On ALL-Ireland day we left home at 7:30 and made our way to Dublin. We arrived at 9:15 and got breakfast. We made our way to Croke Park and made it in time for the minor match. Kilkenny beat Limerick, the score was 2-17 Kilkenny to Limericks 0-19. When the teams were about to come out the buzz was amazing with everyone hoping their county would be champions at the end of the match. When Barry Kelly threw in the sliotar Colin Fennelly hit the sliotar over the bar for the first time in the match. It was pretty much one team would score one or two points then the other team would score a few points. Richie Power went on an attack, flicked the sliotar around Darren Gleeson and popped the sliotar in the net. Kilkenny were down by two points at half time. When Barry Kelly threw the sliotar in for the second time, Kilkenny went on an attack; T.J. Reid scored a stunner of a goal, with all the bodies around him it took me by surprise that he scored. The scoring picked up a little bit. Around half way through the second half Michael Fennelly passed the sliotar to Richie Power who dummied it and sent it flying past Darren Gleeson for his second time in the match. Kilkenny started to get on top, but Tipp started to come back. In the last minute of injury time it was level. Tipp got a free inside the scoring zone of John O’Dwyer. He struck the ball and the umpire wasn’t sure so Hawk-Eye decided it was wide. Barry Kelly blew the final whistle to send it to a replay; it is on the 27th of September at 5’o clock in Croke Park. One thing is for sure; we are in for one more epic match before the hurling season is out.