Galway crowned National League Division 1 Champions

It finished Galway 3-21 to Tipperary 0-14

BY Simon Maguire 21:35 Sunday 23 April 2017, 21:35 23 Apr 2017

Galway's Joe Canning with captain David Burke celebrate winning the Division 1 trophy. Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Galway shocked the GAA world with a comprehensive 3-21 to 0-14 win over All-Ireland champions Tipperary to claim this season's National Hurling League Division 1 title.

Joe Canning was the top-scorer for the Tribesmen with 0-9 while Jason Flynn chipped in with 2-1 with Conor Whelan adding 0-5.

A disjointed display from Tipperary saw them rack up 11 wides by half-time and they didn't improve in the second half despite a number of tactical changes.

Players compete for a dropping ball. Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Speaking to Newstalk Sport's Oisin Langan afterwards, Galway captain David Burke said: "I'm delighted. Really happy for the support today - the fans and the kids. Just delighted, thrilled for the management and the players as well especially. They put in the work over the last four months. It is what it is; a league title and we are thrilled to win it." 

Speaking about the full 70 minute performance from his team on Sunday, Burke said: "We knew if we got to the knock-out stages that we could put it up to any of the 1A teams so we built into it nicely.

"Same again today, we brought that approach. We wanted to start well because we hadn't been starting games well especially after half-time as well. We kind of focused on them areas. If we started well, we'd get into a nice flow and obviously not let Tipp get into theirs."

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