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The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Finals: In Pictures

A look at some of the superb pictures that were taken during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Finals.

Pictures can tell thousands of words.

Hurling supporters were treated to two superb matches as the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Finals took place.

After being pushed into extra-time, Galway and Clare still drew level and are now set to replay this Sunday in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Limerick will appear in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final for the first time in 11 years after they defeated Cork in a match that was forced in extra-time.

Both matches were pulse racing, they were the type of hurling matches that would make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Check out some of these outstanding images that were taken by Sportsfile. They truly sum up what hurling is all about!

Galway v Clare

Conor Cooney of Galway leaps over Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy as he scores a goal in the 15th minute during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Peter Duggan of Clare, supported by Shane O’Donnell, 15, and Seadna Morey, in action against Paul Killeen, 17, David Burke and Aidan Harte of Galway during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Conor Cooney of Galway shoots to score his side’s first goal of the game past Donal Tuohy of Clare during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Aron Shanagher of Clare celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Joe Canning of Galway in action against Tony Kelly of Clare during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Peter Duggan of Clare is tackled by Aidan Harte and Adrian Tuohy of Galway during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

David McInerney of Clare attempts to block a shot by David Burke of Galway by throwing his hurl during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue speaks with his players at halftime as they await the Clare team during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Supporters look on as the teams march behind the band prior to the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Galway and Clare at Croke Park in Dublin.

Limerick v Cork

William O’Donoghue of Limerick in action against Tim O’Mahony of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Bill Cooper of Cork breaks his hurley against Cian Lynch of Limerick as referee Paud O’Dwyer throws in the sliothar to start the first period of extra time during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Pat Ryan celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal alongside his Limerick team-mate Peter Casey, right, on during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Pat Ryan of Limerick in action against Anthony Nash of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Eoin Cadogan of Cork in action against Shane Dowling of Limerick during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid makes a save from Seamus Harnedy of Cork in the final moments of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

 

Cork manager John Meyler during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes, front, and Seán Finn celebrate at the final whistle after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin.

The replay of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final between Galway and Clare will be played this Sunday at 14:00 in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Tickets are now on sale now.

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Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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