Tipperary to play Clare in Munster Cup (SH) Final next Sunday


Following the Semi-Final win over University of Limerick today in Cahir, Tipperary will play Clare in the Final.  The Final has been fixed for next Sunday at 2pm in Meelick, Co Clare, the same venue in which Clare won the other Semi-Final today.  Extra time will be played if needed.

Below are match reports from www.rte.ie

Clare 2-12 Waterford IT 1-12

Clare edged out Waterford IT at Meelick to progress through to next weekend’s Waterford Crystal Cup final.

Wind-assisted, Mike McNamara’s Clare side raced into a 2-08 to 0-05 half-time lead with goals from Alan Markham (after 10 seconds) and Barry Nugent.

WIT then enjoyed a purple patch with points from TJ Reid and Ronan Good and a goal from Timmy Hammersley.

Efforts from Reid and Hammersley cut the gap to a single point but a late brace from Camin Morey saw Clare prevail.

Tipperary 3-09 UL 1-08

Defending champions Tipperary marched into the Waterford Crystal Cup final by coming from behind against UL at Cahir.

The Limerick students made a strong start and with Tommy Stapleton, Noel O Murchu and Michael Gleeson impressing in front of goal – UL led 1-04 to 0-04 at half-time.

After leaking a goal to Lar Corbett, UL bounced back to level at 1-06 apiece but despite losing Shane Maher, Eamonn Buckley and Willie Ryan to yellow cards, Tipp forged ahead with clinching goals from Paul Kelly and Hugh Moloney.

Tipperary Team
1. Gerry Kennedy
2. Eamonn Kennedy 3. Paul Curran 4. Brendan Maher
5. Benny Dunne 6. Shane Maher 7. Diarmaid Fitzgerald
8. Patrick Maher 9. Hugh Moloney
10. Séamus Hennessy 11. John Devane 12. Pat Kerwick
13. Willie Ryan 14. Darragh Egan 15. Paul Kelly

Subs: 23. Conor O’Mahony for S Maher, 15 mins. 18. Conor O’Brien for E Buckley, 28 mins. 24. James Woodlock for P Maher, half time. 19. lar Corbett for J Devane, half time. 17. Pa Bourke for W Ryan, 40 mins.

Scorers: P Kelly 1-3,  L Corbett 1-2, D Egan 0-3 (1 free), H Moloney 1-0, J Devane 0-1.

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