Cork 2-23 Tipperary 1-13

Cork made it two Munster titles in four days when their Under-21s hammered Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

This completes a great week for the Rebels, as it adds to the senior crown won by John Meyler's side when they beat Clare on Sunday.

This was a comprehensive victory in the end for Denis Ring’s side. They were slick and efficient in front of the posts and produced a fantastic display overall.

The Rebels got off to the most perfect of starts. They set their stall out from the outset, with Shane Kingston and Declan Dalton slotting over early scores.

The impressive start for Cork was capped off by their opening goal midway through the opening half.

After some good work by Tim O’Mahony to put the ball into his path, Robbie O’Flynn finished clinically to the back of the net.

Although Tipp did get early scores of their own through Darragh Woods and Ger Browne, it was Cork that were in the ascendency, with Kingston and Dalton slotting over some fine scores.

Cork were well and truly in the groove and Liam Healy also pointed before the break with a brilliant effort from out wide.

Mark Coleman also got in on the scoring act and was a number of members from the Cork senior hurling on show on the night.

Tipperary looked to mount some sort of fightback on the re-start and they pointed through Lydon Fairbrother.

But Cork put any hopes of a comeback to a shuddering halt, when Jack O’Connor slammed the ball home for the second Rebel goal of the contest.

Declan Dalton and Shane Kingston popped over further points for Cork moments after Ger Browne scored for Tipperary.

Tipp senior Jake Morris did get a point in the latter stages, but his side were unable to get him involved often enough.

It is Cork who march on and based on this showing, they will take some stopping in the All-Ireland series this term.

Cork’s Tim O’Mahony on the attack

Cork: G Collins: D Lowney, D Griffin, N O’Leary: E Murphy (0-1) , M Coleman (0-3, 0-1 f), B Hennessy:  S Smyth, D Fitzgibbon: R O’Flynn (1-1) , D Dalton (0-7, 0-4 f), S Kingston (0-4): L Healy (0-2) , T O’Mahony (0-1), J O’Connor (1-2).

Subs:   C Cahalane (0-1)  for Fitzgibbon (22 mins) , D Connery for Smyth (45 mins),  A Myers (0-1)  for O’Flynn (55 mins), C O’Leary for Dalton, M O’Halloran for Healy ( both 56 mins).

Tipperary:  C Barrett: P Campion, B McGrath, K O’Dwyer:  C Flanagan, P Cadell, D Quirke: G Browne (0-4) , C English: J Cahill (0-2), P Feehan, M Kehoe:  D Gleeson, J Morris (0-1) , D Woods (0-1).

Subs:  C Morgan for Campion (24 mins), L Fairbrother (0-5 , 0-4 f, 0-1 ‘65’ )  for Gleeson, C Darcy for Woods (both HT), S Neville (1-0) for English (44 mins ), C Stakelum for Kehoe (54 mins). 

Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)