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Munster SFC Q-Final – Tipperary 1-24 Waterford 0-5

May 31, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 1-24 to 0-5 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday May 31st at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Munster SFC: Tipperary crush Waterford


By Jackie Cahill for

Peter Creedon’s Tipperary crushed Waterford by 22 points in this afternoon’s Munster Senior Football Championship quarter-final. The Premier County were in devastating scoring form as they set up a provincial semi-final clash with Munster and All-Ireland champions Kerry in a fortnight.

Tipp had ten different scorers on the day but the only black spot on a productive afternoon was the sight of 2014 All Star nominee Colin O’Riordan hobbling off with a hip injury in the second half. Tipp will hope that their inspirational U21 captain will be ready in two weeks as the hosts will harbour genuine hopes of rattling Kerry.

Despite playing against the breeze in the first half, Tipp led by 1-13 to 0-3 at the break, with six different players contributing to the scoresheet. Steven O’Brien was immense at midfield, clipping over three points in each half, but he wasn’t alone as the hosts swamped outclassed Waterford with hard running from all areas of the pitch.

Tipp’s goal was scored by Michael Quinlivan in the 25th minute, as the Commercials forward fisted home from close range after Conor Sweeney’s attempted point from a free struck the upright. As Tipp ran riot, Waterford managed just three points in the first half, two from Michael O’Halloran and a JJ Hutchinson free.

Tipp led by six points before Waterford managed their first score, popped over by O’Halloran in the 13th minute. But Tipp’s goal increased the daylight between the teams and Creedon’s slick charges could have one or two more. In front of 1,641 spectators, Tipp picked up where they had left off after half-time, registering the first five scores of the second half.

Peter Acheson, O’Brien, Austin, Séamus Kennedy and George Hannigan were all on target before Waterford stalwart Shane Briggs, beginning his 14th championship campaign, opened Waterford’s second half account in the 51st minute. But Tom McGlinchey’s Waterford managed just one more point for the remainder of the game, a Hutchinson free, as Tipp piled on the misery.
Scorers for Tipperary: M Quinlivan 1-3 (0-1f), S O’Brien 0-6, B Fox, P Austin & C Sweeney (2f) 0-3 each, G Hannigan 0-2, S Kennedy, P Acheson, G Mulhaire & J Lonergan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: M O’Halloran & JJ Hutchinson (2f), 0-2 each, S Briggs 0-1.

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; P Codd, C McDonald, R Kiely; A Campbell, P Acheson, S Kennedy; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; G Mulhaire, C O’Riordan, P Austin; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Fox
Subs: J Lonergan for O’Riordan (42), B Grogan for Quinlivan (44), L Casey for Sweeney (58), B Mulvihill for Fox (58), A Morrissey for Acheson (64), S Flynn for Mulhaire (66).

WATERFORD: S Barron; T Ó hUallacháin, T O’Gorman; M O’Gorman; D Crowley, S Briggs, L Lawlor; P Hurney, T Prendergast; M Ferncombe, M O’Halloran, JJ Hutchinson; M Curry, P Whyte, J Veale
Subs: L Ó’Lonáin for Curry (h.t.), C O’Keeffe for Hurney (49), S Prendergast for Ferncombe (51), R O’Ceallaigh for Whyte (59).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

Fixture Details

Tipperary v Waterford
Tiobraid Árann v Portláirge
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.30pm
Referee: Rory Hickey (An Clár)

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football starting 15 to contest their opening Munster Championship Quarter-Final at 3.30pm on Sunday next May 31st against Waterford in Semple Stadium, Thurles has been announced.

There is a senior championship start for Evan Comerford as he makes up 3 of the recent U21 All-Ireland finalists in the starting 15. Also making his championship debut is Seamus Kennedy while there is a welcome boost with the return to action of Ciarán McDonald who missed the league campaign through injury as manager Peter Creedon and his fellow selectors plot the Tipperary route in the Munster Championship.

New to the Championship bench for Sunday also are U21 All Ireland finalists Kevin O’Halloran, Liam Casey and Jason Lonergan.

The team then is as follows;

Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Paddy Codd Capt. (Killenaule), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers), Colin O’Riordan (J K Brackens), Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)

1. Sean Barron Ardmore
2. Dean Crowley St. Saviours
3. Thomas O’Gorman (Captain) Nire
4. Shane Briggs Ballinacourty
5. Tadhg Ó hUallacháin An Rinn
6. Liam Lawlor Nire
7. Maurice O’Gorman Nire
8. Tommy Prendergast Kilrossanty
9. Michael O’Halloran Ballinacourty
10. Michael Curry Rathgormack
11. Patrick Hurney Ballinacourty
12. Paul Whyte Kilrossanty
13. Mark Ferncombe Ballinacourty
14. JJ Hutchinson Gaultier
15. Joey Veale Kilrossanty


Ticket Information

Adult: €15
Student’s/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €5 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry
Under 16’s are FREE and do not require a ticket

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Match Programme


Next Round – the winners play Kerry in the Munster Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at 3.30pm at Semple Stadium Thurles or Fraher Field Dungarvan.

For the Record

  Tipperary Waterford
2015 Team Manager Peter Creedon Tom McGlinchey
2014 Championship Performance Won Munster quarter-final against Limerick by 2-14 to 1-11.

Lost Munster semi-final to Cork by 0-16 to 1-11.

Defeated Longford by 2-17 to 0-6 in Qualifiers Round 2.

Defeated Laois by 3-17 to 4-9 in Qualifiers Round 3.

Lost Qualifiers Round 4 game to Galway by 4-17 to 4-12.

Drew Munster quarter-final with Clare 2-8 each.

Lost replay to Clare by 3-11 to 0-12.

Lost Qualifiers Round 1 game to Carlow by 0-17 to 1-13.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 9 1
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1935 1898
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 20
Won – 3
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Played – 18
Won – 2
Lost – 15
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 25th 2003 at Walsh Park (Munster Quarter Final) –
Tipperary 0-18 Limerick 1-12

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2015


Saturday May 23rd

@ Cusack Park Ennis – Clare 0-15 Limerick 0-13

Sunday May 31st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles                Tipperary v Waterford @ 3.30pm


Sunday June 14th

@ Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork – Cork v Clare @ 3.30pm

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles or Tipperary or Waterford v Kerry @ 3.30pm
Fraher Field, Dungarvan


Sunday July 5th
2pm throw-in

Useful Information

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8, 2014 – 28.6, 2015 (so far) – 28

It’s been 12 years since Tipperary and Waterford last met in the Munster championship. Tipperary’s victory by 0-18 to 1-12 was their last victory in the Munster championship until last year’s victory over Limerick.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Waterford manager, Tom McGlinchey, is a native of Cork and is a previous Tipperary senior football manager and Limerick minor football manager.


May 31, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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