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Callanan Finish The Highlight In Absorbing Half Of Hurling

What an absolutely enthralling first half… 

Wexford and Tipperary are serving up a cracking contest in Croke Park with both teams looking to earn the right to face Kilkenny in next month’s All-Ireland hurling final.

Wexford opened the scoring after just 14 seconds through Paudie Foley before Ronan Maher levelled matters. It was clear from the off that this was to be a classic.

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The Leinster champions started the brighter and could have had an early goal through Shaun Murphy, however, his effort was blocked down. They led by 0-4 to 0-2 and were looking much the better side when disaster struck.

Tipperary skipper, Seamus Callanan was put through on goal but instead of gathering possession he let the sliothar bounce before pulling on it and firing a rasper of a shot that nearly took the net off.

Despite the set-back, Wexford kept plugging away with Lee Chin proving to be his ever-reliable self from placed balls.

Soon rewarded Wexford were rewarded for their first-half performance with a much-deserved goal of their own through Conor McDonald.

We had goalkeeping saves, disallowed goals, great finished and excellent point taking… what a half of hurling that was!

Wexford lead at the break 1-14 to 1-12.

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