Tipperary set up clash with Kerry


Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9:ALL-IRELAND champions Tipperary reached a second successive Munster final as they had four points to spare over Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night. Tipperary’s Philip Quirke scored 1-2 after moving to full forward, and John McGrath excelled for them.

Twice in the first half, Tipperary had two-point leads though late points from Killian O’Connor and Cathal Vaughan saw the sides level on 0-5 at half-time.

Upon the restart, Tipp pushed clear as Quirke rose to palm a John Martin delivery to the net, and, while Cork responded through sub Killian McIntyre and Ian Maguire, Quirke and Ian Fahey restored Tipperary’s goal lead.

From there, the gap was never less than two points. In injury-time, Cork’s Brian O’Driscoll had a penalty saved by Evan Comerford.

CORK: M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; J Davis, C Hyde, K Crowley (0-1); B O’Driscoll, I Maguire (0-2); ST O’Sullivan, A O’Donovan (0-1), P Fitzgerald; C Vaughan (0-2, one free), C Horgan, K O’Connor (0-1). Subs: K McIntyre (0-1) for O’Sullivan, A Moynihan (0-1) for Horgan (both half-time), C Ryan for O’Rourke (58 mins).

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; D Cass, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzell, B Maher; S O’Brien (0-1), P Quirke (1-2); G Henry, J Martin, J Lonergan; J Shell, J McGrath (0-4, two frees), C Kennedy (0-1). Subs: TJ Ryan for Shelly, I Fahey (0-2) for Henry (both half-time), J Maher for Longergan (50 mins).

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry).