Sunday 22 May 2016

Tipperary's Easy Win

Munster SHC Quarter Final:

Tipperary 0-22; Cork 0-13

This hurling game, played today at Semple Stadium in Thurles, was somewhat scrappy and lacked intensity. This was mainly due to the heavy rain showers that were fairly constant throughout the game and also by the modern style of play.

Tipperary led the game from start to finish — Cork never got closer than seven points. In the first half, with the breeze behind them, the Tipp backs dominated the game. They were ably led by the Maher brothers, Cathal Barrett and Michel Cahill, with newcomer Seamus Kennedy and James Barry not far behind. In the forward line, Seamus Callanan was nearly back to his best at full-forward with John O'Dwyer and the McGrath brothers also showing fine touches. Championship newcomers, Sean Curran and Dan McCormack, can also be happy with their contributions.

Tipperary will be pleased with the win, but much sterner tests lie ahead. Cork never came-to-grips with the game and will need to up their performance considerably if they are to make an impression in the qualifiers.

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