Waterford Crystal Cup: Tipp to meet Clare in final again

04 February 2013
Tipperary will be in the Waterford Crystal Cup final for the second year running after their semi-final win against LIT yesterday at Dolla.

LIT were 10 points adrift at the interval, 0-13 to 0-3, John O'Dwyer, John O'Neill, Jason Forde, Shane McGrath, John O'Brien, Joey McLoughney and Christy Coughlan all found the range for a rampant Tipp.

Gary Guilfoyle pointed the students first score from play on 43 minutes, shortly after the wing forward goaled from a free.

John Guilfoyle brought the margin down to two with another LIT goal leaving an exciting finish.

However, substitute Michael Heffernan made sure Tipp would advance when he netted seconds later.

Tipperary - D Gleeson; C Coughlan (0-1), T Stapleton, T Treacy; J McLoughney (0-2), R Sherlock, O Quirke; S McGrath (0-2), C O'Brien; J O'Dwyer (0-7), J Woodlock, J Forde (0-3); J O'Neill (0-3), C Hogan, J O'Brien (0-1). Subs: D Maher for Stapleton, N McGrath for C O'Brien, S Bourke (0-1) for J O'Brien, M Heffernan (1-0) for Hogan, B O'Meara for O'Neill.

LIT - A Fahy; A Dempsey, P Begley, C Barrett, P Ahern, J O'Keeffe, P Flaherty; J Guilfoyle (0-1), E O'Sullivan; G Guilfoyle (2-10), S Collins (0-1), J Fitzgibbon; P Greene, P O'Brien, P Hickey. Subs: C Madden for Fitzgibbon, P Dalton for Hickey, C Nelson for O'Sullivan, S O'Connor for Dempsey.

Referee - P Casey.