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2022 Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship – Tipperary 3-12 Clare 1-8
Tipperary defeated Clare by 3-12 to 1-8 in Round 3 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Thursday April 28th at Wolfe Tones Shannon.
Perfect Tipp ride prolific spell to overpower Clare
Report by Eoin Brennan for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Munster MFC Tipperary 3-12 Clare 1-8
Tipperary completed a perfect group campaign when overpowering hosts Clare in Shannon on Thursday evening to tee up a Phase 1 Final derby with Limerick.
Struggling to find their feet early on, the Premier County took 14 minutes to open their account through Conall Grogan after conceding the first three points.
However, their challenge was ignited from the kick-out as Ben Carey intercepted to find the net and from that juncture, the visitors never looked back. Indeed, that momentum-fuelled second quarter saw Tipperary outscore a stunned Banner by 2-6 to 0-1, highlighted by a volleyed Fionn Fitzgerald rebound goal to ease seven in front by the break at 2-6 to 0-5.
Try as they might, Clare’s backlash failed to impact the scoreboard as an early Conor Fennell goal opportunity ricocheted off the back of Eoin O’Connell before the home side were temporarily reduced to 14 following a black card for influential midfielder Tadhg Lysaght.
Tipperary didn’t initially capitalise but eventually managed to close out their third successive victory with points from substitutes Oisin Shelly and Eanna Ormond.
Even an injury-time consolation goal for Clare’s chief threat Cathal Talty from the penalty spot would be immediately wiped out by Daithi Hogan as a buoyant Tipperary marched into a play-off decider against Limerick next Thursday for the right to face Cork or Kerry at the penultimate stage.
Scorers for Tipperary: F Fitzgerald (1-3, 1f); Conall Grogan (0-4, 2f, 1m); B Carey (1-1); D Hogan (1-0); P O’Keeffe, C English, O Shelly, E Ormond (0-1 each)
Scorers for Clare: C Talty (1-5, 1-0 Pen, 3f), S McMahon (0-2, 1f); D Keane (0-1)
Tipperary: R McGrath; C Byrne, A McSherry, J Bergin; E O’Connell, C King, T Charles; J Higgins, P O’Keeffe; C English, T O’Connor, B Carey; C Grogan, D Hogan, F Fitzgerald.
Subs: D Landers for English (46), E Ormond for O’Connor (46), O Shelly for Carey (49), D Fogarty for Higgins (57), A Creed for Grogan (57)
Clare: C Howard; E Cahill, D Hill, M Kelly; S McMahon, P Nagle, R Kilroy; J Garry, T Lysaght; M Kelleher, D Keane, G O’Shea; C Talty, C Fennell, D Killeen
Subs: N Fitzgerald for Kilroy (22), C Riordan for O’Shea (38), K O’Donoghue for Fennell (49), J Moylan for Nagle (53), P Considine for Garry (57)
Referee: E Ó Muircheartaigh (Kerry)
Tickets for this game must be purchased in advance via participating Centra and Supervalu outlets or via Ticketmaster.
General Admission – €10
Under 16s Free
This game will be live streamed by Munster GAA
Tipp have one foot in the phase 1 final but Clare can progress with a win.
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The Tipperary Minor Footballers play Clare in Round 3 of the Munster championship this Thursday April 28th at 7pm in Wolf Tones GAA in Shannon.
Manager John McNamara has announced the following team and subs for the game. pic.twitter.com/iqPyiKwITV
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) April 26, 2022