Munster SHC quarter-final
Tipperary 3-22 v 0-23 Cork, Thurles, 4.00pm, Referee: Brian Gavin
70 min Played
Full Time Excellent finish to the match by Tipperary. Cork scored seven points without reply to level the scores, but Tipperary responded well. Tipperary win by 3-22 to 0-23.
70+3 min Seamus Callanan scores his fifth point from a difficult angle.
70+1 min Tipperary now lead by seven.
70 min Seamus Callanan makes it a six point game. Cork asked questions of Tipperary and have responded magnificently.
69 min Pat Horgan is substituted despite scoring 13 points.
69 min Noel McGrath scores his fourth point from a sideline ball. Tipperary lead by five with a minute to play.
67 min Pat Horgan scores his 13th point for Cork.
66 min A third goal for Tipperary. Benny Dunne benefits from some slack Cork defending and smashes the sliotar past Cusack. Tipperary lead by five.
65 min Wide for Cork.
63 min Cork’s ninth point from a free makes it a two point game.
60 min Noel McGrath scores a great point for Tipperary when it seemed like he had no space.
59 min Eoin Kelly scores from a free. A slender two point lead for the All Ireland champions.
57 min Lar Corbett scores for Tipperary. A very badly needed point for Tipperary.
56 min Free in for Cork. Paul Curran makes ill-advised challenge on Cork player. Cork score from the free and the teams are level again.
55 min Ben O’Connor scores for Cork. Tipperary are in trouble. Great response from Cork.
54 min Horgan hits a beautiful floated shot over the bar from the sideline. After five straight points, Cork are only two points in arrears.
53 min Ryan shoots wide for Tipperary when he should have done better.
53 min Cork reduce Tipperary’s lead to three points.
50 min Niall McCarthy hits a long shot wide.
50 min Cork have held possession for 61% of the second half so far.
49 min Pat Horgan scores his eighth point. Three in a row for Cork and only four points in it now.
48 min Goal chance for Tipperary, but Eoin Caddigan makes a great block.
47 min Niall McCarthy scores his third point of the day for Cork.
46 min Points from Lar Corbett for Tipperary and O’Connor for Cork.
45 min Kelly scores a point for Tipperary to make it 2-14 to 0-14.
44 min John Gardiner scores for Cork from the sideline. Great point.
43 min Cork reduce the deficit to six points.
41 min Pat Horgan scores for Cork. Seven points in it now.
39 min O’Brien scores for Tipperary. Tipperary are proving to be the more clinical side in front of goal today.
39 min Another wide for Cork.
37 min Cork score their first point of the second half.
36 min Callanan scores for Tipperary.
Half-time Tipperary go into the break with a 2-11 to 0-10 lead. Cork had a strong start but Tipperary have been the better team so far. Cork will, however, have the breeze in the second half.
35+3 min Lar Corbett hits Tipperary’s third wide. Kelly scores for Tipperary moments later. 1-5 for the forward already.
35+2 min Sideline ball put over the bar by Noel McGrath. Lead back to six points.
35+1 min Pat Horgan and Noel McGrath score for Cork. Deficit down to five points.
35 min Cork pull a point back from a free.
34 min Noel McGrath scores for Tipperary. Suddenly Tipperary have an eight point lead.
31 min Eoin Kelly scores a great goal for Tipperary. He fought past three Cork players before burying the sliotar in the corner of the goal.
30 min Eoin Kelly scores his fourth point for Tipperary. His third from a free.
28 min Lar Corbett scores a goal for Tipperary. Patrick Maher is fouled but continues on before slipping the sliotar to Corbett. The Tipperary man finished with aplomb.
27 min Lar Corbett makes great catch on the Cork end line before passing to John O’Brien, who hit the sliotar over the bar to equalise.
26 min 65 goes wide. Tipperary’s second of the match.
25 min A long free drops in front of the the Cork goal. Eoin Kelly hits the sliotar on the ground but the ball is turned away for a 65 by Donal Og Cusack.
22 min Niall McCarthy scores a nice point from the left side of the pitch.
21 min Cork hit their fourth wide. Only one so far for Tipperary.
21 min Eoin Kelly scores from a free 45 yards out and straight in front of the goal. Six points apiece.
19 min Ben O’Connor adds another point to give Cork the lead.
19 min Pat Horgan scores from a free. Sides level for third time.
17 min Pat Horgan scores his second point for Cork.
16 min McCarthy replies for Cork and cuts the deficit to two points.
15 min Patrick Maher scores for Tipperary
14 min Tipperary take a two point lead from a free.
13 min Seamus Callanan hits a brilliant shot over the bar for Tipperary.
12 min Kelly replies within 30 seconds for Tipperary. Scores level again.
11 min Niall McCarthy scores for Cork.
10 min Niall McCarthy hits Cork’s third wide.
8 min Tipperary hit their first wide of the afternoon.
8 min Lar Corbett comes off temporarily with a blood injury. Pa Burke replaces him.
6 min Callanan scores a point for Tipperary.
5 min Another goal chance for Cork, but Horgan fires just wide. Good start for Cork, but they should be further in front.
4 min Horgan opens the scoring for Cork with a good point from the left hand side of the pitch.
2 min The 65 is struck wide.
1 min Frantic start leads to goal scoring opportunity for Cork, but Cummins makes a good save for Tipperary. After some confusion, Cork are awarded a 65
0 min Cork will be hoping for an early upset in their Munster Hurling Championship clash with Tipperary in Thurles on Sunday.
Tipperary: B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, P Maher, J O’Keeffe; G Ryan, S McGrath; S Callanan, N McGrath, P Maher; E Kelly (capt), J O’brien, L Corbett.
Cork: Donal Óg Cusack; Stephen McDonnell; Eoin Cadogan; Shane O’Neill; John Gardiner; William Egan; Brian Murphy; Lorcán McLoughlin; Pa Cronin; Ben O’Connor; Cian McCarthy; Niall McCarthy; Luke O’Farrell; Paudie O’Sullivan; Patrick Horgan.
The Rebels will be looking to repeat last year’s performance that saw them knock the eventual champions out of the Munster Championship at this stage in the last campaign.
As reigning champions, having relinquished Kilkenny’s grip on the Liam McCarthy Cup, Tipperary will go into the game looking to put together a title-winning concession of their own.
Tipp boss Declan Ryan has named his side to face Cork with only 3 changes from the line-up that beat Kilkenny in Croke Park last summer.
Two changes down the right side of Tipperary’s team see David Young at right half-back, Seamus Callanan at right half-forward, with John O’Keefe coming in at left half-back, making his championship debut.
Conor O’Mahony makes way for O’Keefe and the two other replacements account for the injured Brendan Maher and the retired Declan Fanning.
Cork see three fresh faces in the form of Stephen McDonnell, William Egan and Luke O’Farrell, all making their championship debuts in manager Denis Walsh’s starting line-up.
Hurler of the year, Lar Corbett will be looking at this fixture against Cork’s new look side as a good opportunity to get their title-defending championship off to a great side.
Corbett, the man who scored three goals against Kilkenny in the final last year, will start alongside McGrath in the forward line that also features captain Eoin Kelly, last season’s top scorer.
The last time these two teams met was in the league, when a cagey affair saw both teams share the spoils as a 1-14 draw was the outcome.
That match was played at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork and the Tipperary team will be hoping to treat the Thurles crowd to a winning start to their campaign.
Walsh will be hoping to improve on his team’s poor performances in the league this year and repeat the form that saw them get to the Munster championship final, only to be beaten to the title by Waterford.
Their performance in the same fixture last year against this weekend’s opponents Tipperary saw Cork come away with a comfortable win and a 10 point lead, with Patrick Horgan scoring two goals and two points, Ben O’Connor scoring five points and Aisake Ó’hAilpín getting the other goal.
Cork fell in the championship run to eventual beaten finalists Kilkenny, who looked to be storming towards a fifth consecutive All-Ireland title until Tipperary emphatically put their winning streak to an end.
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