Brilliant game of hurling in Thurles. Tipperary showed great passion and determination but just ran out of steam at the end of extra time.
Richie Hogan and Eddie Brennan seemed like they could run all day at the end, although how Brennan was still on the field I don’t know after he charged with the elbow into Paul Curran’s face. Curran got up quickly which misled the referee, it was still a red card offence. The ref seemed very flaky all through, letting lots of dodgy tackles go then blowing for silly offences near the end.
It’s another title for the cats but at least Tipperary redeemed themselves from the hammering in the previous encounter and offered us some hope that there might be some challenge to the Kilkenny 4 in a row quest come championship time.
Waterford win league title
Kilkenny cruise to another Leinster title.
New Poll: Who’ll win the Hurling League