Cats and Tipp must do it again

Kilkenny 2-14 Tipperary 2-14

Kilkenny 2-14 Tipperary 2-14

Kilkenny and Tipperary will clash again next Saturday after their drama-filled draw in today-s All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Championship final at Croke Park.

A goal from substitute Richie Hogan, three minutes into injury-time, kept the Cats in the hunt for a senior-U-21 double.

Five frees from 'Cha' Fitzpatrick handed Kilkenny a 0-09 to 0-08 interval lead – Darragh Egan (0-04) led the Tipp scoring.

Egan netted from a 21-metre free but Richie Power's rocket-like finish in the 48th-minute pegged it back to 1-13 apiece.

Niall Teehan then flicked home a second Tipp goal but despite having substitute Maurice Nolan sent off, the Cats lived to fight another day.

Kilkenny: L Tierney; K Joyce, J Tennyson, S Cummins; P Hartly, J Dalton, D Fogarty; J Fitzpatrick (0-06 (0-06f)), M Fennelly (capt); TJ Reid (0-01), A Murphy (0-03), P Hogan (0-02); A Healy, R Power (1-01), D McCormack.

Subs used: R Hogan (1-01) for Healy (40 mins), M Nolan for Hogan (56)

Tipperary: G Kennedy; P Stapleton, A Byrne, C O'Brien; D Young (capt) (0-01), JB McCarthy, S Horan; J Woodlock (0-02), S Lillis (0-03 (0-02f)); R O'Dwyer (0-01), N Teehan (1-01), D Sheppard (0-01); R Ruth, D Egan (1-05 (1-03f)), R McLoughney.

Subs used: D O'Hanlon for McLoughney, D Hickey for Ruth (both half-time), K Quinlan for McCarthy (50)

Referee: Michael Haverty (Galway)

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