Munster MHC summary: Tipperary has an advantage over Waterford as Cork beat Kerry

This is how the action of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship unfolded on Tuesday night.

Tipperary 1-22 Waterford 0-23

Damien Corbett shot 1-8 as Tipperary defeated a 46-point thriller at Fraher Field.

Waterford almost snatched victory when a Jack Twomey streak was deflected for a 65. Twomey was the hosts’ top scorer with 12 points.

In the second half, the sides were evenly matched five times before a superb touchline cut from Corbett in the 58th minute gave Tipp an lead they didn’t give up.

The diminutive corner striker was a thorn in Waterford’s side all night. Midfielder Ciaran Foley scored six points while forward Tom Delaney scored three.

At the other end, Twomey tormented Tipp’s full-backs. Conor Tobin and Billy O’Connell also shone for the Déise, but gave away too many soft scores.

A wind-backed Waterford led 0-14 to 1-8 at the break. Seven different players raised white flags for Shane Ahearne’s side.

After ten minutes, tip captain Sam O’Farrell picked out Damien Corbett on the edge of the court and fired an unstoppable shot at the roof of the net.

A touchline from Corbett gave Tipp the lead with two minutes remaining. Paddy McCormack pounced on a short Waterford puck-out and whipped the ball around.

Twomey nailed his 12th point and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when he scored from Conor Keane’s late free-kick.

Scorers: Tipperary – D Corbett 1-8 (5fs, 1 65, 1 sl), C Foley 0-6 (3fs), P McCormack, T Delaney 0-3 each, J Egan, S Rowan 0-1 each. waterford J Twomey 0-12 (9fs), C Tobin 0-3, B O’Connell, M Morrissey 0-2 each, D Walsh, J Henley, G Power, P Cummins 0-1 each.

Tipperary: E Horgan, C O’Donnell, A O’Halloran, J Quinlan; S O’Farrell, T Sheehan, J O’Callaghan; C Foley, A Daly; C English, J Egan, P Phelan; D Corbett, T Delaney, P McCormack. Subtitle: S Rowan for Phelan (46), D McCarthy for Daly (52), E Morris for O’Donnell (56), J Ormond for Delaney (62).

Waterford: C Ó Siothchain; C Keane, A O’Neill, T Brennan; B. O’Connell, D. Lalor, D. Walsh; S Mackey, J Henley; M Morrissey, J Hegarty, G Power; P Cummins, C Tobin, J Twomey. Subtitle: C Ryan for Keane (Blood, 25-27), C Ryan for Hegarty (37), B O’Sullivan for Henley (57).

Referee: C O’Regan (cork).

Cork 3-25 Kerry 0-11

Cork scored an opening round win over Kerry in this predictable first round clash of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Cork were stronger and more skilled in most lines, with the exception of midfield where little Luke Rochford really shone for Kerry until a second-half injury forced him.

Cork, powered by Daniel Murnane at centre-back, who ended up taking four points from play, were at the top from the start, with Ross O’Sullivan deadly accurate from free spins and games while Ben Walsh threw the Kerry out as early as the fifth minute -Net hit.

Luke Rochford added two for Kerry, with Killian Boyle also converting two frees, but Cork had better scoring spread as Adam O’Sullivan and Timmy Wilk also added to Kerry’s woes. Cork led 1-12 to 0-6 at the break and with the help of the wind in the second half; Victory was never in doubt.

Cork added two goals from Timmy Wilk and winger Adam O’Sullivan while Ross O’Sullivan scored best at 10-0 when Kerry was tried.

Killian Boyle added three more frees before retiring injured as Cork got the stronger finish and Daniel Murnane added three second-half points from midfield.

But Cork beat Kerry 2-13, 0-5 in the second half and Paudie Murray will be happy with the win but will not please 14 wides while Tadgh Flynn believes his side will have learned a lot from the game .

Goalscorers: Cork – R O’Sullivan 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 65), A O’Sullivan 1-4, D Murnane 0-4, T Wilk 1-1, B Walsh 1-0, N Murray, J Casey 0 -2 each, T O’Leary Hayes, E O’Mahony 0-1 each. Kerry – K Boyle 0-5f, J Enright 0-2, L Rochford, S McElligott (0-1f), B O’Connor, L Óg O’Connor 0-1 each.

Kerry: T Godley (Kilmoyley); R McGrath (Ballyduff), C Nolan (Kilmoyley), D Nolan Crotta O’Neills); G O’Riordan (St Brendans), L Kennelly (Ballyduff), K Sheehan (Abbeydorney); S. McElligott (Crotta O’Neills), L. Rochford Ballyduff); C O’Sullivan (Abbeydorney), J Enright (Ballyduff), L Óg O’Connor (St Brendans); K Boyle (Ballyduff), C Fitzgerald (Ballyheigue), B O’Connor (Dr Crokes). Subtitle: K Best (St Brendans) for Sheehan (21, injured), A McDonagh (St Brendans) for Fitzgerald (43), D Corridon (Kilmoyley) for Boyle (47, injured), K Quilter (Causeway) for Enright (58), R Hanafin (Abbeydorney) for Rochford (60, injured).

Cork: D O’Connell (Dromina); T O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), J O’Brien (Fermoy), E Guinane (Valley Rovers); S Ahern (Bandon), D Murnane (Carrigtwohill), M Woods (Valley Rovers); P O’Shea (Erin’s Own), B Walsh (Killeagh); A O’Sullivan (Ballinhassig), T Wilk (Cobh), E O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum); R O’Sullivan (Na Piarsaigh), J Murray (Youghal), J Wigginton Barrett (St Finbarrs). Subtitle: C O’Leary (Fr O’Neills) for Walsh (41), S Lynam (Glen Rovers) for Wigginton Barrett (43), C Buckley (St Finbarr’s) for Woods (47), J Casey (Yououghal) for O’ Mahony (49), D Cashman (Bride Rovers) for Guinane (56).

referee: A Tierney (Tipperary). Munster MHC summary: Tipperary has an advantage over Waterford as Cork beat Kerry

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