Tipp minors hurlers beat Cork

Tipperary 2-16 Cork 1-09

Tipperary minor hurlers easily saw off Cork in their Munster Championship clash at Thurles on Sunday. The Premier men made up for their poor performance against Waterford and that pleased manager, Raymie Ryan.

“That was better,” he said.

“It’s a result. I don’t think the performance was that much better than against Waterford but we took our scores.”

Corner-forward Cathal Horan, scored 2-2 from play as the Tipp men totally dominated the match. Only for some great saves from Cork keeper, Gary Minihane the score could have been even higher.

The Rebels boss, John Considine was left thinking what might have been:

“Very disappointing. I was hoping we were after getting it together for this one. We didn’t, obviously, ten points in it at the end, that says it all. I was expecting a bigger performance but we faded big-time in the last 20 minutes.

“I thought after 35 minutes, when we got the goal, created another chance, we were back in it but Tipperary just upped a gear and we were gone. We weren’t able to stay with them.”

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-9 (7f, 2 65s), C Horan 2-2, J McGrath, C Hammersley 0-2 each, D McCormack 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: R O’Shea 0-5 (4f), P O’Callaghan 1-0, K McIntyre 0-2, D Cahill, D Sweetman 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: S Hassett; J Bourke, J Meagher, J Peters; T Hamill, J Forde, C Barrett; B Maher, E Fennelly; C Hammersley, D McCormack, J McGrath; P Ralph, L McGrath, C Horan.

Subs: S Kennedy for Barrett (57), B Heffernan for J McGrath (inj. 59).

CORK: G Minihane; Alan Dennehy, C Barry, Anthony Dennehy; C Walsh, C Spillane (c), K Burke; S O’Keeffe, K McIntyre; A Cadogan, D Cahill, C Murphy; P O’Callaghan, D Sweetman, R O’Shea.

Subs: C Buckley for Meagher (inj. 6), T Conlan for Alan Dennehy (30), D Morrissey for Anthony Dennehy (30), C Cullinane for Cadogan (48), J Fitzgerald for O’Keeffe (51).

Referee: P Casey (Clare).


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