All-Ireland minor hurling final replay: Tipp too good for Dubs

Updated: September 30, 2012

Tipperary have won their first All-Ireland minor hurling title since 2007 with a comprehensive 2-18 to 1-11 win over Dublin at GAA headquarters.

The Munster kingpins shot just two wides throughout the 60 minutes with right half forward John McGrath striking 10 points.

The win was an awful lot easier than either side would have expected with William Maher’s team more than good value for their 10 point triumph over Shay Bowlan’s charges.

The Premier County learned their lessons from the drawn game with the changes they made working the oracle.  Dylan Fitzell had a big impact with Stephen Cahill doing well in the middle of the field and they were able to open up space for their forward line with Gallagher in particular excelling.

The manner of the defeat was heartbreaking for Dublin as the Metropolitans have now lost their second All-Ireland minor hurling in two years.

Tipperary captain Bill Maher was an outstanding performer on the day and a lot can be expected to be seen of him in the future.

Tipperary had the game sown up by the end of the first half with quality goals from the excellent McCarthy and man of the match Tadhg Gallagher effectively sealing Dublin’s fate before the short whistle had blown Tipperary’s half forward line of Fitzell Seán Maher totally dominated.

A last minute goal from Óisín O’Rourke was no more than a consolation for a game but outclassed Dublin.

William Hill Sports

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