Wednesday 24 May 2017

White-hot Banner leave Déise trailing

Clare 1-24 Waterford 0-9

'The scoreline suggests otherwise but the opening half was a close affair with Clare going in 0-9 to 0-7 at the break.' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'The scoreline suggests otherwise but the opening half was a close affair with Clare going in 0-9 to 0-7 at the break.' Stock photo: Sportsfile

Clare unleashed a devastating second-half show at Cusack Park to reach the Munster MHC semi-final, despite shooting 17 wides over the hour.

The scoreline suggests otherwise but the opening half was a close affair with Clare going in 0-9 to 0-7 at the break. But Waterford could only register two points in the second period while the Banner, with Keith White in tremendous form, amassed 1-15. The only goal was scored in the 54th minute when sub Colin Haugh rifled to the net.

Scorers - Clare: K White 0-6, C Haugh 1-1, L Brack 0-4 (2fs), G Cooney 0-3, D Ryan, C Darcy, C Tierney, T Agnew 0-2 each; R Considine, G Cahill 0-1 each. Waterford: B Power 0-5 ( 2fs, 1 '65), I Daly, I Beecher, S Crotty, T Douglas 0-1 each.
Clare - E Foudy; C McInerney, R Hayes, C Ferns; D Ryan, C Minogue, A McCarthy; C Darcy, K White; L Brack, G Cahill, C Tierney; T Agnew, G Cooney, B Horner. Subs: R Considine for Tierney (40), C Haugh for Cahill ((51), P Corry for Brack (56), S Crowley for Ferns (56) E Wallace for White (58).
Waterford - E Browne; C Giles-Doran, J Flavin, T Foley; M Power, L O'Brien, S Whelan-Barrett; I Daly, I Beecher; C Power, S Carton, T Barron; T Looby, S Crotty, B Power. Subs: T Douglas for Carton (40), N O'Keeffe for Looby (42), D Booth for Crotty (46),C Whelan for Barron (52), E McGrath for Daly (57).
Ref - J Mullins (Limerick)

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