2010 Tipperary senior hurling team season
|2010 Hurling Season|
|National League||Third in Division 1|
|Top scorer||Eoin Kelly (3-44)|
|Highest SHC attendance||81,765 vs Kilkenny|
|Lowest SHC attendance|
- 1 Tipperary Senior Hurling Squad 2010
- 2 Season Summary
- 2.1 2010 Waterford Crystal Cup
- 2.2 2010 National Hurling League
- 2.3 Division 1
- 2.4 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
- 2.5 Munster Senior Hurling Championship
- 2.6 All-Ireland Qualifiers
- 2.7 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
- 2.8 All Ireland Homecoming
- 2.9 Awards
- 2.10 Aftermath
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Tipperary Senior Hurling Squad 2010
- Statistics correct to the end of 2010 Season
|Brendan Cummins||1. Goalkeeper||Ballybacon-Grange||34||61||0||1|
|Darren Gleeson||1. Goalkeeper||Portroe||28||1||0||0|
|Paul Curran||2. Full Back||Mullinahone||28||32||0||0|
|Declan Fanning||2. Full Back||Killenaule||31||29||0||1|
|Pádraic Maher||2. Full Back||Thurles Sarsfields||20||10||0||0|
|Paddy Stapleton||2. Full Back||Borrisoleigh||24||10||0||0|
|David Young||2. Full Back||Toomevara||24||4||0||4|
|Michael Heffernan||2. Full Back||Éire Óg, Nenagh||20||1||0||0|
|Conor O'Brien||2. Full Back||Éire Óg Anacarty||25||10||0||0|
|Michael Cahill||2. Half Back||Thurles Sarsfields||21||5||0||0|
|Conor O'Mahoney||3. Half Back||Newport||25||27||0||6|
|Brendan Maher||3. Half Back||Borris-Ileigh||20||10||0||5|
|Shane Maher||3. Half Back||Burgess||28||7||0||1|
|Shane McGrath||4. Midfield||Ballinahinch||25||23||0||17|
|Benny Dunne||4. Midfield||Toomevara||29||35||4||29|
|Séamus Hennessy||4. Midfield||Kilruane MacDonaghs||20||3||0||1|
|Patrick 'Bonnar' Maher||4. Midfield||Lorrha-Dorrha||20||4||0||3|
|Hugh Maloney||4. Midfield||Éire Óg, Nenagh||26||18||0||5|
|Gearóid Ryan||4. Midfield||Templederry Kenyons||21||7||1||9|
|James Woodlock||4. Midfield||Drom-Inch GAA||23||12||0||5|
|Pat Kerwick||5. Half Forward||Killenaule||27||8||1||10|
|Séamus Callinan||5. Half Forward||Drom-Inch GAA||21||13||6||20|
|Paddy Fanning||5. Half Forward||Moneygall||24||0||0||0|
|Pa Bourke||5. Half Forward||Thurles Sarsfields||22||9||0||1|
|John O'Brien||5. Half Forward||Toomevara||27||21||2||28|
|Darragh Egan||5. Half Forward||Kildangan||24||12||3||8|
|Jody Brennan||5. Half Forward||Upperchurch-Drombane||26||1||0||0|
|Paul Kelly||5. Half Forward||Mullinahone||30||36||1||48|
|Timmy Hammersley||6. Full Forward||Clonoulty Rossmore||22||1||0||1|
|Noel McGrath||6. Full Forward||Loughmore-Castleiney||19||10||1||29|
|Eoin Kelly||6. Full Forward||Mullinahone||28||48||17||319|
|Lar Corbett||6. Full Forward||Thurles Sarsfields||28||42||16||58|
|Brian O'Meara||6. Full Forward||Kilruane MacDonaghs||20||2||0||0|
|Éamonn O'Shea||Selector||Kilruane MacDonaghs|
2010 Waterford Crystal Cup
On 26 January, Tipperay started the new hurling year with a 1-12 to 0-17 point defeat to Clare in Borrisoleigh in the Waterford Crystal Cup Quarter-Final. The game was physical from the throw in and Clare dominated the majority of the game. Clare put over many brilliant scorers with Tipp managing to keep in touch at half time, 0-10 to 0-6. Liam Sheedy decided tpo make some changes, bringing on Lar Corbett, Micheal Webster and Noel McGrath. Tipp never got within a point of Clare during the game. Eoin Kelly also missed a penalty chance at goal. Tipp's Noel McGrath got the only goal and Tipp were back within 2 points. Clare's backs never looked like being beaten and Tipp got the last point of the game.
2010 National Hurling League
After Tipp's first round game of the 2010 National Hurling League against Kilkenny called off twice due to bad weather, Tipps first game was against Dublin on the 28 February in Parnell Park. Tipp started the game by scoring a penalty in the first minute. Dublin then got 6 points in a row to gain a lead they would not surrender. The first half was evenly fought with both teams hitting over points with Dublin keeping their lead The first sight of the new rules was evident as Dublin got a goal by knocking the ball out of Tipp goalie Darren Gleeson's hands, which would have been called as a 'square ball' if the new rules were not in place. The second half began with Dublin taking the game and pulling away. Tipp and Dublin both scorned goal chances and both tems hitting many wides. The game ended 1-21 to 1-12.
Tipp finally got their first round game against Kilkenny underway on the 7 March 2010. Tipp started off well, matching Kilkenny point for point. Eoin Kelly putting over all his frees. It was a low scoring first half, with both teams putting over 6 points each. With a minute to go in the first half, Eoin Kelly got the ball and turned to his right, putting the ball in the back of the Kilkenny net to make it 1-6 to 0-6. Kilkenny got two points straight after the resumption, but Tipp kept putting over the points. Tipp would never relinquished the lead. With ten minutes to go, A me-lee started by the players escalated into a confrontation between manager's Brian Cody and Liam Sheedy, but the referee Barry Kelly quickly handled the situation. Tipp would make it 1-13 to 0-13 near the finish and sub Jody Brennan put over the insurance point at the death. Tipp winning 1-14 to 0-13.
Tipp got their third league game underway against Galway in Semple Stadium on the 14th of March. Tipp started out by giving away two early points, but a lucky goal from the '65 from Eoin Kelly, doubled on by John O'Brien and a point put them ahead. Galway still had the edge over Tipp and got into a 0-8 to 1-1 lead. Tipp finished off the half stronger, bring their deficit to 4 points, 0-13 to 1-6. The second half would be much different for both teams. Tipp hit three consecutive points, before Noel McGrath scored their second goal, leading 2-9 to 0-13. Galway would then score their first and only point of the second half, but Eoin Kelly hitting two more points to see a 2-12 to 0-14 lead. Tipp got five more points to close off the game, beating Galway 2-17 to 0-14.
Tipp's 4th round game was against Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. The game started off with Tipp and Limerick getting their opening points early on, but the contest ended there. Tipp went to score a goal after 25 minutes when Timmy Hammersley rasped in a shot. The half time score 1-10 to 0-2. The second half began with Limerick player Dean Madden being sent off and then substitute John O'Brien scored Tipps second goal, to make it 2-15 to 0-2. Tipp continued to hit points, but Limerick also hit six points in the second half. The score ended 2-24 to 0-8.
Tipp's 5th round game was against Waterford in Semple Stadium on the 28th of March. The game was 0-2 to 0-0 at 7 minutes with Tipp getting the first point nearly 10 minutes into the first half. Timmy Hammersley scored to bring it to a point. Tipp led by three points 0-9 to 0-6, before Stephen Molumphy scored the goal for Waterford to level it up. The first half ended with Tipp leading by a point, 0-13 to 1-9. The second half started out at blistering, near championship pace. Noel McGrath missed a penalty to put Tipp ahead but Noel McGrath made up for it with another strike later on, this time it was a goal. Waterford kept answering back with a well-struck 20 metre free from Eoin Kelly, which landed in the net. Tipp led by a point in the closing stages, but Eoin Kelly from Waterford slotted over a free to level it up. The referee, who added one minute of injury time, didn't play the minute and blew it up. The final score was 1-19 to 2-16.
Tipp's 6th round game was against Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on the 4th of April. Cork started off the better, getting two opening points, but Eoin Kelly levelled it up with two frees. Cork then took a four-point lead, 0-6 to 0-2. Both exchanged points, but Cork finished the half the stronger with a 0-11 to 0-7 scoreline, their last point coming from a free that resulted from a controversial line ball. The second half began with Tipp the stronger. Cork keeper Martn Coleman saved a rasping shot from Lar Corbett with Eoin Kelly failing to put in the rebound. Shane McGrath and Eoin Kelly scoring two points to put it 0-11 to 0-9. Two quick points from Paul Kelly resulted in 0-11 tally each, before Gearoid Ryan putting over the leading score. Paul Kelly then took on a massive run, running past the Cork backs before hitting a low shot into Cork's net to make it 1-12 to 0-11. Cork quickly responded with a shot saved by Brendan Cummins, but a good piece of skill saw Pat Horgan sending in the rebound. Cork quickly equalized, but Tipp kept putting over points. Cork finally got the leading score and then led by two with a great run from Shane O'Neill resulting in a scored free. Tipp brought it back to a point game, but couldn't find the equalizer. Cork winning the game 1-16 to 1-15.
Tipp's 7th and last round game was against Offaly in O'Connor Park, Tullamore on the 18th of April. Tipp started off well, getting a 0-4 to 0-2 lead, but Tipp and Offaly traded points afterwards. The game was close and at half time, the score was 0-11 to 0-7. The second half started out with Offaly taking the initiative and putting over the points. Tipp stayed ahead, but Offay's Shane Dooley got a goal. Tipp were now two points behind, but soon conceded another Shane Dooley goal within 2 minutes of his first one. Tipp started putting over points to bring the deficit down to two points. With injury time almost up, Tipp got a free on the 20 metre line. Seamus Callanan stepped up to take it. Only a goal would win the match, seeing as when the ball would go over a boundary, the game would be over. He took th ball and struck it low into the net to give Tipp a one-point win and third place in the league table.
- Kilkenny were placed ahead of Waterford as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (18 April at Nowlan Park: 1–20 to 2–12)
- Offaly were placed ahead of Dublin as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (14 March at O'Connor Park: 3–19 to 1–18)
|20 February 2010
|Tipperary||Postponed||Kilkenny||Semple Stadium, Thurles|
|23 February 2010
|Tipperary||Postponed||Kilkenny||Semple Stadium, Thurles|
|28 February 2010
|Dublin||1–21 – 1–12||Tipperary||Parnell Park, Donnycarney
Referee: J. Owens (Wexford).
|A McCrabbe 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 65), J McCaffrey 1-1, S Durkin, P Kelly 0-2 each, L Rushe, M OBrien, S Lambert, D Tracey, K Flynn 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-2f, 0-1 65), S Callinan 0-2, B Dunne, S Hennessy, N McGrath, L Corbett, D Fanning 0-1 each|
|7 March 2010
|Tipperary||1-14 - 0-13||Kilkenny||Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: B. Kelly (Westmeath)
|E Kelly 1-7 (0-6f), S McGrath 0-2, L Corbett 0-2, N McGrath, J O'Brien, J Brennan 0-1 each||Report||J Tennyson 0-3, J Mulhall 0-3, R Hogan 0-3 (0-3f), E Larkin, M Rice, T Walsh, J Tyrell 0-1 each|
|14 March 2010
|Tipperary||2-17 - 0-14||Galway||Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J. Sexton (Cork)
|E Kelly 0-5 (0-4f), L Corbett 0-4, S Callanan 0-4, N McGrath 1-1, J O'Brien 1-0, T Hammersley 0-2, S McGrath 0-1||Report||G Farragher 0-5 (0-4f), C Donnellan, A Callanan, I Tannian 0-2 each, A Harte, N Cahalan, J Gantley 0-1 each.|
|21 March 2010
|Limerick||0–8 – 2–24||Tipperary||Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: M. Wadding (Waterford)
|P McNamara (0-2f), G Mulcahy 0-2 each, B O'Sullivan, P Browne, R McKeogh, A Owens 0-1 each||Report||T Hammersley 1-4 (0-1f), S Hennessy 0-6, J O'Brien 1-2, E Kelly 0-5 (0-3f, 1'65), G Ryan, M Webster, J Devane 0-2, M Heffernan 0-1|
|28 March 2010
|Tipperary||1–19 – 2–16||Waterford||Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: C. McAllister (Cork)
|T Hammersley 0-6 (4f, 1'65), L Corbett 0-4, N McGrath 1-1, B Maher, G Ryan, P Kelly 0-2 each, J O'Brien, S Hennessy 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 1-7 (1-7f), S Molumphy 1-1, S O'Sullivan 0-3, D Shanahan 0-2, J Nagle, S Prendergast, J Mullane 0-1 each|
|4 April 2010
|Cork||1–16 – 1–15||Tipperary||Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: J. McGrath (Westmeath)
|P Horgan 1-7 (6f), C Naughton 0-3, T Kenny, J O'Connor 0-2 each, L McLoughlin, J Gardiner (f) 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 0-6 (5f), P Kelly 1-2, N McGrath 0-3, G Ryan 0-2, S McGrath, D Egan 0-1 each|
|18 April 2010
|Offaly||2–14 – 1–18||Tipperary||O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: B. Kelly (Westmeath)
|S Dooley 2-6 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘65), D Currams, J Bergin 0-2 each, R Hanniffy, S Kelly, C Parlon, B Carroll 0-1 each.||Report||E Kelly 0-7 (0-2f, 0-1 pen, 0-1 ‘65), S Callanan 1-2 (1-2f), S McGrath, S Hennessy 0-2 each, Padraic Maher, J Brennan, D Egan, M Heffernan, P Kerwick 0-1 each.|
2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Tipp started out their Munster championship campaign against Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on 30 May. The winner had the chance of playing Limerick in the semi-final, which for both teams would be a mis-match. In a competitive sense, a Munster Semi-final. Tipp started out getting a point in the opening few minute, but Cork soon replied. Tipp got two more points to make it a 0-3 to 0-1 lead, but Cork would soon lead. With just 13 minutes gone, Aisike O'hAilpin caught a ball above Padraig Maher and was brought down for a penalty. Pat Horgan had taken a penalty last year, but missed. This year he did the opposite and gave Cork a 1-1 to 0-3 lead. Lar Corbett had a chance beforehand to score a goal, but a great Save from Donal Óg sent it for a 65'. Cork then got two more points to get a three-point lead. Just a few minutes later, Cork would be up again and Pat Horgan cracked in another fine goal to give Cork a 2-5 to 0-9 lead at half time. Tipp would reduce the lead back to a point, but Cork answered them again. Cork would then score five points on the trot before Tipp would score again. With 10 minutes remaining, Cork's Jerry O'Connor gave a handpass to a free Aisike O'hAilpin who drove the ball into the net for the killing blow. Tipp would only score a small four points in the whole second half to be beaten by the Rebel's, 3-15 to 0-14 points.
Tipp's qualifier round 1 game was against Wexford in Semple Stadium on 3 July. The winner would go on while the loser's championship would be ended prematurely. Tipp started off well, and by half time they were 0-15 to 0-7 up. Right after the second half began, the game was effectively killed with two goals from Lar Corbett plus two points from play. The pace of the game slowed down and Tipp ran the game out winners on the scoreline 3-24 to 0-19.
Tipp's qualifier round 3 game was against Offaly in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise on 18 July. The winner would be back in an All-Ireland quarter final. Tipp and Offaly both started well, but Tipp started putting more points away and were leading by six points, 0-7 to 0-1 after 20 minutes. Tipp finished out the half with a 9-point lead, 0-14 to 0-5 points. Offaly battled hard in the second half, but Tipp kept putting away the points and never relinquished the lead below 8 points until the final minute of the game, when the Tipp backs were caught off guard and Offaly slotted home a goal to put the deficit to 6. The final score 0-21 to 1-12 to Tipp.
Tipp were back in Croke park once again for their All-Ireland quarter final clash with Galway. The game started out at a blistering pace with Tipp and Galway getting scores. It was 0-4 to 0-1 till Galway's Eanna Ryan made it 0-4 to 1-1 with a goal. It was point for point till the score was 1-3 to 0-6 then 'Bonnar' Maher caught a great ball and hand-passed it off to Eoin Kelly who finished it to give Tipp a 1-6 to 1-3 lead. Galway kept fighting back and staying in the game. Galway would gain a three-point lead, but points from Kelly and Brendan Maher brought it down to one before substitute Seamus Callinan blasted home a goal to make it 2-8 to 1-9 at half time. Galway had more fight in them and gained the lead once more thanks to a goal from Damien Hayes after a bad mistake from Paul Curran. Tipp battled back and the score was 2-10 a piece before Gearoid Ryan got Tipp the lead 3-10 to 2-10. Galway then got a penalty and Joe Canning stepped up and scored. Galway put over the points and were two points ahead with 5 minutes to go. Substitute John O'Brien scored a point and Gearoid added his point to tie it up with a minute to go. Other sub Pa Bourke got the ball on the 21-metre line and headed for goal before turning back and giving the ball to Lar Corbett. Lar Corbett put it over the bar for the lead. Galway had one minute to get an equalising point and had the ball 21 metres out and there was a ruckus with many players from each team fighting for the ball with a Galway man lying on top of the ball. The ref deemed the ball wasn't going anywhere and blew up. Tipp won 3-17 to 3-16.
Tipp's semifinal against Waterford was on 15 August in Croke Park. The match started off very evenly with both teams going point for point up until they were 0-5 each. Tipp got a point before striking a goal from Lar Corbett,putting Tipp 5 points ahead. Waterford got some points, but the half finished Tipp 1–11 Waterford 0-8. Waterford started out the half strong and got the deficit back to three points, 1-12 to 0-12. However that was the closest they were going to get as Tipp scored another goal, this time Eoin Kelly. Tipp got more points and another goal from Eoin Kelly sealed the deal. With the game over before 5 minutes to go, Waterford snuck in and got a consolation goal from Eoin McGrath. The game ending on the score Tipp 3–19, Waterford 1-18.
Tipp reached the All-Ireland final for their second time in a row to face last year's opponents Kilkenny on 5 September. The match began well as Kilkenny struggled for some time when they lost Henry Shefflin through injury. Tipp got a goal in the tenth minute struck by Lar Corbett which gave Tipp a 5-point lead. Kilkenny did have a goal chance soon afterwards but was comfortably dealt with by Brendan Cummins. Kilkenny however got back in the game with points from Richie Power. Power scored Kilkenny's only goal just before half-time, but Tipp made sure Kilkenny never got the lead and Tipp went in at half-time Tipp 1–10 Kilkenny 1-9. Kilkenny began the second half with points from Richie Power and the captain T.J. Reid to level up the game. However, Kilkenny never led as Tipperary regained points by captain Eoin Kelly before Lar Corbett struck Tipp's second goal in the 41st minute. Two minutes later, Noel Mcgrath fired Tipp's third goal past P.J. Ryan to certainly Kilkenny's 5 in a row. With under 3 minutes to go, Lar Corbett struck his third goal of the match and it ended Tipp 4–17 Kilkenny 1-18 and Tipp were crowned All-Ireland champions for the first time in nine years.
30 May 2010
|Cork||3-15 - 0-14||Tipperary|
|P Horgan 2-2, B O'Connor 0-5, A Ó hAilpín 1-1, J Gardiner, C Naughton, N McCarthy 0-2 each, P O'Sullivan 0-1||Report||E Kelly 0-7, J O'Brien, L Corbett 0-2 each, B Maher, S Callanan, T Hammersley 0-1 each|
3 July 2010
|Tipperary||3-24 - 0-19||Wexford|
|L Corbett 2-3, E Kelly 0-8, G Ryan 0-4, D Egan 1-0, D Young, N McGrath 0-3 each, P Maher 0-2, S Callanan 0-1||Report||H Kehoe, R Jacob, J Berry, C Farrell 0-3 each, P Atkinson, S Banville, T Mahon 0-2 each, D Stamp 0-1|
18 July 2010
|Offaly||1-12 - 0-21||Tipperary|
|S Dooley 1-7, J Bergin 0-3, D Molloy, D Hayden 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 0-11, G Ryan 0-3, L Corbett, B Maher 0-2 each, C O'Mahony, S McGrath, N McGrath 0-1 each|
25 July 2010
|Galway||3-16 - 3-17||Tipperary|
|J Canning 1-5, D Hayes 1-3, E Ryan 1-1, G Farragher, K Hynes 0-2 each, D Burke, I Tannian, A Callanan 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 1-7, G Ryan 1-2, S Callanan 1-0, L Corbett 0-3, B Maher 0-2, P Maher, N McGrath, J O'Brien 0-1 each|
15 August 2010
|Waterford||1-18 - 3-19||Tipperary|
|E Kelly 0-5, T Browne, J Mullane, K McGrath 0-3 each, E McGrath 1-0, R Foley, K Moran, S Molumphy, S Prendergast 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 2-4, J O'Brien, N McGrath 0-6 each, L Corbett 1-2, S McGrath 0-1|
5 September 2010
|Kilkenny||1-18 - 4-17||Tipperary|
|R Power 1-9, TJ Reid 0-4, M Rice, J Mulhall, H Shefflin, A Fogarty 0-1 each||Report||L Corbett 3-0, E Kelly 0-7, N McGrath 1-0, J O'Brien, B Maher, S Callanan 0-2 each, G Ryan, S Hennessy, B Cummins, B Dunne 0-1 each|
All Ireland Homecoming
The Tipperary team arrived back to Thurles by train on 6 September after the traditional stop at Our Ladies Children's Hospital with the Cup earlier in the day. They then boarded an open top bus for the journey to the reception at Semple Stadium where an estimated 40,000 supporters turned out to welcome the team home to a rainy Thurles.  There was another huge crowd in Mullinahone the night after when Eoin Kelly, the first south Tipperary man to captain Tipperary to All-Ireland senior success, brought the cup home.
The nominations for the 2010 GAA All Stars Awards were announced on 24 September 2010. Tipperary had 14 players nominated for awards, winning captain Eoin Kelly was going for his sixth All-Star while final hat-trick scorer Lar Corbett was hoping to pick up his second award. At the awards ceremony on 15 October 2010, Tipperary won six All Star awards, Brendan Cummins, Paul Curran, Brendan Maher, Noel McGrath, Lar Corbett and Eoin Kelly won awards. Lar Corbett was named All Stars Hurler of the year while Brendan Maher collected the All Stars Young hurler of the year award.
Tipperary's Lar Corbett and Brendan Maher were also shortlisted for the GPA Hurler of the Year award for 2010. On 5 November, Corbett was named as the GPA Hurler of the year for 2010, and received a new Opel Astra car worth €25,000.  Corbett and Maher were joined in the nominations for the GPA team of the year by ten of their Tipperary teammates. Tipperary won seven places on the GPA team of the year, all of their All Star award winners in addition to Pádraic Maher who was named at left-half back, replacing Kilkenny's JJ Delaney in the only difference to the 2010 All Star team.
On 11 September 2010, six days after the Senior final, the Tipperary Under-21 Hurling team completed the double by winning the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship against Galway by 5-22 to 0-12 at Semple Stadium to claim their ninth title. Five members of the victorious senior starting team started for Tipperary in the Under-21 final, Pádraic Maher, Michael Cahill, Brendan Maher, Noel McGrath, and Patrick Maher. Senior substitutes Séamus Hennessy, Brian O'Meara and Michael Heffernan also started for the Under-21 team.
On 7 October 2010 it was announced that Liam Sheedy would be stepping down from his position as the Tipperary manager. Sheedy and his selectors, who found themselves working up to 16 hours a day during their three-year term, cited work commitments as the reason for stepping down and Sheedy thanked the board for their “top class” support. In December 2010, Sheedy was named the Philips Sports Manager of the Year for 2010 for managing Tipperary to their All Ireland win. In November 2010, Tipperary half back Declan Fanning announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
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