Tipp U21 ease past Down

Down 0-5 Tipperary 4-20

Down 0-5 Tipperary 4-20

Tipperary breezed through to the final of the Erin U21 All-Ireland hurling championship as Ulster champions Down were on the receiving end of a heavy semi-final beating for a second successive year, as Tony Scroope drove the Premier to a 4-20 to 0-5 victory.

Report to follow...

Down: R Murray; D Coffey, J Doherty, C Braniff; C Coulter, A Dynes, M Ennis; D McCusker, D Flynn; J McCusker, B McGarrity, G Flynn; P Smith, E Clarke, M Gilmore.

Subs used: G Johnson for D Flynn (19 mins), A Bell for M Gilmore (36), S McManus for G Flynn (44), M Watson for Braniff (47)

Tipperary: P McCormack; A Morrissey, C O'Mahoney, H Moloney; D Walton, D Fitzgerald, E Hanley; J Caesar, W Cully; S McGrath, S Sweeney, P Buckley; T Scroope, T Fitzgerald, E Sweeney.

Subs used: R Ruth for E Sweeney (ht), C O’Brien, D O’Brien, D Sheppard for Caesar, Morrissey and Hanley (all 43)

Referee: E Morris (Dublin)

Scorers: Down: B McGourty 0-03 (3f), G Johnson, J McCusker 0-1 each

Tipperary: T Scroope 1-9 (7f, 0-1 pen), S Sweeney 1-3, T Fitzgerald 1-2, R Ruth 1-0, E Sweeney, M Buckley, J Caesar (1 ’65), S McGrath, H Moloney, D Fitzgerald 0-1 each

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