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Tipperary claim facile Waterford Crystal Cup final win over Clare

Published 07/02/2014 | 21:11

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7 February 2014; Tipperary captain James Woodlock with the Waterford Crystal Cup. Waterford Crystal Cup Final, Clare v Tipperary,  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Tipperary captain James Woodlock with the Waterford Crystal Cup
7 February 2014; James Woodlock, Tipperary, in action against John Conlon, Clare. Waterford Crystal Cup Final, Clare v Tipperary,  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
James Woodlock, Tipperary, in action against John Conlon

Tipperary claimed their first silverware of the year with a 4-22 to 3-11 victory over Clare at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

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Tipperary were much quicker out of the blocks and they led by seven points when Micheal Heffernan found the net after 23 minutes.

The response from the All-Ireland champions was emphatic with John Conlon, Tony Kelly and Conor McGrath all hitting the net in five frantic first-half minutes and the led by 3-5 to 1-10 at the break.

A Conor Kenny goal two minutes after the restart help the Premier county regain the lead and a brace of goals from Kieran Morris put them in control, leading by nine points with 15 minutes remaining.

There was no comeback from Davy Fitzgerald’s side as Tipp eased to a 14-point win.

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