Preview & live scores: Tipperary v Waterford

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Updated: July 9, 2011

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Munster Senior Hurling final
Tipperary 7-19 (40) v 0-19 Waterford, 4pm.
Full time

Live match tracker commentary
Full time Tipperary reclaim their Munster cup with a fanstastic display of hurling. Goals were the difference – 7 of them in fact. It been very one sided. Report to follow.
72min Shane Burke gets his first point – Tipp hit 40
71min Ball goes wide there for Tipp as they looked for an 8th goal
70min Regulation time is up and we’re in added time, Shanahan gets a point
69min Burke gets his 2nd point since coming on
68min Molumphy gets his first of the day – 20 points behind now – 2 minutes of added time
68min Mahony with his 13th point, 12 free, he’s been impressive in his first Munster final
66min Spoke too soon, Corbett get his 4th now (4-04 for the day), a nice finish yet again.
65min We’ve been going through the motions the last 30 minutes, the damage was done in the first half. Credit to Waterford they’ve been better this half
63min Brendan Cummins with 65 Championship appearances goes off to a standing ovation – he equalled Christy Ring today. Gleeson comes on.
62min Pa Burke gets a point as Padraig Maher goes off. Brendan Maher is on for real now having come on earlier as a blood sub
60min 10 minutes to go, Waterford have a free. They will now face a resurgent Galway in the quarter final unless they can score 18 points in the last minutes. Mahony does his bit adding the free.
57min Noel McGrath with a fine point from the touchline
56min Pa Burke hits his first wide since coming on for Tipp
55min Mahony gets another point for Waterford with another free
54min Another goal. Thats been the difference, 30 scoring chances to 23 but 6 goals now for Tipp- Kelly with his second, a nice shot ito the corner.
52min Waterford getting more space now, but Molumphy hits a poor wide
51min Shane Walsh get’s off the mark now – 16 points in it. Waterford winning 2nd half 06-05
51min 8 minutes since Tipp last scored, Waterford now getting to grips with the Tipp forward line
50min Wateford have now used all their subs
49min John Mullane is off the mark at last, almost 50 minutes into the game he gets his first point
48min Eoin Kelly with his first 65 but it goes wide
46min Hennessey makes a fine save there and ball goes up the field but Shanahan hits it wide
45min Mahony with his 10th point, 9 free’s
44min Shanahan win’s a free, he’s been impressive since coming on
43min Waterford had men back there but still Kelly comes out with it and scores a point, 1-06 for him, 5-15 for Tipp
41min Two in a row and a first from play from Mahony, his 9th of the day
41min Mahony takes Waterford to double figures with yet another free
40min Mistake at the back allows Kelly in for another point
38min Gearoid Ryan gets Tipp 3rd point of the half, 45 yards out
38min Mahony with a free for Waterford
37min Business as usual as Kelly nets a free and then Corbett adds a point
36min Second half underway, Waterford make 3 changes including bringing on Maurice Shanahan. Will it make a difference
Half time The ref blows for half time and Tipperary head in for the tea and oranges in control of this Munster final. A devastating display of finishing has been the difference between the side, or maybe that should be Eoin Kelly and Lars Corbett have been the difference but that would be unfair to the other 13 Tipp players who have been all on song. Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald will need to pick up his players after that final 10 minutes that saw the goals pour in.
Added time The goal scoring stops briefly as Tipp hit a wide
Added time Mahony gets another Waterford free
Added time Oh no, yet another Corbett and Tipperary goal. Corbett all time record Tipp scorer
Added timeThere will be 4 minutes and a massive cheer greets the introduction of brendan maher who comes on for O’Keefe (blood injury)
35min This is turning into a thrashing, Tipperary having all too easy, a fourth goal.
33min All too easy at the moment, Corbett gets his second goal. Davy Fitz will need to lift his players at half time
32min Kelly show’s how its done, Cummins long puck out collected and Kelly finished with aplomb
31min Mullane with a good chance but mis hits when raining down on goal, he was unsure whether to go for point or goal
30min Walsh with another wide for Waterford, 5 minutes to half time
29min Mahony with another fine free, he’s been impressive from the dead ball situations
28min Free to Waterford for a push on Mahony
27min O’Sullivan gets a fine point, Jerome Maher has gone off for Waterford
26min O’Brien gets his 3rd point
23min Browne with another effort from afar, it goes wide though, Waterford’s 3rd wide
22min Free in, Maher picks the ball off the ground, it hopped up though. Handy point to get and Mahony makes no mistake
21min Corbett takes his tally to 1-03 and tipp to 1-09 with another fine point
20min Tony Browne with a fine point
19min Inch perfect from Kelly as he gets another free from distance
17min Kelly gets his 2nd point & free of the day
17min Tipperary have a free now and a chance to increase lead further
16min Tame effort from Waterford, just about goes wide.
14min Waterford coming to life now and getting more of the ball – but Tipp forwards are in a diff league, Lars Corbett with another point
13min Play is stopped at the moment as Noel Connors is down – took a knock but seems ok.
11min Foley does well initially with the ball but hits his effort wide, could have passed there
10min Corbett with a fantastic point from out on the touchline, used his height well there to claim a catch
10min Mahony steadying the Waterford ship with another fine free
9min Another Waterford free, Cahill punished for holding O’Sullivan
8min Free to Waterford, he was holding on but Tipp players had him surrounded. O’Mahony again with the free
7min Noel McGrath gets in on the act, taking the sliotar from Kelly and slotting over – Waterford very nervous looking
6min O’Brien with his second – nice point from an angle
5min Mullane fouled and a chance for Waterford – Mahony gets it.
4min What a start for Tipperary – Lar Corbett with a goal. His 22nd for Tipperary. He read it well there. Walsh gets booked for Waterford for throwing his hurley
3min Kelly with another free, it is very far and drifts wide
2min O’Brien with a fine point from 45 yards. McGrath doing well in midfielder, catching the pucks out with ease
1min Tipp settling the faster and have a free, Eoin Kelly slots it home
1min We’re off, a full bloodied Munster final ahead of us. Straight away Maher has a crack from far out, ambitious. But goes wide

Teams:
Tipperary: Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange), Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields), John O’Keeffe (Clonoulty Rossmore), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha), Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone) Captain, John O’Brien (Toomevara), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields)

Waterford:1.Clinton Hennessy(Ardmore) 2.Darragh Fives (Tourin) 3.Jerome Maher (Geraldines) 4.Noel Connors (Passage) 5.Tony Browne (Mount Sion) 6.Michael Walsh (Stradbally) 7.Kevin Moran (De La Salle) 8.Stephen Molumphy CAPT (Ballyduff Upper) 9.Richie Foley (Abbeyside) 10.EoinMcGrath (Mount Sion) 11.Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner) 12.Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner) 13. John Mullane (De La Salle) 14.Shane Walsh (Fourmilewater) 15.Brian O’Sullivan (Ballygunner)

Preview:
A clash of hurling titans will take place this Sunday as All-Ireland Champions Tipperary take on the current Munster champions Waterford in the 2011 Munster Championship Final.

Pairc Uí Chaoibh will bear witness to the final and referee Brian Gavin will oversee the match as Davy Fitzgerald’s charges aim to make it two in a row for the Deise County.

However, All-Ireland Champions Tipperary will be hoping to continue the defence of their title on the back of a provincial final victory, particularly given Kilkenny’s strong form in the Leinster Final decider last weekend.

The Premier County will line out against Waterford with one change from the team which started against Clare in the semi-final.

Paddy Stapleton returns to the team in place of David Young. Stapleton will start at right corner back and John O’Keeffe will move to right wing back.

Declan Ryan’s men will be hoping to continue their good form this season according to Player of the Year Lar Corbett, who says that his team will not underestimate the challenge of Waterford despite a good start to the season.

“You can’t beat Championship Hurling and it was great to get two wins under our belt. We are looking forward to the Munster final but you still don’t know what way it is going to go, but I certainly am looking forward to it.”

There were some surprises for the Deise County with Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald making three changes from the side that edged out Limerick for Sunday’s Munster SHC final against Tipperary.

Jerome Maher is handed a shock championship debut at full back where he will replace Wayne Hutchinson, while Eoin McGrath is recalled to the half forward line at the expense of Maurice Shanahan.

Richie Foley replaces David O’Sullivan at midfield where he will be partnered by captain Stephen Molumphy, with Shane O’Sullivan starting at centre forward for the Waterford men.

Speculation is rife that All-Star centre back Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh will feature at full back with newcomer Maher moving to the half back line from the throw-in.

The last time that the two sides met in Cork was in the Munster Final in 2002, a year in which Tipperary were also defending their All-Ireland title but fell victim to a stronger Waterford side on the day.

Corbett is confident that Tipperary have learned from past mistakes and will approach this weekend’s tie knowing what they must do.
“I wasn’t too sure going into 2002 what to expect. But as the years push on things change. That is one thing Tommy and Declan know all about. Declan was part of that team in 2001 and they haven’t let us get complacent”, said Corbett.

“They haven’t let us soften. Declan and Tommy have made sure that we are training as hard as ever. The training has been fantastic, they are driving us on and we are really looking forward to the Munster final.”

One thing that Tipp are aware of is that their Waterford opponents will certainly be no pushovers.

Corbett said: “We know it is going to be a huge challenge for us come Sunday. We are looking forward to it, but we are under no illusions. The likes of Eoin Kelly, John Mullane, these players are around a long time. They are able to get goals and able to bury teams in a split second like Mullane did against Limerick.”

Tipperary boss Declan Ryan is certainly not underestimating the danger that the Deise men pose and despite his side’s recent All-Ireland success, he believes that this year’s competition is wide open.

Speaking to the Irish examiner he said, “It’s a cliché every manager throws out, that it’s wide open, but I think particularly this year the championship in general is wide open.”

However he is also adamant that his side are not looking any further than this weekend’s provincial decider despite the possibility of back to back All-Ireland victories.

“First and foremost this is the final of the Munster championship and both teams going out will be focused on that and that alone; then you will be into a new competition, the All-Ireland series.

The match will kick off at 4pm this Sunday, 10th July in Páirc Uí Chaoibh.

Tipperary:
Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange), Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields), John O’Keeffe (Clonoulty Rossmore), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha), Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone) Captain, John O’Brien (Toomevara), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields)

Waterford:

1.Clinton Hennessy(Ardmore) 2.Darragh Fives (Tourin) 3.Jerome Maher (Geraldines) 4.Noel Connors (Passage) 5.Tony Browne (Mount Sion) 6.Michael Walsh (Stradbally) 7.Kevin Moran (De La Salle) 8.Stephen Molumphy CAPT (Ballyduff Upper) 9.Richie Foley (Abbeyside) 10.EoinMcGrath (Mount Sion)
11.Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner) 12.Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner) 13. John Mullane (De La Salle) 14.Shane Walsh (Fourmilewater) 15.Brian O’Sullivan (Ballygunner)

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