Tuesday 17 October 2017

Gore gets Rebels over the line

Cork 1-14 Tipperary 1-11

It took the Rebels just five minutes to raise the green flag, Colm O'Callaghan bursting through an absent defence before powering the ball into the bottom corner (Stock picture)
It took the Rebels just five minutes to raise the green flag, Colm O'Callaghan bursting through an absent defence before powering the ball into the bottom corner (Stock picture)

Cork were made to work hard against an excellent Tipperary side, driving on late to secure victory at Páirc Uí Rinn.

It took the Rebels just five minutes to raise the green flag, Colm O'Callaghan bursting through an absent defence before powering the ball into the bottom corner.

The visitors were struggling to contain Brian Herlihy's outfit, and Damien Gore stroked over some comfortable frees to extend Cork's advantage, but some unforced errors allowed Tipp to eat back into the lead before the break.

The Rebels pushed on to open up a seven-point lead but this Tipp team weren't giving up without a fight, and John Lyons set up a goal for Conor Cashman. And when Ben Hyland pointed with ten minutes remaining the scores were level.

However, Cork started to re-establish their lead, and Kevin O'Donovan had a golden chance to secure victory three minutes from time, but Paudie Feehan blocked his shot on the line.

The Rebels pressed on to book their spot in the semis. For Mick O'Sullivan's Tipp the prospect of Limerick is next, but they'll be buoyed by this excellent performance.

Scorers - Cork: D Gore 0-8 (6fs), M Buckley 0-5, C O'Callaghan 1-0, K O'Donovan 0-1. Tipperary: B Hyland 0-6 (3fs), C Cashman 1-0, C English, D Egan, J Lyons, R Lambe, S Ryan 0-1 each.

Cork - M White; D Scannell, A McCarthy, L O'Donovan; T Corkery, N Walsh, J McCarthy; J Ryan, C Foley; B O'Gorman, C O'Callaghan, C Maguire; D Gore, K O'Donovan, M Buckley. Subs: S Minihane for McCarthy (24), G O'Donoghue for Ryan (44), S Ryan for Foley (47), S O'Sullivan for O'Gorman 50, S O'Driscoll for Maguire (55).

Tipperary - J Dolan; J Harney, P Feehan, J Flannery; C English, D Brennan, S Nolan; C Cashman, B Hyland (C Kennedy 60); R Lambe, C Boland, D Egan (C Murphy 54); J Lyons, M Barlow (S Ryan 35), A English (S Quinlan 51). Subs: S Ryan for Barlow (35), S Quinlan for English (51), C Murphy for Egan (54), C Kennedy for Hyland (60).

Ref - B Kelly (Clare)

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