The game at a glance
Published 19/07/2010 | 05:00
Man of the match
Brendan Maher (Tipperary)
He gave an exhibition of modern-day midfield play which was decorated by two first-half points.
Tipperary captain Eoin Kelly won the toss and elected to play with the aid of a strong breeze. Tipp established a healthy 0-14 to 0-5 half-time lead, justifying Kelly's decision.
Tipp's victory sets up a titanic All-Ireland quarter-final with Galway -- a clash between the two teams generally viewed as the best placed to challenge Kilkenny.
Cork referee John Sexton issued five yellow cards and the red flashed at Kevin Brady was fully justified for a late pull across Shane McGrath's legs.
What they said
Liam Sheedy (Tipperary manager):
"The lads struck some fabulous scores in the first half. That's where we set our platform for the victory."
Joe Dooley (Offaly manager).
"We missed too many chances in the first half but in fairness to Tipperary, they didn't miss anything."
Wides: Tipperary 8 (4); Offaly 12 (9).
Frees: Tipperary 16 (7); Offaly 20 (9).
Yellow cards: Tipperary 2 (E Kelly, M Cahill); Offaly 3 (D Hayden, D Molloy, J Brady).
Red cards: Tipp 0; Offaly 1 (K Brady).
Tipperary will play Galway in this weekend's All-Ireland quarter-final. Offaly exit the championship.