The Tipperary hurling bandwagon rolls on with the intermediates joining the seniors and minors as Munster champions with victory over Clare in the final at Nenagh last Wednesday night.
The u-21s will hope to make it an unprecedented four-timer when they take on the Banner in their provincial decider on Wednesday, August 8.
A goal in the 29th by David Butler proved crucial as it gave Tipp a 1-10 0-10 lead that they carried into the interval.
Drom-Inch’s David Butler scored 1-4 from play while a number of his playing colleagues came to fore in an always-enthralling affair. James Logue was neat and tidy in goal, corner-back Christy Coughlan saw off Clare danger man David O’Halloran while Eddie Connolly and Ronan Sherlock were a consistent force in the half-back line.
Michael Gleeson had a very influential second half as did Damien O’Brien who was immense under the dropping ball. Kieran Morris was unerring from placed balls and unselfish in open play while Michael Heffernan tacked on two vital points in the second half.
Tipperary: James Logue (Ballingarry), Christy Coughlan (Templederry Kenyons), Kevin O’Gorman (Thurles Sarsfields), Gerry Walsh (Carrick Swan), James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane), Eddie Connolly (Loughmore-Castleiney, captain), Ronan Sherlock (Silvermines), Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields, 0-1), Paudie White (Clonoulty-Rossmore, 0-1), Michael Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg, 0-2), Joe Gallagher (Kildangan), Seán Carey (Moyle Rovers), Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris, 0-8, 0-8 frees), Damien O’Brien (Burgess, 0-2), David Butler (Drom & Inch, 1-4). Subs: (35th) Evan Sweeney (Loughmore-Castleiney) for Joe Gallagher, (51st) Richie Ruth (Thurles Sarsfields) for Paudie White,
(60th) Niall Teehan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) for James Barry.