Shefflin’s Galway beat Cody’s Cats with last-gasp free

Shefflin’s Galway beat Cody’s Cats with last-gasp free

Conor Cooney was the Galway hero when he landed a no cost from length on the ideal to snatch victory in the remaining engage in of a thriller in Salthill as Henry Shefflin obtained the bragging legal rights in excess of his old mentor Brian Cody.

Kilkenny struck for an equalising target in the 3rd minute of injuries-time but Cooney stored his nerve to land the winner.

There was a tense handshake later on as Shefflin went to commiserate with Cody, with the Kilkenny supervisor obviously not happy with referee Colm Lyons just after a extraordinary contest.

The sides were being stage four periods in the opening fifty percent but Galway went in primary by 1-17 to 2-08 following a frenetic opening 50 {aa306df364483ed8c06b6842f2b7c3ab56b70d0f5156cbd2df60de6b4288a84f}.

Kilkenny captain Eoin Cody opted to participate in against the wind in the opening 50 percent and Galway arrived out of the blocks capturing three points in the opening two minutes with brothers Pádraic and Cathal Mannion locating their range along with their cousin Brian Concannon.

Pádraig Walsh settled Kilkenny with a point and then Cody, a nephew of Galway supervisor Shefflin, pointed just before he fired property the opening target following a excellent operate from Walter Walsh to lead by 1-02 to -03 right after just 6 minutes.

Galway got back again on degree conditions right after 12 minutes when Conor Cooney pointed a very long-assortment free of charge and attempts from Cianan Fahy and Joseph Cooney edged them in entrance.

TJ Reid, who missed two frees in the opening half, observed the range from 60 metres prior to Billy Ryan shot house their second intention soon after 16 minutes soon after a good go from Cody.

But with Galway executing multiple turnovers, they pulled absent with Tom Monaghan and Joseph Cooney both shooting 3 factors from participate in by the break, with the Tribesmen hitting 1-10 from turnovers prior to the interval.

A couple of Reid details just after his goalkeeper Eoin Murphy experienced caved from Fahy, edged Kilkenny 2-7 to -12 in entrance following 22 minutes but then Galway uncovered leading equipment and struck for 1-05 with no reply in a blistering 10-minute spell.

Johnny Coen, a late substitute for Evan Niland, drilled house the goal after a turnover from Fahy and a go from Concannon and details followed with two apiece from Monaghan and Joseph Cooney, when Cathal Mannion picked off his second of the afternoon.

Adrian Mullen pulled back again the margin to 6 factors when he scored from the correct to go away it 1-17 to 2-08 at the interval.

Cianan Fahy of Galway battles with Kilkenny’s Mikey Carey

Conor Cooney prolonged the lead with his fourth no cost of the match a moment just after the restart but Kilkenny, who changed TJ Reid at the split with Tom Phelan, took around and landed the upcoming seven factors without the need of reply in a blistering interval of quick hurling with Walter Walsh incredibly powerful as the sides were being amount for a fifth time in the video game.

Galway weathered the storm properly and struck the subsequent 3 factors to guide by 1-21 to 2-15 after 59 minutes right before Alan Murphy bought his fourth position of the fifty percent with his 3rd free.

But Conor Cooney restored the intention direct with 7 minutes remaining and soon after Murphy and Concannon exchanged details, that was the gap between the sides likely into three minutes of stoppage time.

Then Kilkenny struck after 73 minutes when Cody set up sub John Donnelly and his shot located the net to tie the sides.

But there was nonetheless time for additional drama when Monaghan was fouled by Paddy Deegan and Cooney saved his nerve to steer the winner from 65 metres on the ideal in the 75th minute of a gripping contest.

Galway: Eanna Murphy Darren Morrissey, Daithi Burke, Jack Grealish Pádraic Mannion (-01), Gearóid McInerney, Fintan Burke (-02sl) David Burke (-01), Johnny Coen (1-00) Tom Monaghan (-03), Conor Cooney (-06f), Joseph Cooney (-04) Cathal Mannion (-02), Brian Concannon (-04), Cianan Fahy (-01).

Subs: Tiernan Killeen for Grealish (41-43 blood), Conor Whelan for Fahy (45), Gavin Lee for Grealish (52), TJ Brennan for Coen (72).

Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy Mikey Butler, Huw Lawlor, Tommy Walsh Mikey Carey (-01), Paddy Deegan, Conor Browne James Maher, Adrian Mullen (-01) Cillian Buckley, Pádraig Walsh (-02), TJ Reid (-03, 2f) Walter Walsh (-03), Billy Ryan (1-00), Eoin Cody (1-02).

Subs: Alan Murphy (-05, 1f) for Maher (31), Tom Phelan for Reid (half-time), David Blanchfield for Browne (42), John Donnelly (1-00) for Buckley (55), Martin Keoghan for Ryan (66).

Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork).