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2019 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 20 Championship Semi-Final – Tipperary 8-16 Wexford 1-15

August 4, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Tipperary defeated Wexford by 8-16 to 1-15 in the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 20 Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 4th at in Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Match Highlights

Goal rush sees Tipperary through to BGE All-Ireland U-20 Hurling final


Report By Paul Keane at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny for

Rampant Tipperary struck hard and early at Nowlan Park, burying Wexford with a four-goal first-half blast to secure their place in the Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland U-20 final in style.

Andrew Ormond’s First Tipperary Goal

The Munster champions – winners of the All-Ireland title last year when played at the U-21 grade – hit the ground running in front of 4,543 at the Kilkenny venue and opened up a 12-point lead by the 26th minute.

Billy Seymour’s First Tipperary Goal

It was virtually all over at that early stage for Wexford who were powerless to prevent Andrew Ormond, 2, Billy Seymour and Jake Morris all netting for Tipp. It means that Wexford have now bowed out of the minor, U-20 and senior championships at the semi-final stage.

Jake Morris First Half Tipperary Goal

Andrew Ormond’s Second Tipperary Goal

But for Tipp the potential for a dream U-20/senior double to match their U-21/senior win of 2010 – when Liam Sheedy was also in charge of the seniors – remains alive.

Morris, whose late goal won the Munster final for Tipp, is part of both setups and was a key figure for Liam Cahill’s side who added four more goals in the second-half.

Nenagh attacker Morris finished up with 1-5 and will be a marked man when Tipp play Cork in the August 24 decider in what will be a repeat of last year’s final, played at the U-21 grade, and the last two Munster finals.

Cork will have a thirst for revenge but this is a talented Tipp side that will be difficult to overcome with seniors Jerome Cahill, who struck two of the second-half goals, and Paddy Cadell also influential at the Kilkenny venue.

Jerome Cahill’s First Tipperary Goal

Jerome Cahill’s Second Tipperary Goal

Sean Keane Carroll struck Wexford’s only goal in the 27th minute but the Leinster finalists still trailed by 4-6 to 1-7 at the break.

Tipp piled on the misery with Cahill swooping for 32nd and 43rd minute goals. Remarkably, there was still room for two more majors with sub Sean Hayes cracking home the seventh and Seymour wrapping up the rout with a 56th minute goal.

Sean Hayes Second Half Tipperary Goal

Billy Seymour’s Second Tipperary Goal

As if to underline Tipp’s dominance and the breath of their panel, subs Hayes, Joe Fogarty and Darragh Woods contributed 1-4 between them as they pushed hard for places in the final team later this month.

Tipperary scorers: Jake Morris 1-5 (0-1f), Andrew Ormond 2-1, Billy Seymour 2-1, Jerome Cahill 2-1, Sean Hayes 1-1, Conor Bowe 0-2, Darragh Woods 0-2 (0-1f), Joe Fogarty 0-1, Bryan O’Mara 0-1, Johnny Ryan 0-1.

Wexford scorers: Ross Banville 0-8 (0-8f), Sean Keane Carroll 1-0, Sean O’Connor 0-2, Diarmuid Doyle 0-2, Niall Murphy 0-1, Conall Clancy 0-1,Chris Turner 0-1.

Jerome Cahill Man of the Match

TIPPERARY: Aaron Browne; Craig Morgan, Eoghan Connolly, Conor McCarthy; Niall Heffernan, Paddy Cadell, Bryan O’Mara; Ciaran Connolly, Johnny Ryan; Conor Bowe, Jerome Cahill, Gearoid O’Connor; Jake Morris, Billy Seymour, Andrew Ormond.
Subs: Sean Hayes for O’Connor 30, Kian O’Kelly for Ormond (41), Joe Fogarty for Morris (45), Darragh Woods for Cahill (49), Michael Purcell for McCarthy (51).

WEXFORD: James Lawlor; Eoin O’Leary, Eoin Molloy, Cathal O’Connor; Niall Murphy, Mike Kelly, Conor Scallan; Eoin Murphy, Jack Reck; Cian Fitzhenry, Charlie McGuckin, Conall Clancy; Sean Keane Carroll, Sean O’Connor, Ross Banville.
Subs: Chris Turner for Keane Carroll (h/t), Diarmuid Doyle for Sean O’Connor (41), Ben Maddock for Murphy (51), Ger Dempsey for Reck (53), James Byrne for Banville (58).

Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork).

Tipperary Manager Liam Cahill Interview

Team News

The Tipperary U20 panel to play Wexford in the Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland U20 Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday next, 4 August, has been announced by manager Liam Cahill.
There are no changes to the starting fifteen from that which started the recent Munster Final, as Andrew Ormond holds his place having come in, on the night, as a late replacement for the injured Seán Hayes.

The team lines out as follows –

1. Aaron Browne – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
2. Conor McCarthy – Nenagh Éire Óg
3. Michael Purcell – Thurles Sarsfields
4. Craig Morgan – Kilruane MacDonaghs (Capt.)
5. Eoghan Connolly – Cashel King Cormacs
6. Paddy Cadell – JK Brackens
7. Bryan O’Mara – Holycross-Ballycahill
8. Ciarán Connolly – Loughmore-Castleiney
9. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs
10. Gearóid O’Connor – Moyne-Templetuohy
11. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
12. Joe Fogarty – Moneygall
13. Andrew Ormond – JK Brackens
14. Billy Seymour – Kiladanagn
15. Conor Bowe – Moyne-Templetuohy

16. Eoin Collins – Drom-Inch
17. Niall Heffernan – Golden-Kilfeacle
18. Robbie Quirke – Toomevara
19. Conor Whelan – Carrick Davins
20. Darragh Woods – Holycross-Ballycahill
21. Kian O’Kelly – Kilruane MacDonaghs
22. Johnny Ryan – Arravale Rovers
23. Seán Hayes – Kiladangan
24. Cathal Bourke – Clonoulty-Rossmore

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August 4, 2019
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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