Vincent Hogan: Sheedy insists wasteful Tipp will improve
Published 29/03/2010 | 05:00
Some silt in the water then, Tipperary's apparently serene glide towards another National Hurling League final hitting an obstinate current here.
Waterford's Eoin Kelly was deliberate as a golfer facing a tricky downhill putt with Sunday dusk descending as he delivered the injury-time free that confirmed a just share of the spoils in Semple Stadium. Ten times the sides had been level in a contest rippling on the fringes of championship intensity.
If Tipp have a vice, it looks to be carelessness with a lead. They led 1-17 to 1-12 with 22 minutes remaining and seemed well set to canter into the sunset. But they weren't of a mind to close out games in last year's Munster Championship and it would seem that that small quirk still loiters like a virus in the system.