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Shane Stapleton and Meath coach Colm Nally preview the All-Ireland SFC semi-final match-up of Mayo v Tipperary

Shane Stapleton and Meath coach Colm Nally preview the All-Ireland SFC semi-final match-up of Mayo v Tipperary.

Meath coach Colm Nally dissects the systems of Mayo and Tipperary, and looks ahead to their clash this weekend.

It’s a second All-Ireland semi-final clash between the counties in four years, with Mayo
having won by five points in 2016.

PATHS TO THE SEMI-FINAL
MAYO

Mayo 2-15 Leitrim 0-10
Mayo 1-16 Roscommon 0-13
Mayo 0-14 Galway 0-13

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TOP SCORERS
Cillian O’Connor………..1-22 (0-13 frees, 0-2 ‘45s’)
Tommy Conroy…………..1-4
Diarmuid O’Connor……..1-1

TIPPERARY
Tipperary 2-11 Clare 1-11
Tipperary 1-15 Limerick 2-11 (aet)
Tipperary 1-12 Cork 0-13 (aet)

TOP SCORERS
Conor Sweeney……….1-18 (0-9 frees, 0-2 ‘mark’)
Liam Casey……………….1-4 (0-1 ‘mark)
Jack Kennedy……………0-5 (all frees)
Michael Quinlivan……..0-5 (0-1 free)

PREVIOUS MAYO-TIPPERARY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
This will be the sixth championship clash between them, with the previous four ending as follows.
2018: Mayo 1-19 Tipperary 1-11 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2016: Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2002: Mayo 0-21 Tipperary 1-14 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
1922: Tipperary 1-5 Mayo 1-0 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1919: Tipperary 2-2 Mayo 1-4 (All-Ireland semi-final)

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LAST FIVE SEMI-FINALS
MAYO

2019: Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10
2017: Mayo 2-16 Kerry 0-17 (replay)
2017: Mayo 2-14 Kerry 2-14 (draw)
2016: Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14
2015: Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 (replay)

TIPPERARY
2016: Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14
1925: Cavan 1-7 Tipperary 0-8
1922: Sligo 1-8 Tipperary 0-7
1920: Tipperary 1-5 Mayo 1-0
1918: Tipperary 2-2 Mayo 1-4

*Mayo are appearing in their 11th semi-final (including replays) since 2011, winning three, drawing three and losing four of the previous ten.
*Tipperary won nine Munster titles between 1888 and 1935 but All-Ireland semi-finals were not played in all of those years. Tipperary’s semi-final in 1935 ended in a two-point defeat by Cavan (1-7 to 0-8) and they lost to Mayo (2-13 to 0-14) in 2016.

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