Tipperary are All Ireland minor hurling champions

Tipperary won their 19th All Ireland minor hurling title with a comfortble win over Dublin in the final replay at Croke Park on Sunday.

Tipperary won their 19th All Ireland minor hurling title with a comfortble win over Dublin in the final replay at Croke Park on Sunday.

Despite being strong favourites going into the drawn game, Tipp never played to their full potential that day but they put that right on Sunday with a brilliant display that rocked Dublin.

The ten point winning margin, 2-18 to 1-11, no way flatterd the Tipp boys who took control in the early stages and never allowed their grip slacken.

It was a proud moment for captain Bill Maher from Kilsheelan-Kilcash when he lifted the Irish Press Cup - presented to him by the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Most Rev Dr Dermot Clifford.

Maher was one of five players on the team to taste All Ireland minor success with the Tipp footballers twelve months ago.

Outstanding in Tipp’s first All Ireland win since 2007 were goalscorers Mark McCarthy and Tadhg Gallagher, Dylan Fitzell and John McGrath while Bill Maher played a true captain’s role.

It was also a special occasion for manager William Maher from Ballingarry, himself a former winner as a player, who prepared the team perfectly for the second chance at the title.