"As Tipp people, we're devastated"

May 22, 2022

Tipperary manager Colm Bonnar ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Tipperary manager Colm Bonnar spoke of the shock and disappointment in the Premier men’s camp after today’s heavy Munster SHC at the hands of Cork.

The 3-30 to 1-24 result in Thurles brought the curtain down on Tipp’s season as they finished bottom of the round-robin table without a point.

Speaking after the defeat, Bonnar said it wasn’t a result they saw coming down the tracks after last weekend’s improved showing against champions Limerick.

“We’re in shock. Our hearts are just sunk here. We didn’t see that coming down the tracks. We thought we were building something. With the Limerick performance, we felt we put a big shift in there,” he is quoted saying by The42.ie

“The first 10 minutes went perfect. We got stuck into them and started well, scored 1-3 and seemed to be taking our chances. Cork came back with a few points but we were threatening with goals and got taken down for a penalty and were in a great place. The next thing, it hit the post, went up the field and it was a huge turnaround.

“I didn’t see what came from the next 20 minutes and that’s what’s so frustrating. Cork played a type of game that if you’re a yard off their little combinations… they’re probably at that two or three years. They have a huge confidence in terms of how they played it. They were full value. You could see why they were in the All-Ireland final. They are a team who have a bit of momentum going. As Tipp people, we’re devastated.”

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