Waterford surge engulfs Clare
Waterford 2-7 Clare 1-9
Waterford stormed back from six points down to stun Clare in Dungarvan with the help of two DJ Melia goals, but it wasn't enough to seal a place in the Phase 1 final as Clare will meet Tipperary in a fortnight.
Tomás Meenahan bagged a first-half goal as Clare led 1-7 to 0-4 after 48 minutes. But those two Melia majors turned the game on its head.
ScoreRs - Waterford: DJ Melia 2-0; T Dalton 0-3; A Ryan 0-2 (1f); S Walsh, T O'Connell (1f) 0-1 each. Clare: T Meenahan 1-0; S Meehan 0-3 (3fs); T Lillis 0-2; J Stack (45), E Rouine, E Talty, L Murphy 0-1 each.
Waterford - T Murray; B O'Brien, S Boyce, K Taylor; M Dalton, C Foley, A Walsh; S Walsh, DJ Melia; T Dalton, C Scanlon, A Ryan; M Mullaney, C Rooney, T O' Connell. Subs: P Skehan for S Walsh (46), C Ó Dálaigh for O'Connell (46).
Clare - T Collins; F Kelliher, M Garry, C McMahon; E Walshe, F Guinnane, M Reidy; E Rouine, C McGroary; S Casey, T Meenaghan, K Crowley; L Murphy, S Meehan, E Talty. Subs: T Lillis for McGroary (5), S Browne for Meenahan (35), C Hassett for Reidy (35), J Stack for Crowley (36), S McNamara for Casey (45), C Killeen for Meehan (49), M Comber for Walshe (54), D Whelan for Kelliher (54).
REF - J Hayes (Limerick).