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Creedon needs Tipp to raise bar

Tipperary 2-7

Waterford 1-6

TIPPERARY manager Peter Creedon has warned his players they must improve on this display if they are to beat Kerry in the final.

Goals from Darrel Darcy and Richard Ryan set up a four-point semi-final victory but Tipp missed four goal chances and kicked 15 wides in Ardfinnan.

Scorers -- Tipperary: S Carey 0-4f, D Darcy, R Ryan 1-0 each, P Donnellan, C Dillon, D Keogh 0-1 each. Waterford: M Scanlon 1-1, M Ferncombe 0-2 (2f), T Prendergast, T Connors, C McGrath 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY -- M O'Donnell; J Coghlan, C McDonald, D Buckley; C Aylward, P Codd, B Fox; G Hannigan, P Donnellan; C Dillon, C McGrath, R Ryan; S Carey, B Jones, D Darcy. Subs: D Lynch for Aylward (27), B Quinn for Ryan (55), D Keogh for Darcy (58).

WATERFORD -- S Enright; D Greene, G Dunphy, E Brackett; J Maher, B Phelan, S Lannon; S O'Hare, R Aherne; C Guiry, T Prendergast, T Connors; P Kennedy, C McGrath, M Ferncombe. Subs: J O'Mahony for Brackett (15), C Casey for Kennedy (42), M Scanlon for Aherne (55), C Bourke for O'Mahony (57).

Ref -- P O'Sullivan (Kerry)

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