Thursday 12 December 2019

Tipp forwards cut loose to annihilate Offaly

Seamus Callanan, Tipperary, celebrates after scoring the fourth goal against Offaly. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Tipperary v Offaly, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Seamus Callanan, Tipperary, celebrates after scoring the fourth goal against Offaly. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Tipperary v Offaly, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Tipperary had 17 points to spare as they advanced to an All-Ireland quarter-final with the minimum of fuss after a 5-25 to 1-10 win over Offaly in Portlaoise.

Seamus Callanan hit 2-10 with partner-in-crime Lar Corbett grabbing 2-2 as the Tipperary full-forward line ran riot.

Man-of-the-match Patrick 'Bonner' Maher was a threat all evening as Brian Whelehan's Faithful men bowed out of the championship with another drubbing.

Tipp were 4-9 to 0-11 in front at the interval but Offaly did manage a mini revival after the break as Brian Carroll, scorer of 0-13, got his side back to within four points.

Eamon O'Shea's team clicked back into gear however and ran out easy victors by their record winning margin over an Offaly team in the championship.

Seamus Callanan did pick up an injury as he scored Tipp's fifth goal late on in what was the only disappointment from a clinical display.

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