Tipperary beat Waterford in Munster Cup (SH)

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 0-14 to 1-9 in the Waterford Crystal Cup Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening at St. Mollerans Carrick-on-Suir.

Tipperary made a strong start and led by 0-7 to 0-1 early on before Waterford came back in to the game before half time to narrow the deficit to 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval. Waterford dominated the third quarter, keeping Tipperary scoreless and raising a green flag and by the 45th minute, Waterford led by 1-9 to 0-10.

However, Tipperary came back in the final quarter to score 4 points to run out winners by two points on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-9. Best for Tipperary were Paul Curran, Benny Dunne, Shane Maher, Seamus Hennessy and Patrick Maher while corner forwards Paul Kelly and Willie Ryan chipped in with 5 points from play between them.

Tipperary will now play the University of Limerick in the semi-final on Sunday next at 2:00pm in Cahir.

Tipperary: Gerry Kennedy; Conor O’Brien, Declan Fanning, Brendan Maher; Benny Dunne, Paul Curran, Diarmaid Fitzgerald; James Woodlock (0-1), Hugh Maloney (0-1); Seamus Hennessy (0-3, 0-1 65m free, 0-1 sideline cut), John Devane, Patrick Maher; Willie Ryan (0-2), Darragh Egan (0-4 frees), Paul Kelly (0-3)

Subs: Shane Maher for Declan Fanning (injured), John O’Brien for John Devane

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