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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 21 November, 2018


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Welcome to our coverage of today’s All-Ireland U21 hurling decider between Cork and Tipperary. Here’s how the teams are named to start but we’ll let you know of any late changes:


1. Barry Hogan (Kiladangan)

2. Eoghan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs)
3. Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
4. Killian O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

5. Podge Campion (Drom-Inch)
6. Robert Byrne (Portroe)
7. Dillon Quirke (Clonoulty-Rossmore)

8. Stephen Nolan (Drom-Inch)
9. Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)

10. Colin English (Fr Sheehy’s — captain)
11. Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
12. Paudie Feehan (Killenaule)

13. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
14. Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
15. Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonaghs)


1. Ger Collins (Ballinhassig)

2. David Lowney (Clonakilty)
3. David Griffin (Carrigaline)
4. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)

5. Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields)
6. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
7. Billy Hennessy (St Finbarrs)

8. Ger Millerick (Fr O’ Neills)
9. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)

10. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own)
11. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
12. Shane Kingston (Douglas — captain)

13. Liam Healy (Sarsfields)
14. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
15. Jack O’Connor (Sarsfields)

It’s prediction time. The Rebels are hot favourites at 1/5 with the bookies, while underdogs Tipperary are rated at 9/2.

Who do you fancy to lift the trophy at the Gaelic Grounds?

The sides meet today for a second time this campaign. Tipperary suffered a 13-point beating at the hands of Cork in the Munster final back in July.

But Liam Cahill’s men recovered with an impressive six-point win over Leinster champions Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final to book a rematch with the Rebels. Cahill is one of the favourites to become the next Premier senior boss and a shock win today would do his chances of succeeding Michael Ryan no harm at all.

Cork are backboned by youngsters who’ve won the last two Munster senior titles – including star players Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Shane Kingston.

Tipp will be relying on Ger Browne, Paudie Feehan, Jake Morris and Cian Darcy to lead from the front in what should be an entertaining affair. Throw-in is at 5.30pm.

One late change on the Cork team, Tipperary start as selected.

Throw-in has been delayed by ten minutes. We’ll have a 5.40pm start.

The parade is over and the national anthem is underway. The game will begin momentarily.

Will it be Denis Ring or Liam Cahill celebrating at the final whistle?

Denis Ring Cork manager Denis Ring Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Liam Cahill Premier boss Liam Cahill Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

We’re underway!

Cork 0-0 Tipperary 0-1

Lightning start from Tipp as Jake Morris fires over the bar.

Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-1

Robbie O’Flynn shows great pace and levels it up for Cork.


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-1

The Premier’s Mark Kehoe shoots the first wide of the day.


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-2

Decent start by Tipperary and they retake the lead through Jerome Cahill. Seconds before at the far end, Declan Dalton sent a free wide for Cork.


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-3

Fine catch by Kehoe who fetches a high ball above David Griffin. The full-forward is fouled and Morris converts the easy free.


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-4

Cahill extends the Tipp lead to three. Cork have been slow starters in Limerick.


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-5

Cork boss Ring must be a little worried now. Cian Darcy adds his name to the scoresheet for Tipperary, who are controlling this game.


PENALTY! Kehoe is fouled by Mark Coleman for a Tipp penalty after 13 minutes.

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GOAL! Jake Morris buries an early penalty into the back of the net for Tipp!


Cork 0-1 Tipperary 1-5

Cork beat Tipp by 13 points in the Munster final, but it’s the Premier who have raced seven points clear after the first quarter. A stunning start by the underdogs!


Coleman was booked for that foul on Kehoe a few minutes ago.


Cork 0-2 Tipperary 1-5

Conor Cahalane, a late change to the Cork team, fires over a much-needed point for the Rebels. At the far end Stephen Nolan hits a wide for Tipp.


Cork 0-3 Tipperary 1-5

Cahalane sends over his second point in as many minutes. Good response from Cork after the Tipp goal.


Cork 0-4 Tipperary 1-5

Dalton with a free for Cork – that’s their third in-a-row. They’re coming back into the game now.


Cork 0-5 Tipperary 1-5

Brilliant pick-up and turn by Jack O’Connor before he fires between the posts to bring Cork back to within three.


Cork 0-6 Tipperary 1-5

O’Flynn collects the puck-out and drives over from the sideline. Cork are motoring now!


Cork 0-7 Tipperary 1-5

Six-in-a-row now for Cork! Kingston with the latest. Tipperary haven’t scored since their 15th-minute penalty.


Cork 1-7 Tipperary 1-5

Cork are suddenly winning the battles all over the field and Cahalane drills home a stunning solo goal in the 25th minute. The half-time whistle can’t come quick enough for the Premier!


Cahalane has more than justified his late inclusion in the Cork team with 1-2 from play in the opening 25 minutes.


Cork 1-8 Tipperary 1-6

Cork’s lead is two as we approach the interval. Here’s a look at Cahalane’s incredible goal:


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-6

O’Flynn has three points to his name now as we enter stoppage-time at the end of the first period.


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-7

Cahill reduces the gap to two from distance.


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-7 - HT

A topsy-turvy opening half ends with Cork leading by two. There’s all to play for in the second period.


Some snaps from an entertaining first-half:

Tim O’Mahony with Robert Byrne Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Conor Cahalane celebrates scoring a goal Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO


The second-half is underway!


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-8

Tipperary are playing into a strong breeze for the second period but they start off well with a score from Colin English.


Check out the first-half highlights here:


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-9

We’re all level after Darcy’s well-taken free from the left-hand side. A stoppage now in play as O’Flynn goes down with an injury.


Cork 1-9 Tipperary 1-10

Darcy sends over a brilliant score from the left wing after ferocious work-rate from the Tipp forwards.


Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-10

Dalton converts a free to draw Cork back on level terms.


Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-11

Ger Browne drives forward from midfield and clips over an impressive score to edge Tipp back in front.


CHANCE! Cork have two shots on goal but both are blocked after some brave Tipperary defending.


16,173 is the official attendance in the Gaelic Grounds.


Cork 1-12 Tipperary 1-12

Morris taps over the free after Browne is fouled by Coleman – but Eoghan Murphy is mistakenly identified and shown the yellow. Coleman was fortunate to stay on the field as he was already booked.

Cork respond immediately with two scores – the second one a fine strike from Cahalane. This one will go right down to the wire.


Former minor star Brian Turnbull has been introduced for Cork. He’s not long recovered from a torn ACL.


Bad wide from English after he cut through the Cork rearguard.


Cork 1-12 Tipperary 2-12

That was a brilliant run and finish by Nolan to send Tipperary three clear. Will Cork respond?


Cork 1-13 Tipperary 2-12

Dalton pulls back a free in response for Cork.


Cork 1-14 Tipperary 2-12

Turnbull with a brilliant turn and strike over the bar. One point game.



Cork 1-15 Tipperary 2-12

Kingston sends a shot at the posts narrowly wide but Cork pull level through a Dalton free. Will we have extra-time in Limerick?


Five minutes of stoppage-time have been added.


Cork 1-15 Tipperary 2-12

O’Flynn sends a good chance wide. Four and a half minutes left in added time.


Cork 1-16 Tipperary 2-12

Tim O’Mahony picked a good time to get his first score of the game! Cork lead by one.


Two minutes left…


Cork 1-16 Tipperary 3-13

Tipp add a score and they’ve surely won it now!

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Tipperary are All-Ireland U21 hurling champions after scoring 1-1 in the final minute of stoppage-time!


Cork 1-16 Tipperary 3-13 – FT

What a finish!


That’s all from today’s liveblog, thanks for joining us. Keep an eye on the site for a report and reaction from that thrilling encounter in Limerick.

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