Munster IHC final: Rebels see off Tipp

June 25, 2014

Cork's David Drake and Liam McGrath of Tipperary.
©INPHO/James Crombie.
David Drake's hat-trick of goals helped Cork to a resounding 4-15 to 2-8 victory over Tipperary at Pairc Ui Rinn tonight.

Drake opened the scoring with a three-pointer in the third minute and he had bagged his second major within five minutes as the hosts led by 2-0 to 0-1.

The Leesiders took an eight-points advantage into the interval, 2-6 to 0-4.

Mark Sugrue chipped in with the third goal shortly after the restart and Michael Sheedy and Kieran Morris gave the Premier County something to cheer about as they bagged a couple of consolation goals.

Fittingly, Drake completed his hat-trick three minutes from time - how's that for symmetry? - as the Rebel County easily captured the silverware.

Cork - R Cunningham; J O'Callaghan, A Dennehy, B O Tuama; C Murphy (0-2, 1f), T Healy, C Barry (0-1); N Kelly, M Walsh; J Walsh, P O'Brien (0-4f), M O'Sullivan (0-3); C Casey (0-1), J Cronin (0-3), D Drake (3-0). Subs: M Sugrue (1-1) for N Kelly, T Lawrence for J O'Callaghan, A Mannix for P O'Brien, R Crowley for D Drake, R Cashman for T Healy.

Tipperary - J Logue; P Ryan, Andrew Ryan, D Quinn; B Stapleton, R Sherlock, A McGrath (0-3, 2'65, 1f); J Gallagher, P White; S Curran, M Sheedy (1-0), T Heffernan; T O'Brien (0-3f), B Walsh, D Collins. Subs: Adrian Ryan for B Walsh, K Morris (1-0) for T Heffernan, D Stapleton for Andrew Ryan, K Fox (0-1) for P White, J Sheedy (0-1) for T O'Brien.

Referee - D O'Driscoll.


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