Adam Daly proved a hero as his penalty cemented Tipperary’s first minster hurling title at Munster in four years in an unprecedented and dramatic finish last night at the TUS Gaelic Grounds.
After an enthralling 80-minute saga that was level 11 times, it had to come down to penalties to finally separate these even neighbors for good.
Much like their pro football provincial woes against Limerick less than two weeks earlier, Clare failed to hit the net with her three while Tipperary was clinically efficient as goalkeeper Eoin Horgan, Paddy McCormack and Daly found the net to end a truly dramatic night in Limerick break up.
With just a point between the sides at half-time, at 0-10 to 0-9, in Tipperary’s favor, Clare, led by Jack O’Neill, stormed back into the contest at 0-17 up in the restart with eight of the next 11 points 0-13 to rise clearly in the last quarter.
With Tipperary also down to 14 after two quick bookings for captain Sam O’Farrell, Clare looked to have the advantage as they carried that four-point lead into the final 10 minutes.
Tipperary would reignite his challenge with a big hit from the bench when first a Sam Rowan equalizer was bolstered by points from Darragh McCarthy and Cathal English to take the lead in injury time.
It was Clare substitute Dylan Keane Hayes who emerged with the most critical result, however, when his dying point from the right wing forced the 1-18 to 0-21 overtime.
Still bogged down from the half-time mark in added time, a brace from Oisín Whelan brought balls that put Clare two ahead, only to be caught again as a point from Jack O’Callaghan from a pressured 50 yard equaliser was surpassed by Paddy McCormack fired the ball well on the finishing blow.
With the spotlight firmly on it, there was no doubt in the victories when it came to penalties as Clare had to stop two of their three from goalkeeper Horgan while Tipperary was on target on his way to a record 41st Munster Minor crown was.
Goalscorers – Tipperary: D Corbett 0-5 (4f); D McCarthy (1f), P McCormack (1f) 0-3 each; S Rowan 1-0; S O’Farrell, C Foley, J Egan, J O’Callaghan 0-2 each, C Martin, C English, J Ormond 0-1 each. Clare: O Whelan 0-9 (8f, 1’65); J O’Neill, J Organ 0-4 each; C Neylon, M Collins 0-2 each; J Hegarty, P Ó Sé, S Scanlan, D Keane Hayes 0-1 each.
Tipperary—E Horgan; C O’Donnell, A O’Halloran, J Quinlan; S O’Farrell, T Sheehan, J O’Callaghan; C Foley, A Daly; Phelan P, Egan J, Martin C; McCormack P, Delaney T, Corbett D. Subs: S. Rowan for Martin (45), D. McCarthy for Corbett (49), C. English for Foley (50), J. Ormond for Delaney (61), Delaney (et), E. Morris for O’Donnell (70), J Hayes for Delaney (70), Martin for Rowan (77).
Clare-M Sheedy; F Treacy, E Gunning, J Cahill; S McMahon, J Hegarty, R McNamara; P Ó Sé, M O’Halloran; J Organ, J O’Neill, M Collins; C Neylon, O Whelan, S Scanlan. Substitutes: D Keane Hayes for Collins (52), E O’Regan for O’Halloran (56), F Hegarty for Neylon (59), F Lyons for O’Regan (70), Neylon for Scanlan (77), Collins for organ (80).
Ref – N. Barry (Waterford).
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/tipperarys-adam-daly-makes-the-banner-minors-pay-penalty-in-shoot-out-drama-41641232.html Tipperary’s Adam Daly makes the Banner minors pay the fine in shootout drama