Tipperary beat Cork in Munster minor football

Tipperary qualified for the Munster minor football final with a well deserved four points win over Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday night, 1-10 to 0-9.

Tipperary qualified for the Munster minor football final with a well deserved four points win over Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday night, 1-10 to 0-9.

The win keeps the Munster and All Ireland champions on course to retain both titles.

The sides were tied 0-5 each at half time after an opening half when Cork had the better chances but failed to covert.

Two minutes into the second half Tipperary took a lead that they never again lost when towering full forward Philip Quirke rose highest to punch a John Martin cross to the net.

With outstanding displays from Qurike, John McGrath, Steven O’Brien, captain Dylan Fitzell, Bill Maher and supersub Ian Fahey, Tipperary withstood everything the home team threw at them in the second half.

There was a glimmer of hope for Cork in added time when they were awarded a penalty but Tipp goalkeeper Evan Comerford saved brilliantly from Brian O’Driscoll.

Tipp now meet Kerry in the final, the team they already beat in the first round.