Hurling final replay after late equaliser
Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 2-13
Published Sunday, 09 September 2012
An equalising point scored in stoppage time earned Galway a replay after a thrilling All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park finished 0-19 to 2-13 on Sunday.
Galway's David Collins and Aidan Fogarty Kilkenny (© Presseye)
Joe Canning's last-gasp score increased his tally to 1-6 for the game against Kilkenny, who went into the final as favourites.
Canning's first half goal helped Galway into a 1-9 to 0-07 half time lead after Henry Shefflin had scored four of Kilkenny's points.
The second period saw Galway struggle as their opponents gained momentum - Aidan Fogarty, Reid and Richie Power and Shefflin fired home and the Cats found themselves in the lead.
The lead switched hands and the game went into extra time before Canning held his nerve to level scores at 0-19 to 2-13 in stoppage time from a free.
It means the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final goes to a replay for the first time since 1959.