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Bergin bags a brace of goals at Tipperary see off Waterford in Munster minor football tie

The Premier had four points to spare at the Fraher Field this evening.

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Tipperary 2-11
Waterford 2-7

TWO GOALS FROM Jamie Bergin helped push Tipperary into the semi-final stage of the Electric Ireland Munster MFC this evening as they defeated Waterford in Dungarvan.

Bergin hit the net in the 56th minute for the second time and that transpired to be the crucial score as Waterford had just drawn level at 2-7 to 1-10.

The Deise had got off to a splendid start with Conor Gleeson netting in the 7th minute and they were in front by 1-2 to 0-2 after the opening quarter. Tipperary bounced back with Bergin raising a green flag three minutes later and they had sailed into a 1-7 to 1-3 lead by the break.

But Gleeson pounced for a stunning individual goal after the break to cut the deficit they faced to the minimum, 1-8 to 2-4.

The game was delicately poised in the finale before Tipperary pulled clear after being boost by Bergin’s second goal. Waterford will now  face the winners of the playoff between Limerick and Clare – who meet on April 24th – on April 30th.

TIPPERARY: Jack Brady (Ballina); Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers), Liam Ryan (Clonmel Commercials), Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan); Willie Connors (Kildangan – Captain), Cathal O’Mahony (St. Patricks), Jack Skehan (Holycross-Ballycahill); Tommy Nolan (Drom and Inch), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers); Emmet Maloney (Drom and Inch), Padraig White (Clonmel Commercials), Ross Peters (Clonmel Commercials); James Bergin (JK Brackens), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)​.

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WATERFORD: Kevin Dwane (Ballinacourty); Ciaran O’Neill (Brickey Rangers), Jack Guiry (The Nire), Michael Cronin; Micheal Shine (Ballinameela), Edmond O’Halloran (Clashmore-Kinsalebeg), Jack Mullaney (Stradbally); Cormac Curran (Brickey Rangers), Conor Prunty (Ballinacourty); Aaron Donnelly (Dungarvan), Conor Murray (Rathgormack), Joe Allen (Dungarvan); Dylan Guiry (The Nire), Conor Gleeson (The Nire), Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan).

Referee: Kevin Murphy (Cork)

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