Kerry too Strong for Tipp

06 July 2009

MFC Tipp v Kerry 09 020Kerry lifted the ESB Munster MFC title at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday following a double-scores victory over Tipperary.



Shock winners over Cork in the semi-final, Tipp never got to the pace of the game against a Kerry side who had powered into a 0-8 to 0-1 lead by half-time. Indeed, the Kingdom’s lead would have been greater had they not shot seven wides inside the opening 20 minutes.

Jack Sherwood was Kerry’s chief marksman with 0-4 form player, while Eanna O’Connor slotted over 0-3 from placed balls.

Tipp, who had lost to Kerry earlier in the campaign before coming through the backdoor, resumed for the second half with points from Thomas Hill and Liam Treacy, but by the 50th minute, the winners had opened up a 0-12 to 0-3 lead.

The Premier boys doubled their tally with three points in the last six minutes, but they were little more than consolation scores.

Kerry – P O’Sullivan; M Galvin, P Galvin, D Wrenn; G Gibson, J Coffey, N Fitzgerald; J Sherwood (0-4), D O’Sullivan (0-1); N O’Shea (0-1), S Carroll (0-1), M Brennan; I Galvin (0-1), D Kelly (0-1), E O’Connor (0-3, 3f). Subs: M Thiemann for Brennan (45), M Reen for I Galvin (53), D Doody for O’Connor (55), M Griffin for Gibson, D Culhane for Fitzgerald (both 60).

Tipperary – A Wall; P Dalton, J Ryan, G Quinn; L Murphy, G Mulhair, D Dwyer; J Lonergan, E Kendrick; T Hill (0-1), M Ivors, R Peters (0-1); L Treacy (0-1), R McGrath, B Hewitt (0-1, 1f). Subs: S O’Meara for Lonergan (25), J McMahon (0-2) for Treacy (44), A Matassa for Hill, E Kent for Kendrick (both 55).

Ref – M Rock (Clare)