Tuesday 20 August 2019

Cahill strike sets Clare on their way

Munster MHC: Clare 2-13 Tipperary 1-9

Diarmaid Cahill of Clare celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Diarmaid Cahill of Clare celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Clare made it two wins out of two when they proved too strong for Tipperary at Cusack Park yesterday.

The Banner county were full value for their seven-point victory, with corner-forward Connor Hegarty putting in a man-of-the-match performance.

The hosts opened their account in the second minute when corner-forward and free-taker Keith Smyth split the posts.

Diarmuid Cahill netted the decisive goal 22 minutes into the contest.

A bullish Clare moved further ahead with a Smyth goal from a penalty to reaffirm their dominance.

Tipp did have a goal of their own through Kyle Shelly with eight minutes remaining, but it proved too little too late on the day.

Adam Hogan of Clare in action against Tony Cahill of Tipperary. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Adam Hogan of Clare in action against Tony Cahill of Tipperary. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Scorers - Clare: K Smyth 1-2 (1-0pen, 2f), D Cahill 1-1, C Hegarty 0-4, T Butler, S Ronan 0-2 each, S Meehan (1f), C Galvin (1f) 0-1 each. Tipperary: K Shelley 1-0, J Leamy 0-3 (1'65), J Campion 0-2, P Kinane, P Creedon, M Power, C Fogarty 0-1 each

Tipperary - S Gleeson, S Loughran, C O'Dwyer, J Duncan, E Marnane, M Corcoran, P Creedon, L Shanahan, C Ryan, C Deeley, J Campion (Capt), J Leamy, C Fogarty, T Cahill, P Kinane. Subs: M Power for Corcoran (29), C Lloyd flor Shanahan(h/t), L Seasy fo Ryan (33), K Shelly for Kinanae (40), C McKelvey for Deeley (50),

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Clare - A Shanahan, S Devanney, A Hogan, C McGroary, J Collins, C O'Meara, T Butler, O Clune, C Murphy, S Meehan, C Galvin (Capt), O O'Donnell, C Hegarty, D Cahill, K Smyth. Subs: D Downes for Murphy (43), S Ronan for O'Donnell (50), s Punch for Smyth (56).

Ref - S Stokes (Cork)

Sean Ronan of Clare in action against Matthew Power of Tipperary. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Sean Ronan of Clare in action against Matthew Power of Tipperary. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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