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Tipperary 2-13
Kilkenny 1-13

Published 22/02/2010 | 05:00

FIRST-half goals from Tommy Heffernan and Sean Cleary proved crucial to Tipperary's victory at Semple Stadium on Saturday.

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Kilkenny were reduced to 14 players two minutes from time when captain Padraic Gahan was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Heffernan and Cleary had responded to Cormac Heffernan's early goal to hand Tipperary a 2-6 to 1-5 half-time lead before six second-half points from Premier County midfielder Stephen Murray helped them to pull away.

Scorers -- Tipperary: S Murray 0-6 (0-4f), S Cleary 1-2, T Heffernan 1-1, E Ryan, J Ryan 0-2 each. Kilkenny: D Waugh 0-6 (0-6f), C Heffernan 1-0, G Malone, C Tobin (0-1f) 0-2 each, S Lawless, M Grace, K Bergin 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY -- J Sampson; E Hogan, J Carroll, D Morkan; J O'Dwyer, J Mulqueen, J Fitzpatrick; S Murray, S McKelvey; J Ryan, N O'Meara, T Heffernan; E Ryan, S Cleary, M Ivors. Sub: J Bergin for O'Meara (59).

KILKENNY -- D Walsh; J Bergin, L Kennedy, T Phelan; B Murphy, C Tobin, J Phelan; P Gahan, P Keneally; C Heffernan, S Lawless, G Malone; D Waugh, K Bergin, M Grace.

Ref -- A Stapleton (Laois).

Irish Independent

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