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Friday 30 September 2016

McCormack rocks Rebels

Tipperary 3-20 Cork 1-15

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Published 23/05/2016 | 02:30

Tipperary's Michael Breen in action against Damien Cahalane of Cork during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final match. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile
Tipperary's Michael Breen in action against Damien Cahalane of Cork during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final match. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile
Tipperary's Sean Curran in action against Conor O'Sullivan of Cork during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile
Tipperary's Noel McGrath in action against Cork's Patrick Horgan at Semple Stadium. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile

Aidan McCormack banged over 14 points as Tipperary ended Cork's reign as Munster intermediate champions.

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The Premier County ran out 11-point winners to set up a semi-final clash with Limerick.

Mark Russell also helped himself to a brace of second-half goals within a minute of each other, after goalkeepers Brian Hogan and Declan Dalton both hit goals from penalties.

Scorers - Tipperary: A McCormack 0-14 (12f), M Russell 2-0, B Hogan 1-0 pen, B McCarthy 0-3, S Ryan, L McGrath & D Fitzell 0-1 each. Cork: N McNamara 0-5f, D Dalton 1-1 (1-0 pen, 1f), P O'Rourke 0-3, K Kavanagh, B Murray, K O'Neill, D Brosnan, E O'Sullivan & E Brosnan 0-1 each.

Tipperary - B Hogan; G Fennelly, J Peters, P Maher; A Coffey, T Fox, S Ryan; B McCarthy, J Shelly; L McGrath, A McCormack, T Nolan; W Connors, M Russell, C Kenny. Subs: D Fitzell for Shelly (46), T Gallagher for McGrath (47), C Lanigan for Nolan (57), S Quirke for Ryan (57), D Sweeney for Fennelly (58).

Cork - D Dalton; D Lester, C Barry, D Browne; K Kavanagh, D O'Donovan, C Buckley; B Murray, K O'Neill; D Brosnan, N Kelly, E O'Sullivan; D Drake, P O'Rourke, N McNamara. Subs: R Cahalane for Barry (h-t), S Hayes for Kelly (h-t), B Lawton for O'Sullivan (37), E Brosnan for O'Neill (45), G Murphy for Kavanagh (57).

Ref - D O'Driscoll (Limerick)

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