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Tipperary Minors 'Knew What Was At Stake' Against Galway

Tipperary Minors 'Knew What Was At Stake' Against Galway
By PJ Browne Updated
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Tipperary manager John Ryan said his side "knew what was at stake" in Sunday's Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Camogie Championship group stage game against Galway.

This year's championship format has been tweaked with the top tier now having a six-team round robin group stage. The top four sides in the group go through to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Tipperary lost their opening game to Kilkenny by a point three weeks ago and then beat Dublin the following weekend. On Sunday, they beat Galway - who had won their opening three games of the competition - 0-14 to 2-4.

Tipperary 'very happy' with Galway victory

"We're very happy to get the win," said Ryan.

"We were made to work for it all the way. The girls, in fairness, dug deep and worked hard. Galway were probably qualified alright. There was no pressure on them.

"There was a little bit of pressure on us alright. We needed to get the win. Not getting it, we didn't really want to think about it.

"They knew what was at stake. In fairness to the girls, they take on board what you say to them. They always work incredibly hard, and give 100 per cent."



The scoreline was made more respectable from a Galway perspective by a stunning goal from Caoimhe Kelly with the last puck of the game. Tipperary also missed goal chances which Ryan felt should have been converted.

"You're always disappointed when you don't score goals," he said.

"We created two really good chances, and maybe another two half chances. We probably weren't clinical enough in that department. It's an area we'll have to work on.


"We'll take lots of learnings from the game. There were lots of things we were very happy about, and some things that we're not so happy about."

Next up for Tipperary are reigning All-Ireland champions Cork, who they face on Sunday, and then Waterford a week later.

"Cork have won it the last three years in a row," said Ryan.


"There's always going to be a sting in the tail with Cork. They lost their first game, drew today. I'd be expecting Cork will be coming out all guns blazing to get this win, and get qualified."

See Also: Kilkenny And Galway Minors Set For Good Friday Leinster Shootout

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