Tipperary and Cork served up another blistering encounter to match any of the previous classic games between the counties when they locked horns in last Sunday’s Munster senior hurling semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, with the fourteen man Premier County emerging by the slenderest of margins.
What a pulsating game of hurling with the flow being pockmarked only by scores. 47 scores in the seventy minutes and only eleven wides, ensured that spectators in the 32,568 attendance were on the edge of their seats right to the very death as Cork came in search of an equaliser, deep into injury time. It wasn’t to happen though – Tipp avenged the hiding the received in the same venue two years previously and won a very important game, in a very important manner. Eventhough down to fourteen men, they managed to engineer a win in the tightest of circumstances with incredible workrate matching opportunism of the highest order. It was vintage Tipperary and a win which will go down amongst the finest against The Rebels on Leeside. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report and match analysis.