Kingdom thump Tipp by 20 points to cruise into Munster SFC final

April 22, 2023

Kerry's Sean O'Shea with Tipperary's Jack Kennedy ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Kerry had minimal fuss in seeing off a disappointing Tipperary display this afternoon to move into a third consecutive Munster SFC final.

It finished 0-25 to 0-5 at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, where the hosts cruised from start to finish in the opening assignment of their provincial and All-Ireland title defences.

It took the holders 10 minutes to open their account via Paudie Clifford and, while Tipp hit back immediately through Kevin Fahey, the next five points would sail over their crossbar.

Colm O’Shaughnessy’s point stopped the rot only momentarily for the Premier men, as Tom O’Sullivan, David Clifford (free), Jason Foley and Sean O’Shea all shot points, and more from Tony Brosnan, whom had a 30th minute penalty saved, and Paul Geaney (free) had them 0-12 to 0-2 up at the interval.

O’Shea added two more frees early in the restart to send David Power’s charges further adrift, as Jack Kennedy (2) and Stephen Quirke had the visitors' tally totalled for the day from placed ball by the 48th minute.

Kerry boss Jack O’Connor emptied his team’s bench in the closing 20 minutes, as they eased to a win which sees them up against either Limerick or Clare in the Munster final tomorrow fortnight.

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