The clash of the champions in the Mid Tipperary senior hurling championship semi-final ended in stalemate at Templetuohy yesterday as county champions Drom-Inch, courtesy of a pointed free by Johnny Ryan with the last puck of extra-time, forced a 2-21 each draw with Loughmore-Castleiney, the divisional champions, in a thrilling contest.
GOALS were the difference in this meeting of neighbours in the Tipperary SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium yesterday, the two second-half three-pointers by Mid-Tipp champions Drom & Inch enough to ease them onto a semi-final meeting with reigning champions Toomevara next Sunday at the same venue.
Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy may have guided the Premier county to their 19th National League success but the Portroe man, speaking afterwards, was keen to stress that Tipp's Munster championship semi-final against Cork is not far around the corner.
NOT a red card in sight. Instead, a cracking contest in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, played in the fine spirit which embellishes the game of hurling when showcased at its best and, by general consensus, the Allianz National League title was won by the best team on the day.