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Quinlivan's quality steers Tipp into Munster semi-final at Waterford's expense

The reward for Liam Kearns’ side is a Munster semi-final meeting with Cork next month.

Tipperary's Michael Quinlivan challenges for the ball with Maurice O'Gorman and Thomas O'Gorman of Waterford.
Tipperary's Michael Quinlivan challenges for the ball with Maurice O'Gorman and Thomas O'Gorman of Waterford.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Tipperary 1-15

Waterford 1-7

TIPPERARY SLOWLY FOUND their rhythm to ease into a Munster semi-final with Cork following this Munster senior football quarter final win over Waterford in Dungarvan this afternoon.

The home side gave Tipp some initial concerns by registering three points inside the first six minutes with Paul Whyte on target, the full-forward scoring five of his side’s six first-half points.

Michael Quinlivan got Tipp off the mark in the seventh minute before Kevin O’Halloran had a goal chance deflected out for a ’45, which wasn’t converted.

Quinlivan and George Hannigan had Tipp level on the quarter-hour but they had goalkeeper Evan Comerford to thank for denying Whyte from close range in the 15th and 20th minutes.

Whyte did convert the second ’45 which resulted in Gavin Crotty adding a good score, but Tipp always looked purposeful going forward with Hannigan adding two further points and Peter Acheson, Martin Dunne and Colm O’Shaughnessy also on target, as Liam Kearns’ men led 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.

Tipp kicked on at the start of the second half with points from the outstanding Acheson and two long-range frees from Kevin O’Halloran, before they scored a fortunate 47th-minute goal. Quinlivan fisted an O’Halloran delivery off the crossbar but it rebounded off the unfortunate Maurice O’Gorman and into the empty net.

Patrick Hurney under pressure Waterford's Patrick Hurney under pressure from Tipp's Kevin O’Halloran, Bill Maher and Alan Moloney. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Indeed Tipp would add a further three points from Acheson, Quinlivan and Brian Fox, before a wasteful Waterford would get their first score in the second half through a Whyte goal in the 58th minute.

Tommy Prendergast would add Waterford’s final score as the game petered out with Michael Quinlivan bringing his tally to 1-4 from play to set up a last four last with Cork in Thurles in two weeks time.

Scorers for Tipperary: Michael Quinlivan 1-4, George Hannigan and Peter Acheson 0-3 each, Kevin O’Halloran 0-2 (2f), Colm O’Shaughnessy, Martin Dunne and Brian Fox 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: Paul Whyte 1-5 (3f, 1 ’45), Tommy Prendergast and Gavin Crotty 0-1 each.

Tipperary

Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)

Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan)
Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)
Ciaran McDonald (Aherlow)

Bill Maher (Kilsheelan/Kilcash)
Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)
Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers)
George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)

Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)
Alan Moloney (Rockwell Rovers)
Brian Fox (Eire Og Annacarty)

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Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe)
Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)
Philip Austin (Borrisokane)

Subs:

Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule) for Leahy (46)
Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials) for Austin (55)
Billy Hewitt (Ardfinnan) for Moloney (63)
Mark Hanley (Aherlow) for O’Shaughnessy (70)
Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers) for Fox (70)

Waterford

Stephen Enright (Ballinacourty)

Ray O Ceallaigh (An Rinn)
Maurice O’Gorman (The Nire)
Thomas O’Gorman (The Nire)

Lorcan O Corraoin (An Rinn)
Michael Curry (Rathgormack)
Stephen Prendergast (Kilrossanty)

Tadhg O hUllachain (An Rinn)
Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty)

Craig Curry (Fourmilwater)
Gavin Crotty (Fourmilewater)
Patrick Hurney (Ballinacourty)

James McGrath (The Nire)
JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier)
Paul Whyte (Kilrossanty)

Subs:

Conor Murray (Rathgormack) for Hutchinson (HT)
Joey Veale (Kilrossanty) for Crotty (51)
Michael O’Halloran (Ballinacourty) for McGrath (55)
Brian Looby (Ballinacourty) for Curry (57)

Referee: David Gough (Meath)

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