SH challenge: Tipp get back to winning ways

23 June 2010
From www.hoganstand.com

Tipperary warmed up for Saturday week’s All-Ireland qualifier against Wexford with a five-point victory over Munster finalists Waterford in a senior hurling challenge at Semple Stadium last night.

Tipperary 2-25
Waterford 1-23

Substitutes Noel McGrath and Patrick Maher bagged second half goals to give Liam Sheedy’s a morale-boosting win following last month’s disastrous Munster SHC exit at the hands of Cork. All six of the home side’s starting forwards got on the scoresheet in the first half as Tipp took a 0-15 to 0-13 lead into the break. Free-taker Eoin Kelly accounted for most of Waterford’s first half tally, while Seamus Prendergast and Richie Foley scored 0-2 each.

Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald introduced the McGrath and Shanahan brothers in the second half, but despite Eoin McGrath finding the net, Tipp’s goals prove decisive.

Scorers – Tipperary: E Kelly 0-6 (4f), N McGrath 1-1 (0-1f), S McGrath & D Young 0-3 each, Patrick Maher 1-0, G Ryan, B Maher & P Bourke 0-2 each, Padraic Maher, J O’Brien, T Hammersley, L Corbett, D Egan & S Hennessy 0-1 each. Waterford: E Kelly 0-7 (5f), E McGrath 1-2, S O’Sullivan 0-3 (1f, 1 65), M Shanahan 0-3 (1f), R Foley, S Prendergast & J Mullane 0-2 each, S Walsh & D Shanahan 0-1 each.

Tipperary: B Cummins; P Stapleton, D Fanning, M Cahill; D Young, S Maher, C O’Brien; B Maher, S McGrath; G Ryan, Padraic Maher, J O’Brien; T Hammersley, E Kelly, L Corbett.
Subs: S Hennessy for Ryan (h/t), N McGrath for Hammersley (h/t), D Gleeson for Cummins (h/t), Patrick Maher for J O’Brien (49), D Egan for Kelly (60), M Heffernan for Corbett (64), P Bourke for Young (66).

Waterford: C Hennessy; J Maher, M O’Brien, N Connors; S Fives, M Walsh, D Prendergast; S O’Sullivan, R Foley; K Moran, S Prendergast, E Kelly; J Mullane, S Walsh, S Molumphy.
Subs: E Murphy for Maher (h/t), E McGrath for Foley (h/t), K McGrath for S Prendergast (h/t), D Shanahan for Moran (h/t), M Shanahan for Kelly (h/t), S Casey for Mullane (61).

Referee: John Sexton (Cork).

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