Conor Stakelum wins All-Ireland for Tipperary with dramatic late goal
Tipperary substitue Conor Stakelum scored a decisive goal in the dying minutes of Tipperary's 3-13 to 1-16 win over Cork in Sunday's All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship final.
The Rebels held a one-point lead three minutes into injury time when Stakelum pounced on a Cork turnover before driving towards goal and slipping the ball past Ger Collins and into the back of the net.
It was a devastating blow for Denis Ring's side who had only just taken the lead minutes earlier when Tim O'Mahony pointed to score.
Conor Stakelum with a dramatic late goal for Tipperary! pic.twitter.com/GuaZFxrPiz
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 26, 2018
Tipperary defender Robert Byrne said after the match that the playing group took some time off following the Munster final loss to Cork and that their response to training was ultimately the difference this weekend.
"We took a week away after the disaster down in Páirc Uí Chaoimh," said Byrne.
"We sat down with ourselves and got around each other and training since then has been immense. Everyone bought in and you could say that there was five changes made but the other 19 that didn't get on could be just as good as us."
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) August 26, 2018