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Cork's full-forwards run riot against Tipp in one-sided Munster MFC clash
Last year’s beaten Munster finalists sent out a statement of intent this evening.

Tipperary 1-8

Cork 3-21

Jackie Cahill reports from Semple Stadium, Thurles

CORK ROMPED TO a massive 19-point victory over Tipperary in this evening’s Electric Ireland Munster minor football championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium.

The Rebels defeated Tipp by three points in last year’s competition but that margin increased by 16 in front of 1,158 spectators in Thurles.

Cork’s full-forward line registered a combined tally of 3-13 as Mark Cronin bagged 2-4, Damien Gore added 1-5 and Cathail O’Mahony collected four points.

There was also a three-point contribution from wing-forward and captain Colm O’Callaghan – and Cork could even afford the luxury of 15 wides on the night.

Cork, beaten Munster finalists last year, march on to a semi-final next month, with Tipperary to play either Clare or Waterford through the back door as they look to rekindle their campaign.

At half-time, Cork were comfortably ahead, leading by 1-9 to 0-4, having played against the wind from the start.

The Rebels signalled their intentions early, racing into a 0-2 to 0-0 lead before Tipp finally got off the mark in the 10th minute, Ryan Lambe kicking the first of his two points from play in the opening half.

Lambe and Conall Kennedy were the only Tipp players to score from play before half-time, as Shane Ryan added a free, but Cork purred along nicely.

The gap was out to six points – 1-5 to 0-1 – when Cronin, younger brother of senior player Stephen, volleyed home to reward Damien Gore’s excellent turn and attack on goal.

That strike was in the 17th minute and Cork kept the scoreboard ticking over until half-time.

Tipp did rally with two points in a row – Ryan and Kennedy on target – but Cork hit back with three on the spin to keep plenty of distance between the sides.

Lambe pointed for Tipp in the 29th minute but that was cancelled out by Jack McCarthy in first half stoppage time, as the visitors took an eight-point lead down the tunnel with them.

In that first half alone, Cronin and full-forward O’Mahony helped themselves to a combined 1-5, Cronin leading the way with 1-2.

The floodgates opened in the second half as Cork put their opponents to the sword emphatically.

Cronin collected his second goal in the 37th minute and, as Tipp went 11 minutes without a score, Gore notched Cork’s third goal seven minutes later.

There was a fine consolation goal for Tipp from sub Adam McGrath with nine minutes left but the hosts would finish the game with 14 players when Ryan was black-carded in stoppage time.

Scorers for Cork: Mark Cronin 2-4 (0-2f), Damien Gore 1-5 (0-2f), Cathail O’Mahony 0-4 (2f), Colm O’Callaghan 0-3, Dylan Ward, Jack McCarthy, Evan Murphy, Colm Barrett & Cillian Myers-Murray 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Adam McGrath 1-0, Ryan Lambe 0-3, Shane Ryan 0-2f, Riain Quigley, Conall Kennedy & Mark Stokes 0-1 each.


1. Kevin McMahon (Kilshannig)

2. Lorcan Finn (Mitchelstown)
3. William Ronan (Kilmurry)
4. Dylan Ward (Douglas)

5. Jason Harrington (Adrigole)
6. Peter O’Driscoll (Ilen Rovers)
7. Jack McCarthy (Carrigaline)

8. Ryan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Mark Keane (Mitchelstown)

10. Jack Murphy (Eire Og)
11. Evan Murphy (Dromtariffe)
12. Colm O’Callaghan (captain, Eire Og)

13. Mark Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
14. Cathail O’Mahony (Mitchelstown)
15. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)


19. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam) for Harrington (temp., 16-24)
21. Colm Barrett (St Finbarrs) for J Murphy (39)
22. Cillian Myers-Murray (St Finbarrs) for O’Mahony (42)
19. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam) for Harrington (43)
18. Daniel O’Mahony (Knocknagree) for Ronan (45)
17. John Corcoran (Nemo Rangers) for Finn (46)
23. Dara Moynihan (Ballydesmond) for E Murphy (50)


1. Jack Dolan (Fethard)

4. Jack Harney (Moyle Rovers)
3. Stephen Grogan (Cahir)
2. John Ryan (Boherlahan-Dualla)

5. Ríain Quigley (Moyle Rovers)
6. Paul Devlin (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)
9. Eanna Mc Bride (JK Brackens)

7. Conall Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
8. Jake Flannery (Galtee Rovers)

10. Diarmuid Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)
11. Shane Ryan (Galtee Rovers)
12. Calvin Boland (Clonmel Commercials)

13. Mark Stokes (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
14. Ryan Lambe (Clonmel Commercials)
15. Darragh Tynan (Inane Rovers)


17. Darragh Bolger (Moyle Rovers) for Boland (h.t.)
24. Cian O’Sullivan (Clonmel Óg ) for McBride (39)
23. Adam McGrath (Galtee Rovers) for Tynan (39)
18. Darragh O’Leary (Ardfinnan) for Devlin (47)
21. Cavan McKenna (Cahir) for Ryan (49)
20. Liam Cleary (Borrisokane) for Harney (51)

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

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