New York GAA: Niall McManus leads Offaly to become Senior Hurling champions for the sixth year


Offaly 1 Alan Gleason 2 Sean Spillane 4 Pat Hartley 5 Mark Quinlan 6 Eoin Dillon (0-01)7 Joe Boland (0-01)8 Peter Hatzer 9 Aiden McInerney 10 Dan Dwyer (1-00)11 Naill McManus (1-07)12 Killian Lenard (0-01)13 Shane Sweeney 15 Shane McNaughton (1-04) Subs Brendan Blackwell, Kaelim O’Hare Eoghan Kyne, Paudie Kyne, Brian McNaughton (1-00), Matt Cashman
Tipperary 1 Ray Murray 2 Dermot Hehir 4 Paddy Touhy 5 Darren O’Connor 6 Seamus Hennessy (1-00)7 Finn McGarry 8 Benny Dunne (0-05)9 Dave Loughnane 10 Danny Masterson 11 Brian Brooks (0-01)12 Ryan O’Dwyer 13 Naill McMorrow (1-08)15 Eamonn Dillon (1-01) Subs Eddie Hogan Finbarr Meehan Pat Egan, Enda O’Connor Conor Hayes, Eoin Kelly, James Maheran,
Man of the Match Naill McManus (Offaly) His goal magnificent, a catch he had in second half towering, frees top class, Outstanding.

Referee Finbarr Flood -Some times what you don’t do is more important than what you did. In the row he got rid of mentors and kept the game at 13 a side with bookings. It turned into a top notch contest and his patience and understanding of hurling, were a big part. Good display by the big man.

Game changing moment- 24 minutes into the second half The goal from McManus when he soloed in and rattled the Onion bag. He then had a point when the quick puck out went all wrong.