Shane Stapleton and Shane Brophy of the Nenagh Guardian preview the final four clashes in the Tipperary club hurling championship.
Given the drama that unfolded at Semple Stadium over the weekend, the locals will wonder if they can take another bout of heartstopping action.
Thurles Sarsfields, Borris-Ileigh, Toomevara and Clonoutly-Rossmore all bowed out of the Tipperary hurling championship, with Nenagh Eire Og, Drom-Inch, Kiladangan and Loughmore-Castleiney respectively making it through to the final four.
Drom and Borris went to penalties after normal and extra time failed to separate the teams, with goalkeeper Eoin Collins proving the hero for the men in green.
Manager James Woodlock, who will now plot the downfall of 2019 finalists Kiladangan, felt that more extra time might have sufficed on Sunday evening.
“Yeah, I would have to be fair and if I was given the offer with Borris, I’d have given it to them all day long.
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“Absolutely, I would have had. I think it’s a fair way to end a game. Look, it is the way it is. We didn’t have it prepared to take penalties.
“But we’ve quality shooters all the same and I was really happy with the boys. I called them into a huddle there and I said, ‘Lads, look I need five penalty takers and I need five leaders.’
“And the five leaders stood up, the boys that I expected to take it. There was two or three more champing at the bit and they had a little argument, and five stood up to take the penalties and I was really happy.”
Seamus Callanan scored one of the penalties and, along with the impacts of substitutes David Butler and Johnny Campion, helped ultimately turn the game the way of Drom.
Nenagh gave the standout performance the weekend in how they saw off Thurles, with Jake Morris‘ hat-trick comprising the highlights of the hour.
Noel McGrath and his young brother John are chasing dual glory this year, but will have their work cut out against Nenagh.
Shane Brophy also talks about the Tipperary football semi-final this weekend and the Seamus O Riain Cup, where his native Lorrha produced a sensational goal against Templederry at the weekend.
Seniors had a fantastic win in Cloughjordan today in Seamus Ó Riain QF.
Lorrha 4-21 Templederry 2-22.
This stunning team goal involving Eoin McIntyre, Bonner Maher and Colm Fogarty was the highlight of the day.
Lads are through to the semi-final against Killenuale.
🔵⚪ pic.twitter.com/hjgQfs2oiF— Lorrha GAA (@LorrhaGAA) August 30, 2020
Click play on the video at the top of the page to see the preview.
Tipperary semi-final draw
Nenagh Eire Og v Loughmore-Castleiney
Kiladangan v Drom-Inch
Video time stamps (approx)
02:00 Nenagh beating Thurles
04:00 Is this the end of Lar Corbett?
06:30 Jake Morris hat-trick
07:30 Loughmore-Castleiney beating Clonoulty-Rossmore
12:00 Loughmore-Castleiney v Nenagh verdict
14:30 Kiladangan’s win over Toomevara
16:30 Drom-Inch beating Borris-Ileigh
20:00 Borris-Ileigh losing their county title
25:30 Kiladangan v Drom-Inch verdict
28:00 Tipperary football semi-final: Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Clonmel Commercials
31:00 Lorrha and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher