Waterford Crystal round-up: Tipp and UL win

Updated: Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 16:59 | Comments

Tipperary's Denis Maher and Cian Nolan of LIT
Tipperary's Denis Maher and Cian Nolan of LIT

Tipperary and University of Limerick got their Waterford Crystal Cup campaigns off to winning starts, with victories over Limerick IT and Waterford respectively this afternoon.

The Premier County outclassed the students on home soil, as Tipperary claimed a 3-20 to 0-05 win over LIT at McDonagh Park in Nenagh.

Eamonn O'Shea's charges blazed a trail from the off and led by 2-08 to 0-01 early on, with goals from Shane Bourke and Seamus Callanan inside the opening 15 minutes.

LIT offered little of a challenge to the hosts, with Tipp's third goal coming in the second half from Lar Corbett in the closing stages to ensure a 24-point win.

Tipperary will now face Kerry at Austin Stack Park, Tralee in a quarter-final next Sunday.

It was a lot tighter at WIT GAA Grounds in Carriganore, as UL worked hard to claim a 1-11 to 0-10 win over Waterford

The Deise led by 0-06 to 0-04 at half-time, with Shane O'Sullivan leading the scoring for the hosts at that stage.

UL came good on the restart, as Brian Lohan's charges bagged the only goal of the game, with Galway's Jonathan Glynn netting in the second half.

The students kept on top, to book a quarter-final date with WIT next weekend.

Clare will host Limerick, while UCC face Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in the other last-eight ties.

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