Extra-time Required To Seperate Age-Old Rivals in the Waterford Crystal Cup Semi-Final

AN entertaining Waterford Crystal Cup clash often comes as a surprise as in this concoction of a pre-season competition expectation and disappointment share a long and distinguished past.

AN entertaining Waterford Crystal Cup clash often comes as a surprise as in this concoction of a pre-season competition expectation and disappointment share a long and distinguished past.

At this time of year the movie is typically nothing like the trailer with such contests often sabotaged by insincerity. But on Sunday afternoon in Templemore Cork and Tipperary served up a reasonably entertaining affair with Declan Ryan’s men settling the issue with four points to spare after extra-time.

Pádraic Maher, as we have come to expect, was outstanding at left wing-back and John O’Brien notched some smashing scores while the performances of Brian O’Meara and Adrian Ryan really caught the eye.

See this week’s Tipperary Star for the full match report by Brian McDonnell at Templemore