Disappointment for Tipperary as Cork stroll to nineteen point win

Disappointment for Tipperary minors as Cork ease to nineteen-point victory.

Electric Ireland Munster Minor 
Football Championship Quarter-Final
Tipperary 1-8 Cork 3-21


Tipperary welcomed Cork to Semple Stadium this evening for the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Quarter Final and in front of 1,158 spectators it was the visitors who showed all the class as they simply out-performed the hosts in all aspects of the game and never really looked bothered at any stage of the sixty minutes.

Manager Matt O Doherty was given plenty to think about before our next match, a play-off against the winners of Clare and Waterford on April 26th, the winners will go forward to the semi-final.

Despite playing with the wind in the opening half Tipperary trailed 0-4 to 1-9 at the interval. Ryan Lambe (2), Shane Ryan and Conall Kennedy got the Premier’s points while Mark Cronin scored Cork’s goal with a simple tap-in to an empty goal after great work from Damien Gore.

Things continued to get worse in the second half as a physically stronger Cork kept the score board ticking over. Tipperary did try hard and showed flashes of creativity and endeavor but it was all in vain as the gap was too large. Adam McGrath, who was carrying a knock coming into the game, looked very lively when introduced as a second half substitute and was rewarded with a great goal into the Killinan End after a fine pass from Darragh O’ Leary.

Mark Cronin compounded the misery for Tipperary with two second half goals and when Richard Moloney blew for full-time there were nineteen points to separate the sides.

Tipperary: Jack Dolan (Fethard), Jack Harney (Moyle Rovers, joint-captain), Stephen Grogan (Cahir), John Ryan (Boherlahan-Dualla), Ríain Quigley (Moyle Rovers, 0-1), Paul Devlin (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill), Éanna McBride (JK Bracken’s), Conall Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Jake Flannery (Galtee Rovers, joint-captain), Diarmuid Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Shane Ryan (Galtee Rovers, 0-3, 0-3 frees), Calvin Boland (Clonmel Commercials), Mark Stokes (Kilsheelan-Kilcash, 0-1), Ryan Lambe (Clonmel Commercials, 0-3, 0-3 frees), Darragh Tynan (Inane Rovers).

Substitutes: Darragh Bolger (Moyle Rovers) for Calvin Boland (half-time), (38th) Cian O’Sullivan (Clonmel Óg) for Éanna McBride, (38th) Adam McGrath (Galtee Rovers, 1-0) for Darragh Tynan, (47th) Darragh O’Leary (Ardfinnan) for Paul Devlin, (49th) Cavan McKenna (Cahir) for John Ryan, (51st) Liam Cleary (Borrisokane) for Jack Harney.

Cork: Kevin McMahon, Lorcan Finn, William Ronan, Dylan Ward (0-1), Jason Harrington, Peter O’Driscoll, Jack McCarthy (0-1), Ryan Walsh, Mark Keane, Jack Murphy, Evan Murphy (0-1), Colm O’Callaghan (0-3), Mark Cronin (2-4, 0-2 frees), Cathal O’Mahony (0-4, 0-2 frees), Damien Gore (1-5, 0-2 frees).

Substitutes: (16th) Seán Meehan for Jason Harrington (blood, reversed 25th minute), (39th) Colm Barrett (0-1) for Jack Murphy, (42nd) Cillian Murray (0-1) got Cathal O’Mahony, (42nd) Seán Meehan for Jason Harrington, (45th) Daniel O’Mahony for William Ronan, (45th) John Corcoran for Lorcan Finn, (50th) Dara Moynihan for Evan Murphy.

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick).

Stephen Gleeson (Tipp FM) and Shane Stapleton (Senior Football Coach) salute their adoring fans from the commentary box