Tipp hold on as Clare leave effort too late

Tipperary 0-12 Clare 0-10

Clare had the opening point but managed only two more in a Tipperary dominated first half at the end of which they led by 0-7 to 0-3.

With nine minutes remaining Tipperary led by double scores, 0-12 to 0-6, but then came the amazing Clare comeback but it proved too little too late.

Keelan Sexton scored six points for Clare, two from frees.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Delahunty 0-5 (4f), J Bergin, D Egan 0-2 each, P Feehan, R Peters, S Quirke 0-1each)

Clare: K Sexton 0-6 (2f), P Lillis, S Malone, C Kevlyn, A Rudd 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: L Powell; T Lowry, J Skehan, K Peters; C O’Mahony, D Owen, P Feehan; J Kennedy, S Quirke; E Moloney, L Fahy, C Clancy; J Bergin, D Egan, J Delahunty. Sub, R peters for Clancy h-t.

CLARE: C Roche; C Burke, P Lillis, C Glynn; C Downes, C Pyne, S O’Callaghan; T Howard, C Drennan; N McCarthy, K Sexton, C Magnor; M Corry, A Sweeney, S Malone. Subs C kevlyn for Magnor (44), A Rudd for Howard h-t.

Referee: J Ryan, Cork.

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