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Bowe hits 0-7 as Tipperary's second-half show key in Munster hurling win over Clare

Tiperary will now take on Waterford in next Monday’s semi-final.

Conor Bowe in action for Tipperary with Clare's Dylan McMahon and Darragh Healy.
Conor Bowe in action for Tipperary with Clare's Dylan McMahon and Darragh Healy.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Tipperary 1-19
Clare 0-12

CONOR BOWE INSPIRED Tipperary to produce a major turnaround in the second half to defeat Clare in tonight’s Munster U20 hurling clash in Semple Stadium.

Tipperary, All-Ireland champions last year at this level and with six players in action here from that starting team, were in difficulty in the first half as Clare dictated the play.

The Banner were full value for their 0-10 to 0-6 advantage at half-time with Cian Galvin and Mark Rodgers both hugely impressive.

But Tipperary took over in the second half as they scored 0-11 without reply before Clare got their first score of the half courtesy of a Galvin pointed free in the 57th minute.

Tipperary finished strong as well with Devon Ryan firing home the only goal of the game from a 60th minute penalty after Andrew Ormond was fouled.

That propels them towards a semi-final clash with Waterford that is scheduled to take place in the Fraher Field in Dungarvan at 3.15pm next Monday afternoon.

The teams were tied at 0-5 apiece after the first water break, Tipperary coming close to netting only for Ormond’s shot to hit the butt of the upright. Clare then enjoyed an excellent phase with their strong display at the end of the half opening up a four-point gap.

mark-rodgers-and-eanna-mcbride Clare's Mark Rodgers in action against Tipperary's Eanna McBride. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Yet Tipperary had quickly wiped that out in the second half as they shot over four points inside the first seven minutes coutesy of Bowe (3) and Kevin McCarthy.

And it was Bowe who raised the white flag that edged them in front in the 41st minute while they went 0-13 to 0-10 at the second half water break.

John Devane’s team outscored Clare 1-6 to 0-2 thereafter to ensure they booked a last four place.

john-devane Tipperary manager John Devane Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Scorers for Tipperary: Conor Bowe 0-7, Devon Ryan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-3f), Andrew Ormond 0-3, Sean Ryan, Kevin McCarthy 0-2 each, Gearoid O’Connor 0-1 (0-1f).

Scorers for Clare: Cian Galvin 0-5 (0-3f), Mark Rodgers 0-4 (0-1f), Robin Mounsey, William Halpon, Connor Hegarty 0-1 each.

Tipperary

1. Aaron Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)

2. Johnny Ryan (Arravale Rovers)
3. Conor Whelan (Carrick Davins)
4. Éanna McBride (JK Brackens)

5. Fintan Purcell (Drom-Inch)
6. Eoghan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs – captain)
7. Ray McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

8. Kevin Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Kevin McCarthy (Toomevara)

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10. Gearóid O’Connor (Moyne-Templetuohy)
11. Conor Bowe (Moyne-Templetuohy)
12. Devon Ryan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)

13. Andrew Ormond (JK Brackens)
14. Kian O’Kelly (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
15. Seán Hayes (Kiladangan)

Subs

23. Seán Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) for Hayes (half-time)
24. James Devaney (Borris-Ileigh) for O’Connor (47)
19. Keith Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane) for Purcell (55)
21. Max Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris) for Ormond (inj) (59)
17. Darragh Flannery (Kiladangan) for McCarthy (64)

Clare

1. Cian Broderick (Clarecastle)

2. Paddy Donnellan (Broadford)
3. Adam Mungovan (St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield)
4. Jathan McMahon (Clonlara)

5. Mike Gough (Smith O’Briens)
6. Dylan McMahon (Clonlara)
7. Darragh Lohan (Wolfe Tones)

8. Aidan Moriarty (Clonlara)
9. Gearoid Cahill (Corofin)

10. Cian Galvin (Clarecastle)
11. Robin Mounsey (Ruan)
12. William Halpin (Tulla)

13. Diarmuid Cahill (Corofin)
14. Mark Rodgers (Scariff)
19. Conner Hegart (Inagh-Kilnamona)

Subs

17. Darragh Healy (Clarecastle) for Mungovan (17)
23. Conor Burke (Clonlara) for D Cahill (40)
18. Eoghan Wallace (Clarecastle) for G Cahill (44)
22. Kevin Keane (Corofin) for Mounsey (49)
20. Colm O’Meara (Clonlara) for Gough (53)

Referee: Thomas Walsh (Waterford)

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