Premier Delight as Déise are Downed25 Apr 2018
There was delighted all round this evening in Páirc Naomh Bríd, the home of Kilrossanty GAA Club, as Tipperary overcame the challenge poised by Waterford and qualified for the Munster semi-final.
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Championship
Waterford 2-6 Tipperary 2-11
Páirc Naomh Bríd, Lemybrien.
Played in front of 540 spectators, Matt O’ Doherty’s charges were well worth their win and once Kyle Shelly bagged Tipperary’s opening goal in the 26th minutes they never looked like losing. This goal seemed to spark the Premier into life and they closed out the half with three points to leave it 1-9 to 1-2 at the break.
Devon Ryan added another goal shortly after the re-start and Tipp could have had two more goals when Christy English saw his bullet ricochet off the crossbar a minute later while Kyle Shelly could only find the side netting when presented with a good chance soon after.
Aaron Ryan did manage a late goal for Waterford following a great Callan Scully save but it mattered little as Tipperary emptied the bench and began to focus eyes on the Banner in two weeks.
However, despite the win there is still plenty for management to work on including the fourteen wides they kicked over the hour.
Tipperary now face Clare in the Munster semi-final which is due to be played in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm.
Tipperary: Callan Scully, Tommy McDonagh, Shane Lowe, Christy McDonagh, Mark O’Meara, Gavin Meagher, Johnny Ryan, Kevin Hayes, Keith Ryan (0-1), Max Hackett (0-1), Devon Ryan (1-0), Christy English (0-5, 4f), Sean O’Connor (0-2, 1f), Kyle Shelly (1-0) and Eddie Daly (0-1).
Substitutes: Conor Power for Daly, Rhys Byron for Ryan, Jamie Holloway for English, Conor Whelan for Ryan, Dylan Farrelly for Ryan, Kieran Costello for Hackett.
Waterford: Niall McSweeney, Colin Foley, Sean Boyce, Sean Lennon, Henry Griffin, Tom Walsh, Liam Fennell (0-1), Conor Browne, James Power (1-4, 3f), Sean Ronayne, Larry Walsh, Aaron Ryan (1-1), Niall O’Keeffe, Michael Flynn, Aidan Behan.
Substitutes: Ronan Elliffe for Browne, Tomás Mooney for Boyce, Padraig Fitzgerald for Niall O’Keeffe
Referee: Alan Long (Cork).
Mr. Mister Menswear Golf Classic
The annual Mr. Mister Menswear Friends of Tipperary Football golf classic is due to take place in Thurles Golf Club in May. For further information on participating or sponsoring a tee box please click the following link: https://www.nationalist.ie/news/sport/309668/challenge-the-tipperary-footballers-at-their-golf-classic-in-thurles-on-may-11-12.html
Fáiltíónn na Déisigh roimh na Tiobradaigh & áit i gCluiche leathcheannais peile na Mumhan mar dhuais dona buaiteoirí.
A place in the @MunsterGAA minor football semi-final for @WaterfordGAA or @TipperaryGAA tonight-catch all the highlights Mon @ 20.00 on @SportTG4 @KilrossantyGAA pic.twitter.com/nrJE3EfQPR
— GAA 2018 (@GAA_2018_TG4) April 25, 2018