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Tipperary and Clare enjoy Munster semi-final wins as Waterford and Cork exit

The final will take place next week on 11 May.

Waterford's Jack Twomey is tackled by Tipperary's Tadhg Sheehan.
Waterford's Jack Twomey is tackled by Tipperary's Tadhg Sheehan.
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Results – Munster minor hurling semi-finals

  • Tipperary 3-27 Waterford 0-15
  • Clare 2-17 Cork 1-17

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TIPPERARY AND CLARE will contest this year’s Munster minor hurling final after their respective semi-final victories tonight.

Tipperary were comfortable winners on home soil in Thurles, running out 3-27 to 0-15 winners over Waterford.

Clare endured a tougher test away from home but produced an excellent display in Páirc Uí Rinn as they defeated Cork by 2-17 to 1-17.

The final takes place next Wednesday 11 May and will be a repeat of the group stage game in April when Tipperary won 2-13 to 1-13. The Premier will be chasing a first title in this grade since 2018, while the Banner last claimed this crown in 2011.

Tom Delaney was Tipperary’s scoring star tonight with 1-12, his goal arrived in the 30th minute at a stage when the James Woodlock-managed team were seven points clear and by the interval it was 1-14 to 0-8 in their favour.

Tipperary held an advantage of 1-26 to 0-15 approaching full-time when Jack Hayes and Darragh McCarthy grabbed the goals that sealed their win.

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Cian Neylon’s early second-half goal was the crucial score for Clare as they fashioned a three-point success over Cork. Oisin Whelan notched their first-half goal to send Clare ahead 1-7 to 0-4 but Ross O’Sullivan netted to bring Cork back into it and the teams were level, 1-9 apiece, at the break.

Brian O’Connell saw his Clare team move ahead when Neylon raised the green flag and they were able to hold Cork off from there to the finish. Whelan finished with 1-8, Neylon scored 1-1 and James Organ registered 0-4 for the winners.

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