Tipperary footballers suffer heavy Munster U/20 quarter final defeat to a quality Cork side

Eamon Lacey


Eamon Lacey

Tipperary U20 football manager David Power

Tipperary .................0.8
Cork ...................1.20
Cork inflicted more football championship misery on the Premier county this evening (Saturday 16th)when they brought to an end  Tipperary's Munster U20 football campaign .
In their first and only outing in the new grade this year Tipperary suffered a fifteen point defeat at the hands of the home team in Pairc Ui Rinn with the Rebels winning the right to take on Clare in the Munster semi final.
A young Tipperary team put in an honest , hard working performance on the night starting the first half on a very positive note but Cork were the stronger outfit, had much more quality throughout the field and fully deserved to advance.
Cork had taken a stranglehold on the game with six unanswered points before the half time whistle stretching a two point lead after twenty minutes into an eight point lead at the break.
Like in the first half Tipperary did make a positive start to the second half with substitute Jack Delahunty scoring two points before a minute and ten seconds had elapsed.He added a third point later in the half. .A second substitute Brian Fitzpatrick also got himself on the scoreboard and the only other Tipp player to score in the second half was Conal Kennedy.
Cork put a gloss on an excellent display with a goal in injury time to inflict further misery on Tipperary when substitute Killian Murray Myers blasted to the net to finish off an excellent passing movement.At that stage Tipperary had been reduced to fourteen men  after substitute John Lyons was black carded shortly after he entered the fray and could notbe replaced because Tipp had already used up their quota of substitutes.
Cork were well worth their comfortable fifteen point victory and were very efficient in front of goal where they had plenty of options and real pace and quality.

Tipperary started the first half on a very positive note. captain Jack Harney was sweeping to good effect in front of the defence and Ben Hyland and ConorO Sullivan were winning their fair share of possession in midfield.
Upfront there was good movement from ConalKennedy, Riain Quigley and Ryan Lambe, who put his team in front with a good score after six minutes.Cork scored the next four without reply before Riain Quigley converted a free midway through the first half.
Cork, through the impressive Chris Og Jones ,who scored five points in the first half, stretched their lead again before Conal Kennedy replied with Tipp's best score of the first half after twenty minutes which left just two points between the teams.
That Kennedy score was tobe Tipp's last score of the half as Cork pulled away from their opponents scoring six points without reply. That gap couldhave been much wider as Tipperary were living dangerously.Mark Keane drove wide when he looked a certainty to score a goal while a long range effort from Tadgh Corkery came off the cross bar.Tipp goalie Cian Quinn also pulled off an excellent save from Chris Og Jones in a big let off for the Premier side.

Kian QuinnGavin Whelan,Dean Carew,Conn Bonnor,darragh O Leary,Darire Egan,Gavin ryan,Ben Hyland,Conor O Sullivan,Riain Quigley,JackHarney,Daire Brennan,Conal Kenedy,Dan O Meara,Ryan Lambe
Scorers - Jack Delahunty 0.3,Riain Quigley 0-1f,Conal Kennedy 0-2,Ryan Lambe o-1,Brian Fitzpatrick 0.1
Subs- Eanna McBride for Conn Bonnar,Jack Delahunty for Darragh O Leary,John Lyons for Ryan Lambe,Liam Meagher for Riain Quigley,Stephen Grogan for Conor O Sullivan,Brian Fitzpatrick for Ben Hyland
Cork .Ian Giltinan Nathan Walsh Brian Murphy Liam O’DonovanTadhg Corkery Aidan Browne Tom Linehan Maurice Shanley Jack Ryan Mark Keane Colm O’Callaghan Cathal MaguireChris Óg Jones Mathnew Bradley Damien Gore
Cork scorers
Chris Og Jones 0.6,Mmatthew Bradley 0.4,Damien Gore 0.2,Tadgh Corkery 0.2,Aidan Browne 0.1,Cathal Maguire 0.1,Killian Murray Myers 1.1,SeanWalsh 0.3

Sean Walsh for Cathal maguire,Killian Murray Myers for Jack Ryan,ColmBarrett for Matthew Bradley,Mark Cronin for Chris Og Jones,Sean o Sullivan for Tomn Linehan, Donagh Shortenfor Maurice Shanley