Dissapointment for Tipp as Déise claim Munster U21 crown

first_imgA strong second-half performance from Waterford propelled them to a 2-19 to 0-15 victory over the Premier County in the U21 provincial decider, which was played at Walsh Park.The Déise made a positive start to the opening period too and it took Tipp until the 11th minute to register their first score – a point from Andrew Coffey.The Nenagh Eire Og man got a second shortly afterwards and William Maher’s side drew level by the quarter-hour mark courtesy of Conor Lanigan. There was nothing in for the next 10 minutes until the home side got the first goal of the night through Stephen Bennett, who beat Brian Hogan after Patrick Curran’s free went slightly awry.There were protest from the Tipp management that Bennett was in the square but the officials didn’t change their original decision to allow it.The Premier got another point from dual star Josh Keane just before the break and trailed by 1-6 to 0-7 as the teams headed for the dressing rooms.Austin Gleeson, who was arguably Man of the Match, got the first two scores of the second-half.However, Tipp didn’t wilt and were level after 45 minutes courtesy of Keane’s point.The match turned decisively in the eventual winners’ direction shortly afterwards when substitute Peter Hogan found the net after being set up brilliantly by Stephen Bennett.Try as they might the Premier County couldn’t pull back the deficit and Waterford claimed their first provincial title at this grade since 1994.last_img

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