Mick Keating the star for Tipperary as they beat Galway in a high scoring All Ireland Hurling Semi Final.

Saint Brendan's Park, Birr in Offaly was the venue for the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final between Tipperary and Galway, 15,000 watched a game that Tipperary seemed to have wrapped up by half time when they lead by ten points.

At the start of the second half Galway launched a fight back led by John Connolly and inspired by a goal from Paddy Mitchell. It was only when Galway had narrowed the gap to two points that Tipperary began to assert their class again. Mick Keating was the man of the match finishing the game with a personal total of 2-12.  

The final score was Tipperary 3-26 Galway 6-08.   

Highlights shown here are from the second half of the match and were first broadcast on 'Weekend Sport' on the 15 August 1971. The commentator is Liam Campbell