Galway hurling manager Shane O'Neill felt his side showed composure when it mattered most in overcoming Tipperary by two points in Saturday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Aidan Harte got a vital third goal for the Tribsemen late on as they dethroned the 2019 Liam McCarthy winners, who finished the game with 14 men following Cathal Barrett's dismissal for a second yellow card.

In truth, the game could have gone either way, and Galway will know that they'll have to up it for next weekend's semi-final with Limerick. 

But for now, their manager is taking the positives in emerging victorious from such a tight contest that he described as "a tit for tat, an epic senior match".

He added: "We were a bit more composed in the second half than the first and that made the difference.

"When you are playing a team like Tipp who have really serious forwards and tough, tight backs, we were delighted we rose to the challenge.

"It was a game that had movement everywhere and there was pockets of space. Players have to keep an eye on their own match-ups. At times it was a game that took on a life of its own. We controlled it well in the second half." 

Aidan Harte was named the man-of-the-match afterwards and referenced a resilience that Galway showed, not only today, but even at times during the Leinster final defeat to Kilkenny.

"We were happy with a lot of aspects from last week's game. We went five up, went a point or two down and then up again, then down again. Would we have done that a few years ago? We mightn't have. 

"We can take heart from that, from the resilience we've shown. It's not like we were playing nobodies last week. 

"Our effort wasn't bad last week against a Kilkenny team who hadn't won Leinster in a few years.

"We knew we could build on that again."