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CORK AND TIPPERARY fans get set to cheer on your team. The Munster U21 football title is up for grabs tonight in Páirc Uí Rinn and we’re following the action all the way.

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RESULT: Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-8

Welcome along to Páirc Uí Rinn for the 2014 Munster U21 football final. We’ve got the reigning champions Cork in action against Tipperary, in a repeat of last year’s final. Throw in is at 8pm.

The minor hurling curtain-raiser has concluded here with Cork thrashing Kerry by 5-26 to 0-9. We’d be expecting the U21 decider to be a lot closer. Half hour to throw in.

Nice crowd building for this one. Neither team out on the pitch yet to being their warm-up under the floodlights.

Here’s tonight’s starting sides:

TIPPERARY: Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey Borris), James Feehan (Killenaule), Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); Adrian McGuire (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens); John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Greg Henry (Killenaule); Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys).
CORK: Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers); Jamie Davis (Douglas), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown, capt.), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers); Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Seán White (Clonakilty), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet); Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers), Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s); Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), Mark Sugrue (Bandon), Sean Kiely (Ballincollig); Dan MacEoin (Ilen Rovers), John Corkery ( Aghabullogue), Alan Cadogan (Douglas).

We’ll be keeping an eye on events in Ulster as Cavan chase four-in-a-row against Donegal. 15 minutes delay to throw-in at the Athletic Grounds.

Kerry’s Padraig O’Sullivan is the referee for this game.

Cork enter this game on the back of wins over Kerry and Limerick while Tipperary have defeated Waterford and Clare.

We’re closing in on throw-in, who’s your tip to win this? Cork for the fourth successive year or Tipperary for only the second time in their history after claiming their maiden crown in 2010?

Early positional changes see Killian O’Hanlon go midfield for Cork and Brian O’Driscoll switch to centre forward.

Tipperary 0-1 Cork 0-0: 2 mins – Swift attack by Tipperary with Greg Henry pointing a fine score.

Tipperary 0-1 Cork 0-1: 4 mins – The teams are level with John Corkery feeding Cork wing-back Kevin Crowley and he dashed forward before showing the poise to point.

Cork 0-2 Tipperary 0-1: 4 mins – This time it’s Crowley who provides the assist for key Cork forward Dan McEoin to book over a point.

Cork 0-2 Tipperary 0-2: 5 mins – All square now as Michael Quinlivan taps over a 20-yard free after Liam McGrath was fouled following a lung-bursting run from deep.

Tipperary spurn a chance to forge ahead when Ian Fahey screws a shot wide from 20 yards with his weaker left foot.

Cork 0-3 Tipperary 0-2: 7 mins – Cork go in front through Brian O’Driscoll after a terrific run forward by Sean Kiely set up the chance.

Cork 0-4 Tipperary 0-2: 9 mins – Mark Sugrue extends Cork’s lead from a free.

Cork 0-5 Tipperary 0-2: 10 mins – Now Cork have a three-point advantage with Kevin Crowley moving forward again to confidently land another point.

Cork 0-6 Tipperary 0-2: 11 mins – Cork moving really well in the opening stages with Crowley and Corkery combining to set up Alan Cadogan who points in style.

Cork 0-7 Tipperary 0-3: 15 mins – Another fine point by Cork, Alan Cadogan on the mark on this occasion but Tipperary reply with a vital score from Michael Quinlivan.

Cork 0-8 Tipperary 0-3: 21 mins – Cork on the mark once more with another fine point as they go into a five-poin advantage. Alan Cadogan on the mark again.

Cork 0-9 Tipperary 0-3: 23 mins – Tipperary now trail by six with Dan McEoin lobbing over a free after Mark Sugrue is fouled.

Cork 0-10 Tipperary 0-3: 24 mins – Tipperary are being ripped apart here with Brian O’Driscoll charging through and blasting over Cork’s 10th point of the night.

Substitute: Colman Kennedy, the goalscoring hero in the 2011 All-Ireland minor final for Tipperary, is on now to try to revive the Premier. Ian Fahey makes way.

Goal for Tipperary from Colman Kennedy!

Cork 0-10 Tipperary 1-3: 26 mins – Lifeline for Tipperary there as the ball is offloaded by Colin O’Riordan to Kennedy who finishes cooly to the net. Big boost for Tipperary and one they badly needed.

Cork 0-11 Tipperary 1-3: 28 mins – Brian O’Driscoll steadies Cork’s challenge as he floats over a point from a long-range free.

Cork 0-11 Tipperary 1-4: 28 mins – Magnificent point from 45 yards out by Michael Quinlivan as he gathered a delivery before launching over a superb score.

Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-4: 30 mins – Dan McEoin taps over a close-range free for Cork after being fouled himself.

Half-Time: Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-4

Half-Time: Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-4

We’re back underway here for the second-half.

Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-5: 32 mins – The home fans aren’t happy with a free being awarded against them but that doesn’t stop Quinlivan from converting.

Yellow card to Tipperary’s Michael Quinlivan for a foul on Cork’s Brian O’Driscoll.

Cork 0-13 Tipperary 1-5: 35 mins – Cork do well to recycle possession and their patience is rewarded when John Corkery points.

Goal for Tipperary from Stephen O’Brien!

Cork 0-13 Tipperary 2-6: 39 mins – Just the minimum between the teams now. Tipperary get through the Cork defence thanks to the efforts of Greg Henry and John McGrath before the ball is fed across to O’Brien who drills a shot to the net. Then Colin O’Riordan bounds forward and lands a beautiful point.

Cork 0-13 Tipperary 2-7: 40 mins – And now we’re all square. Remarkably Tipperary are back in this game as Quinlivan lands a free.

Substitute: Cillian McIntyre is in for Cork for Mark Sugrue.

Cork 0-14 Tipperary 2-7: 43 mins – Cork’s nerves are settled with McEoin pointing a free after Killian O’Hanlon was fouled.

Cork 0-15 Tipperary 2-7: 44 mins – Another vital point for Cork as Alan Cadogan lofts over a superb score.

Substitute: Joshua Keane replaces Liam McGrath in the Tipperary attack.

Cork 0-16 Tipperary 2-7: 47 mins – McEoin stretches Cork’s lead to three with a pointed free.

Goal for Cork from Sean Kiely!

Cork 1-16 Tipperary 2-7: 49 mins – That could be a big moment in this game. John Corkery makes an incisive break for Cork and lays off to Sean Kiely who storms forward to unleash a thunderous left-foot shot to the net.

Substitute: Tipperary bring in Kevin Fahey for Niall O’Sullivan.

Goal for Tipperary from Greg Henry!

Substitutes: David Harrington on for Dan McEoin for Cork. On the Tipperary side, Jason Lonergan replaces Greg Henry with Ian Fahey coming in for John McGrath.

Cork 1-17 Tipperary 3-7: 54 mins – Henry lashed home a shot for Tipperary’s third goal after great work by Quinlivan but Cork reply with a vital point from Kiely.

Substitute: Kevin Kavanagh is in for Cork for Kevin Fulignati.

4,164 the attendance here tonight in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Substitute: Tipperary bring in Liam Casey for Colin O’Riordan.

Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-7: 59 mins – Alan Cadogan looks to have sealed it for Cork with his fifth point of the game.

Substitute: Darragh Murphy replaces Ian Maguire on the Cork team.

Substitute: Sam Ryan in for Cork instead of John Corkery.

Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-8: 61 mins – Late consolation point for Tipperary from Colman Kennedy.

Full-Time: Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-8

Deserved victory for Cork on the night as they clinch four-in-a-row in the Munster U21 championship. They now advance to face Roscommon in the All-Ireland semi-final. That’s all from us this evening, thanks for joining.

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Fintan O'Toole