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Three Red Cards As Tipperary See Off Galway To Advance To All-Ireland U21 Final

Tipperary will face Cork in the U21 All Ireland final after overcoming the challenge of holders Galway at the Gaelic Grounds.

Galway defeated Wexford after extra time of the Leinster final to advance to this stage, facing Tipperary who were routed by Cork in the Munster equivalent.

Tipperary weren’t about to fear a similar result in the early going, having a three point lead ten minutes in.

Galway had only scored twice from nine attempts at this stage, and the Premier County extended their lead to four with 20 minutes on the clock.

A goal would soon follow, as Mark Keogh fired in a great effort from the left.

Things got worse for Galway on the half hour mark, as Brian Concannon was sent off for an off the ball incident. Jake Morris scored in added time to give Tipp a commanding 2-13 to 0-9 lead at the break.

They maintained their ten point lead for a period, but goalscorer Mark Keogh was given his marching orders after a clash with the Galway keeper. The Tribesmen seized the initiative, reeling off points before Jack Grealish put it into the net, making it a four point game with 12 minutes to go.

The margin stayed roughly the same as the match approached full time, but seven added minutes gave Galway hope of a remarkable comeback.

Their ambitions were dashed with a second red card however, as Cian Salmon appeared to kick his opponent in the groin.

Ger Browne scored Tipp’s third goal for good measure, with the game ending 3-17 to 1-17.

Tipperary now look to gain a measure of revenge on the Rebels in the Final, which is scheduled for the weekend of the 25/26th of August.

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