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Horgan earns draw

Pat Horgan hit an injury-time winner to earn a 1-23 to 1-23 draw for Cork in a thrilling NHL clash with Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

And the teams will meet again in the semi-final, with Kilkenny facing either Clare or Limerick in the other semi.

Pa Bourke and Gearoid Ryan gave Tipp the edge in the opening stages, before points from Horgan, Cathal Naughton and Darren Sweetnam had the Rebels ahead.

Noel McGrath and Padraic Maher responded with Tipperary scores, and they almost had a goal, but Brian O'Meara's effort was saved by Donal Og Cusack. Midfielder Sweetnam sent Cork in with a 0-12 to 0-11 lead

Pa Bourke smashed home a Tipp goal three minutes into the second half, but a superb Conor Lehane goal brought Cork right back into it, before Horgan held his nerve to earn a point.

Kilkenny blew Galway away at Nowlan Park, where they romped to a 3-26 to 0-10 win.

Matthew Ruth slotted home the opening goal after four minutes, and they went seven points clear when TJ Reid added a second in the 12th minute.

Niall Burke converted a handful of frees to raise Galway spirits, but the Cats were dominant all over the field, and stretched the advantage with points from Eoin Larkin, Reid, Michael Rice and Colin Fennelly.

It was Larkin who grabbed goal number three five minutes before the break, and Kilkenny took a massive 3-12 to 0-6 advantage into the interval.

The All-Ireland champions were unable to find the net again, but they tagged on 14 more points, with Larkin and Fennelly prominent, to win by a massive 25 points margin.


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