corner back ,on the team which beat Galway, in the 1999  final at Ennis.

Michael Ryan v Galway

Current Selector, Michael Ryan, who also lined out in the number four jersey, was a winner in the 1993/94 success over the Westerners, at the Gaelic Grounds

Eamon O’Shea v Galway

Present Coach, Eamon O’Shea was right half forward on the team which beat Galway in the 1978/79 league final, also at Limerick. Eamon resides in Galway.

John McIntyre

Galway’s Manager, John McIntyre from Lorrha, was a Tipperary star in the 1980s and his Centenary Year Munster final performance, against Cork in Semple Stadium, is still recalled when that game is discussed. John made his championship debut for Tipperary against Clare in 1983 and was first choice centre back for the championships of 1983 ,’84 and ‘85. He made his eighth and final championship appearance, as a substitute, in the 1986 Munster semi final loss to Clare at Ennis. His goalkeeper, in the Munster campaigns of 1983 to 1985 was John Sheedy, a brother of current Tipp manager, Liam. Prior to his appointment in the West, John McIntyre had been Offaly Senior Hurling Manager on 2 separate occasions.

Lar Corbett

Lar played against Galway twice in the championship, winning in 2001 (scored 0-2) and 2003 (scored 0-4). He didn’t play in the All Ireland Quarter Final of 2005 due to injury.

Lar has played against eleven of the twelve teams which participated with Tipperary in this year’s Mac Carthy Cup. The only county he has not played championship hurling against is Carlow. His most frequent opponents have been Limerick – 8 meetings , followed by Clare and Cork 6 each, Waterford 5, Wexford 4, Kilkenny and Offaly 3 each, Galway 2, Antrim, Dublin and Laois 1 each.

Lar has finished best against Limerick (4-9 in total) and only failed to score in eight of his 40 championship appearances. He has scored in each of his last 15 games.

Championship appearances – Played 40, Won 24, Drew 4, Lost 12. Scored 15-53. Average – 2.45 points per game. Started 32 games, came on as a substitute 8 times

Tony Reddin

Famed former Tipperary goalkeeper, Tony Reddin, regarded as hurling’s best ever ‘keeper, is a native of Mullagh, County Galway. Now 91 years old, Tony played for his native club and the Lorrha Dorrha club in Tipperary. In a 10 year career with Tipperary he won 3 All Ireland medals in 1949, 1950 and 1951.

Seamus Shinners

Seamus Shinners from Newport moved in the opposite direction to Tony Reddin – he played in goals for Galway in their 1979 All Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny.

3 Tipp Managers in Croke Park

3 of the teams in Sunday’s quarter finals will be Tipperary men – Liam Sheedy (Tipp), John McIntyre (Galway) and Dinny Cahill (Antrim)

Tipp in Croke Park

2010 will be the 6th successive year that Tipperary will play championship hurling in Croke Park and it will be the 10th year of the last 11 that they have done so. 2004 was the only year they missed out having lost to Cork in Killarney in the qualifiers.

Championship Debutants under Liam Sheedy

Liam Sheedy has given 15 players championship debuts in his 2 seasons as Tipp SH Manager: Seamus Callanan, Darren Gleeson, Timmy Hammersley, Michael Heffernan, Seamus Hennessy, Pat Kerwick, Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Patrick Maher, Noel McGrath, Conor O’Brien, Brian O’Meara, Gearóid Ryan, Paddy Stapleton and David Young. 6 of them made their debuts in 2010 – Hammersley, Heffernan, Hennessy, Patrick Maher, O’Meara and Young.

Padraic Maher – The 700 Minute Man

All Star full back and captain of the Tipperary U-21 team, Padraic Maher, is the only player to have played for all 70 minutes in each of Tipp’s 10 games in League and Championship this year. He is also the only player to have played in all 10 games. Mullinahone clubmates, Eoin Kelly and Paul Curran have each played in 9 games. Kelly missed the League game v Waterford while Curran missed the League game against Cork. That was the only League or championship game Curran missed in 2009 and 2010.

Twice in Quarter Finals

Tipp and Galway have met twice in quarter finals, 2000 and 2005 with Galway winning on both occasions. Their 2010 meeting is again after a 5 year interval.

Tipp in All Ireland SHC Qualifiers, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals 1997 to 2010

Played 27: Won 16 Drew 1 Lost 10


July 26: Clones Quarter Final Tipperary 3-24 Down 3-8

Aug 17: Croke Park Semi Final Tipperary 2-16 Wexford 0-15

Sep 14: Croke Park Final Clare 0-20 Tipperary 2-13






July 23: Croke Park Quarter Final Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-15


Aug 12: Croke Park Semi Final Tipperary 1-16 Wexford 3-10 (Draw)

Aug 18: Croke Park Replay Tipperary 3-12 Wexford 0-10

Sep 9: Croke Park Final Tipperary 2-18 Galway 2-15


July 13: Portlaoise Qualifier Tipperary 2-19 Offaly 1-9

July 28: Croke Park Quarter Final Tipperary 1-25 Antrim 2-12

Aug 18: Croke Park Semi Final Kilkenny 1-20 Tipperary 1-16


Jun 14: Portlaoise Qualifier Rd 1 Tipperary 3-28 Laois 0-13

July 13: Galway Qualifier Rd 2 Tipperary 1-18 Galway 1-17

July 27: Croke Park- Quarter Final Tipperary 2-16 Offaly 2-11

Aug 17: Croke Park- Semi Final Kilkenny 3-18 Tipperary 0-15


Jun 26: Limerick Qualifier Rd 1 Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 2-12

July 10: Killarney Qualifier Rd 2 Cork 0-18 Tipperary 1-9


July 31: Croke Park Quarter Final Galway 2-20 Tipperary 2-18


July 23: Croke Park- Quarter Final Waterford 1-22 Tipperary 3-13


Jun 30: Semple Stad. Round 1 Tipperary 2-17 Offaly 2-13

July 7: Parnell Park Round 2 Tipperary 1-20 Dublin 1-11

July 14: Semple Stad. Round 3 Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-18

July 28: Croke Park Quarter Final Wexford 3-10 Tipperary 1-14


Aug 18: Croke Park Semi Final Waterford 1-20 Tipperary 1-18


Aug 16: Croke Park Semi Final Tipperary 6-19 Limerick 2-7

Sep 6: Croke Park Final Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23


July 3: Semple Stad Qualifier Rd 1 Tipperary 3-24 Wexford 0-19

July 18: Portlaoise Qualifier Rd 3 Tipperary 0-21 Offaly 1-12

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