Young shines in Tipp victory
SECOND-half goals from subs Noel McGrath and Patrick Maher proved key as Tipperary defeated Munster finalists Waterford by five points in a keenly contested senior hurling challenge at Semple Stadium last night.
At the midway point, Tipperary led by 0-15 to 0-13 as all six of the home side's starting forwards, both midfielders and impressive right half-back David Young scored first-half points from play.
Scorers -- Tipperary: E Kelly 0-6 (0-5fs), N McGrath 1-1 (0-1f), S McGrath, D Young 0-3 each, Patrick Maher 1-0, G Ryan, B Maher, P Bourke 0-2 each, S Hennessy, Padraic Maher, J O'Brien, T Hammersley, L Corbett, D Egan, 0-1 each. Waterford: E Kelly 0-7 (0-5f), E McGrath 1-2, S O'Sullivan (0-1f, 0-1 '65'), M Shanahan (0-1f) 0-3 each, R Foley, S Prendergast, J Mullane 0-2 each, S Walsh, D Shanahan 0-1 each.
TIPPERARY -- B Cummins; P Stapleton, D Fanning, M Cahill; D Young, S Maher, C O'Brien; B Maher, S McGrath; G Ryan, Padraic Maher, J O'Brien; T Hammersley, E Kelly, L Corbett. Subs: S Hennessy for Ryan (h-t), N McGrath for Hammersley (h-t), D Gleeson for Cummins (h-t), Patrick Maher for J O'Brien (49), D Egan for Kelly (60), M Heffernan for Corbett (64), P Bourke for Young (66).
WATERFORD -- C Hennessy; J Maher, M O'Brien, N Connors; S Fives, M Walsh, D Prendergast; S O'Sullivan, R Foley; K Moran, S Prendergast, E Kelly; J Mullane, S Walsh, S Molumphy. Subs: E Murphy for Maher (h-t), E McGrath for Foley (h-t), K McGrath for S Prendergast (h-t), D Shanahan for Moran (h/t), M Shanahan for Kelly (h-t), S Casey for Mullane (61).
Ref -- J Sexton (Cork).