Clare v Tipperary

July 09, 2008
CLARE v TIPPERARY They meet in the Munster final for the first time since 1997 when Clare won en route to winning their second All-Ireland title in three seasons. They also beat Tipperary in that year's All-Ireland final. The counties last met in the championship in 2005 when Tipperary won a Munster semi-final replay by six points. Tipperary go into Sunday's final with an unbeaten record in all competitions this year. However, Clare are one of the sides who came closest to them, drawing in their League clash in Ennis on March 16 last on a 0-17 to 1-14 scoreline. Tipperary went on to win the League before beating Cork in the Munster semi-final while Clare beat Waterford and Limerick to clinch a place in the provincial final. Last Five Championship Clashes 2005: Tipperary 2-14 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final) 2003: Clare 2-17 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final) 2002: Tipperary 1-18 Clare 2-13 (Munster quarter-final) 2001: Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final) 2000: Tipperary 2-19 Clare 1-14 (Munster semi-final) Paths to the final Clare 2-26 Waterford 0-23 Clare 4-12 Limerick 1-16 Clare Scorers M Flaherty..........1-10 N Gilligan............1-5 T Griffin..............0-5 D McMahon........1-3 C Plunkett...........0-3 J Clancy..............1-2 B Nugent.............1-1 T Carmody.........0-4 C Lynch..............0-3 B Bugler.............0-1 P Vaughan.........1-1 Tipperary 1-19 Cork 1-16 Tipperary Scorers E Kelly.................1-7 L Corbett.............0-4 S Callinan............0-3 S McGrath..........0-1 P Kerwick...........0-1 M Webster.........0-1 E Corcoran.........0-1 W Ryan.............0-1 PREVIOUS CLARE- TIPPERARY MUNSTER FINAL CLASHES They have met in five Munster finals with Tipperary winning four to Clare's one. Clare's sole success came in 1997 when they won by three points. 1997: Clare 1-18 Tipperary 0-18 1993: Tipperary 3-27 Clare 2-12 1967: Tipperary 4-12 Clare 2-6 1930: Tipperary 6-4 Clare 2-8 1899: Tipperary 5-16 Clare 0-8 MUNSTER TITLES Tipperary 37 (1895-96-98-99-1900-06-08-09-13-16-17-22-24-25-30-37-41-45-49-50-51-58-60-61-62-64-65-67-68-67-71-87-88-89-91-93-2001) Clare 6 (1889-1914-32-95-97-98) LAST MUNSTER FINAL CLASH Clare 1-18 Tipperary 0-18, Pairc Ui Chaoimh (6 July 1997) Tipperary: Brendan Cummins; Michael O'Halloran, Brian Lohan, Frank Lohan; Liam Doyle, Sean McMahon (0-3), Anthony Daly; Ollie Baker, Colin Lynch (0-1); Jamesie O'Connor (0-5), Fergus Tuohy (0-1), PJ O'Connell (0-2); Barry Murphy (0-1), Ger O'Loughlin (0-3), Stephen McNamara (0-1). Subs: David Forde (1-1) for McNamara, Andrew Whelan for Murphy, Conor Clancy for Whelan. Tipperary: Brendan Cummins; Paul Shelly, Noel Sheehy, Michael Ryan; Raymie Ryan, Colm Bonnar, Conor Gleeson; John Leahy (0-3), Aidan Butler; Kevin Tucker (0-3), Declan Ryan (0-4), Tommy Dunne (0-7); Liam Cahill, Michael Cleary (0-1), Philip O'Dwyer. Subs: Aidan Flanagan for O'Dwyer, Conal Bonnar for Gleeson.


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