Leinster Senior Hurling Championship – Sunday, 27th May 2018
Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11
Eight points without reply in the second half finally finished Kilkenny’s challenge in Pearse Stadium as Galway secured their second victory in the Leinster Hurling Championship.
Joe Canning, Conor Cooney, Niall Burke and Jason Flynn were among the scorers for the reigning champions before Walter Walsh got a consolation goal for Brian Cody’s charges.
A 29th minute penalty from Canning gave Michael Donoghue’s charges a 1-9 to 1-4 interval advantage with TJ Reid doing likewise for the visitors.
But the first ever Leinster match in Salthill ended with the hosts prevailing as they moved within touching distance of the knockout stages.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) May 27, 2018
Galway – Joe Canning 1-12 (1-0 pen, 7frees, one ’65), Conor Cooney 0-4, Cathal Mannion 0-2, Brian Concannon, David Burke, Niall Burke, and Jason Flynn 0-1 each.
Kilkenny – TJ Reid 1-9 (1-0 pen, 8 frees, one ’65), Walter Walsh 1-1, Luke Scanlon 0-1.
Galway: James Skehill; Aidan Harte, Daithi Burke, Adrian Touhey; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, John Hanbury; David Burke, Johnny Coen; Joseph Cooney, Joe Canning, Cathal Mannion; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Brian Concannon. Subs used: Jonathan Glynn for Concannon (51 mins), Jason Flynn for Joseph Cooney (61 mins), Niall Burke for Cathal Mannion (67 mins), Sean Loftus for Canning (70 mins), Paul Killeen for Padraic Mannion (70 mins).
Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy; Enda Morrissey, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan; Conor Delaney, Cillian Buckley, Paul Murphy; Conor Fogarty, James Maher; Martin Keoghan, TJ Reid, Liam Blanchfield; John Donnelly, Walter Walsh, Luke Scanlon. Subs used: Colin Fennelly for Donnelly (HT), Joey Holden for Morrissey (45 mins), Richie Leahy for Keoghan (55 mins), Bill Sheehan for Blanchfield (58 mins).
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary).