Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Ciaran Slevin gets his shot away under pressure from Niall Wynne. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Offaly’s Brian Carroll  has no room to move as the Tipperary trio of  Michael Cahill, Paddy Stapleton and Paudie Maher surround him during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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