Tipperary hurlers hit 4-22 in excellent win over Galway

Brendan Maher scored a goal direct from a side line cut after four minutes in Tipperary's win over Galway in the NHL.
Goals from John O’Dwyer, Shane Bourke, Lar Corbett and Brendan Maher helped Tipperary to a hugely impressive 4-22 to 1-20 win over Galway at Salthill in the National Hurling League.

Goals from John O’Dwyer, Shane Bourke, Lar Corbett and Brendan Maher helped Tipperary to a hugely impressive 4-22 to 1-20 win over Galway at Salthill in the National Hurling League.

Following the side’s shocker in the first round defeat to Cork, Tipp have bounced back in style and have now beaten both All Ireland finalists in successive weekends with the wins over Kilkenny and Galway putting them on four points.

Tipp have enjoyed a fine record against Galway in the league in recent years and maintained with a display full of passion and commitment.

John O’Dwyer was a late call-up for the ill Eoin Kelly and he grabbed his chance with a man of the match display, scoring 1-6 from play.

Tipp took control from the early stages and led 1-4 to 0-1 after seven minutes, with the goal coming direct from a sideline cut from Brendan Maher

They maintained their advantage to half time when they led 2-13 to 1-9, with the second goal coming from Shane Bourke.

O’Dwyer and Corbett added goals in the second half as Tipp go joint top of the league with Clare.

They will hope to build on the fine form next Sunday they take on Waterford - who lost to Kilkenny on Monday to give the Cats their first win of the campaign.