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Clare kick on to Munster MFC semi-final following gutsy win over Tipperary

Limerick stand between the Banner and a Munster final spot.

Clare 0-10

Tipperary 0-5

CLARE BOOKED THEIR place in the Munster minor semi-final this evening as they beat Tipperary by five points at Cusack Park.

In a low-scoring affair, Clare were dominant for the most, particularly in midfield, and had they have been more clinical in attack, the difference could have been much greater.

Tipperary scored just three points from play.

The hosts, and eventual winners raced into the lead with frees through Gavin Cooney and Paudie Kelly. It took Tipperary 16 minutes to register a score, but as half-time approached they got more and more into the game.

A Conall Kennedy point from play and Ryan Lambe’s 45 kept the Premier in touch.

The half-time score was 0-5 to 0-2 in favour of Clare.

On the restart, both sides exchanged scores with Tipp narrowing the deficit to two points,  but the Banner powered on to win the game with three unanswered points.

Clare now play Limerick in the Munster semi-final on 10 May, while Cork and Kerry go head-to-head on the other side of the draw for a place in the Munster final.

Munster MFC semi-finals:

  • Cork v Kerry, Pairc Ui Rinn, 10 May at 7pm
  • Limerick v Clare, Gaelic Grounds, 10 May 7pm

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