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Tipperary will meet Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final after a 10-point win over Cork

John O'Sullivan Sun, Aug 17
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    Hello and welcome to the Irish Times GAA blog. Refreshed after two weeks away from the saltmines of Tara Street, it's good to be really it is.

    Today we'll find out whether Tipperary or Cork will earn a play-date with Kilkenny for the All Ireland Hurling Final next month. On the evidence of the Cats' victory over Limerick in a remarkable match given the dreadful conditions, today's winners might be well advised to bring a whip and chair to Croker in September.

    Those Cats compete with a feral intensity. But today it's about the Munster champions Cork and the men from Tipp.

    Cork have included captain Patrick Cronin, who was a doubt with a fractured fibula he sustained in the Munster final, at full-forward, meaning manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has now named the same team for four successive games, going back to the Munster quarter-final replay win over Waterford.

    Meanwhile, Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea has gone for the same team that started in the  quarter-final win over Dublin. Michael Cahill has not been included in the side, despite recovering from injury, while Conor O'Mahony is also an absentee with a back injury.      

    Cork: Anthony Nash, Shane O'Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell, Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcan McLoughlin. Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh, Conor Lehane, Bill Cooper, Seamus Harnedy, Alan Cadogan, Patrick Cronin, Patrick Horgan.

    Tipperary: Darren Gleeson, Cathal Barrett, Paudie Maher, Paddy Stapleton, Brendan Maher, James Barry, Kieran Bergin, Shane McGrath, James Woodlock, Gearóid Ryan, Patrick Maher, John O’Dwyer, Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, Lar Corbett




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    Right it's time for a cute and cuddly picture......of a dog wearing the Tipperary colours.
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    Sky Sports Rachel Wyse recording a piece to camera that includes the Dublin skyline.
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    Born to be wild...........
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    Planes, trains and automobiles in getting to Croke Park.
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    You can insert your own Specsavers line here. Children don't try this at home. You should never put a plastic bag over your head. Wonder who he was supporting? Or she for that matter.
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    Pre-match meal
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  • 15:08
    Limerick hammered Galway in the minor match.
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    There's roughly 18 minutes to throw-in, so it's time for these fans to hurry up.
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     Today's game between Cork and Tipperary is the 83rd meeting between the teams. They have each won on 37 occasions, drawn seven times with one match abandoned. That  statistic should earn you 30 seconds of silence in the pub.  
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  • 15:24
    That looked a pretty intense huddle as Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea lays down the law to his team.
  • 15:24
    It's parade time.
  • 15:26
    RTE's Marty Morrissey is offering  a potted history to the fixture. It's called research or Blue Peter's stuff I prepared earlier. We're at 1962 and counting.
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  • 15:27
    Michael Duignan sees it as 50/50. The bookmakers make Cork favourites.
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    As a small aside the two teams are trained by athletes who represented Ireland, David Matthews (Cork) and Gary Ryan (Tipperary).
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    Fiona Murphy belts out the national anthem.
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    Alan Cadogan grabs the first point of the match after 36 seconds.

    Cork 0-1 Tipperary 0-0

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    Tipperary with the first wide of the match
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    Bit manic, lots of pulling and tugging, barging and colliding.

    GOAL: Seamus Callanan. Wonderful finish.

    Tipperary 1-0 Cork 0-1

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    Middling stuff and then that brilliant finish into the top corner by Callanan. James Woodlock tags on a point.

    Tipperary 1-1 Cork 0-1

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    Cork will reflect on some hesitant defenmding in the build-up to the goal but shouldn't detract from the finish. Tipp energised by the score and that's a second point, this time from John Bubbles O'Dwyer

    Tipperary 1-2 Cork 0-1

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    Cork look rattled. Second best in most areas of the pitch at the moment. A second wide for the Rebels.
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    Stunning catch by Paddy Stapleton. O'Dwyer lands a second point.

    Tipperary 1-3 Cork 0-1

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    Aidan Walsh gets Cork's first score in 10 minutes.

    Tipperary 1-3 Cork 0-2

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    Tipperary half back line dominant in the opening 12 minutes. Callanan lands a free. Tipperary 1-4 Cork 0-2
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    Cork beginning to rouse themselves. Seamus Harnedy point.

    Tipperary 1-4 Cork 0-3

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    Pat Horgan with Cork's third wide from a free.
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    Lar Corbett will be disappointed with that wide, Tipp's corner forward should have done better.
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    Tipp isolating the taller Callanan on Shane O'Neill. It's paid a handsome dividend so far. Another Cork wide. It's a bit tentative from the Cork forwards. Five wides in the first 17 minutes.    
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    Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash with a long range free, his second point in this season's Championship.

    Tipperary 1-4 Cork 0-4

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    Shane McGrath point, lovely hurling. Tipperary 1-5 Cork 0-4
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    Horgan misses with another chance, Cork's seventh wide.
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    21 mins: Shane McGrath grabs a second point. Tipperary 1-6 Cork 0-4
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    Cronin with Cork's eighth wide.
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    Nash with a second point, Cork's goalkeeper and top scorer to date in this match.

    Tipperary 1-6 Cork 0-5

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    Conor Lehane makes it two points for Cork in succession.

    Tipperary 1-6 Cork 0-6

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    Callanan looked to have been fouled there but referee James Owens disagrees. O'Dwyer with his third point. Super Score. Lehane responds with his second point for Cork.

    Tipperary 1-7 Cork 0-7

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    Corbett forgets the sliothar as he tries to bear down on goal. Down the other end Walsh makes it nine wides for Cork.
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    Tipperary dominating possession but that's not reflected fully on the scoreboard.
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    Brilliant catch from Harnedy. He's fouled and Horgan lands his first free from his third attempt.

    Tipperary 1-7 Cork 0-8

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    Eccentric refereeing from Owens.
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    There will be one minute af additonal time.
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    O'Dwyer with Tipperary's fourth wide.
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    Half-time: Tipperary 1-7 Cork 0-8
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    Tipperary were more accurate and clinical, initially but Cork despite hitting nine wides have clambered back into the contest.
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    The Premier county might rather than should be further ahead but what will worry Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea is the fact that if Cork recalibrate their shooting his side might be in a bit of trouble.
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    RUGBY: Women's World Cup, France 12 Ireland 10 after 35 minutes.
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    Fiona Murphy, the young lady who sang Amhran na bhFiann ahead of today's game.
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    The first half was lacking in quality a little, plenty of huff and puff but more comosure and technique required.
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    Bookies have Tipperary slight favourites at half-time with their two point lead reversing the pre-match odds.
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    RUGBY: Women's Rugby World Cup. Half-time: Ireland 15 France 12. Irish centre Grace Davitt with a try right on half-time, collecting her own ship through.
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    Today's attendance at Croke Park: 68, 728
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    No changes on either side.
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    We're underway again.
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    Daniel Kearney with Cork's 10th wide.
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    Callanan down injured. Accidental clash with Walsh. The Tipp man is made of stern stuff and is back on his feet.
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    McGrath with his third point. Tipperary 1-8 Cork 0-8.

    Tipp might have had a goal but for excellent defending by Mark Ellis

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    McGrath with his third point. Tipperary 1-8 Cork 0-8.

    Tipp might have had a goal but for excellent defending by Mark Ellis

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    Woodlock point, his second on the game. Tipperary 1-9 Cork 0-8
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    Seamus Callanan point. That's three in succession for Tipp. They're pulling clear.

    Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-8

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    Cork have now started both halves very slowly. Cue their 12th wide. There's a little bit of dirty petrol in the engine of this match. It's stuttering along.
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    Great catch from Cadogan. Horgan point from the free. Tipperary 1-10 Cork 0-9

    Cork: Paudie O'Sullivan for Cadogan, Stephen Moylan for Cronin.

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    YELLOW CARD: Patrick Maher (Tipperary)
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    GOAL: Callanan, his second of the game. Cork dither in defence. Patrick Bonner Maher wins the ball and Callanan despatches it.

    Tipperary 2-10 Cork 0-9

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    Tipperary's to lose now. Callanan might have had a third goal but took his eye off the sliothar and the chance petered out. Noel McGrath point.

    Tipperary 2-11 Cork 0-9

  • 16:37
    A baker's dozen 13 wides for Cork.
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    O'Dwyer lands his fourth point, all from play. Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-9
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    Lehane point for Cork, only their second of the second half. Tipperary 2-12 Cork 0-10
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    O'Dwyer with a fifth point. Tipperary 2-13 Cork 0-10
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    Cork need goals. O'Dwyer with a sixth point from play, Callanan has laid on the last two. Great interception by James Barry down the other end of the pitch.

    Tipperary 2-14 Cork 0-10

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    Woodlock with his third point. Tipperary 2-15 Cork 0-10
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    Lehane's shot is deflected over ther bar by Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson. Tipperary 2-15 Cork 0-11
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    It's hit and hope now for Cork.
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    Callanan point, that's 2-3 and counting. Tipperary 2-16 Cork 0-11

    Eoin Kelly on for Corbett

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    This game's over, the only thing left to be decided the final margin of victory. McGrath point. Tipperary 2-17 Cork 0-11
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    Callanan point. Tipperary 2-18 Cork 0-11
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    Bonner Maher gets a massive and thoroughly deserved ovation in leaving the pitch.
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    Rugby: Women's Rugby World Cup, Ireland 18 France 17 after 60 minutes.
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    There are five minutes left.
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    Cork supporters get a jump on the traffic as they leave Croke Park.

    GOAL: Rob O'Shea, Brings gap down to 10 points. Cosmetic.

    Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11

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    Kilkenny manager Brian Cody's face appears on big screen.

    Tipperary have scored 2-17, all bar one point of their total from play.

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    Easy as you like from  Tipperary now.
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    Last minute of normal time.
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    One minute of additional time.
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    RUGBY: Women's World Cup, Ireland 18 France 20, 65 minutes.
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    Great save by Gleeson from Bill Cooper.
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    Full-time: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11
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    No argument, the better team won. Tipperary will now face Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling final.
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    Tipperary's Seamus Callanan: "Look it's a great win. We have no medals yet. The forwards are nothing without the work-rate of everyone else on the field. I am just glad for everyone."
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  • 17:13
    Right just a wee update from Paris and the Women's Rugby World Cup third and fourth place playoff. France 20 Ireland 18. 78 minutes gone.
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    Okay France have just scored a try. Ireland will finish fourth at the Women's Rugby World Cup. Gallant effort.
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    Women's Rugby World Cup. Full-time: France 25 Ireland 18
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    Thanks you for your company and your comments today. Back next week for the first of the football semi-finals when Kerry take on Mayo.