"Good rivalry" between Cork and Tipp, says McCarthy

May 24, 2018

Ronan McCarthy.
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Cork boss Ronan McCarthy feels a healthy rivalry has between the Rebels and Tipperary over the past few seasons.

The two sides met for the third time in as many years in the Munster SFC this Saturday evening and McCarthy has talked up the Premier men ahead of his side's visit to Semple Stadium.

"Tipperary are a very good side and they're very well managed," McCarthy told RTE Sport. "A lot of teams who make progress do it on a very defensive background, pulling men behind the ball and winning tight games. 

"To be fair to them, they've (Tipperary) gone and done it playing a very good brand of football with good forward play. When you've forward players of the calibre that they have, it's maybe a bit easier but they've certainly done it with a bit of style and a positive outlook in the game. 

"They've built it very well over the last three to four years and as you say they beat Cork in Thurles in '16, Cork won narrowly last year, so there has been a good rivalry built up there."

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