David Clarke 7/10

His two early saves from Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney may have deflated Tipp somewhat. He stood tall when it mattered, apart from one punched clearance that led to the concession of a free and a fumble that nearly led to a Premier goal. On his kickouts he found a Mayo man most of the time, though some of his restarts put the receiver in tight situations.  

Oisín Mullin 8/10

Mullin's physicality and athleticism again on view. Mayo have a habit of producing excellent, ball-carrying defenders and the Kilmaine man fits that bill perfectly. Had a part to play in setting up a half a dozen scores. 

Chris Barrett 7/10

Will be disappointed that Tipp got in for three goals, but played his part in keeping the Quinlivan/Sweeney threat quiet. Was called ashore on 47 minutes. 

Lee Keegan 6.5/10

Took a black card for taking down Michael Quinlivan on the edge of the square. Overall, did an okay job in curbing the threat of the Clonmel Commercials player. Will look to impose himself more on affairs come the final. Not his best afternoon at the office. 

Patrick Durcan 6.5/10

Dropped a couple of efforts short when bearing in on the Tipp goal, though did chip in with a point. Tenacious tackling instrumental in turning over the opposition. 

Stephen Coen 6/10

Will be disappointed not to have closed down some of the Tipp advances. Couldn't fault his effort though, and was often the go-to man for Clarke's short kick-outs.

Eoghan McLaughlin 7/10

Received a yellow card early on but again, as has been the case in previous games, he's a a dynamo in his thrusts up the field. Helped to set up a few scores. Plenty of honest endeavour, though did pick a knee injury when subbed off after 55 minutes. 

Conor Loftus 7/10 

The Crossmolina native is not so much a newbie any more, but is certainly making the midfield berth. Won a lot of scraps today, but will be disappointed in the lead up to Brian Fox's goal. Good prep in advance of facing more formidable opponents on 19 December.  

Matthew Ruane 7/10

Was turned over a couple of times early on, but settled to his task admirably and kicked a fine point in the process.  

Kevin McLoughlin 8/10

Another afternoon where McLoughlin put in the shift you expect. Probing runs and diagonal runs caused Tipp more than a few problems. Got on the scoreboard and came close to raising a green flag. 

Ryan O'Donoghue 7.5/10

Steady, if not spectacular showing from the Belmullet clubman. Another one of those players who brings an extra dimension and energy to the Green and Red attack. Tricky when trying to dislodge the ball from his grasp and his pace caused Tipp no end of problems.

Diarmuid O'Connor 7/10

Tigerish performance, helping himself to a green flag. There's more in him and, despite being called ashore in the second half, will be keen to make the required impression against the Dubs from the off. 

Tommy Conroy 9/10

One of the finds of the year. So composed on the ball and equally adept in aerial battles, despite being small in stature. He helped himself to 0-04, but you look at him and think that this guy is a smart footballer. Adds a dimension to the half-forward line that was missing in previous seasons.

Aidan O'Shea 7/10

Created numerous turnovers and was quite vocal in urging his team-mates to press up. Was instrumental in setting up his side's second goal and again was orchestrator in chief when creating space for those around him. 

Cillian O'Connor 10/10

An amazing tally of 4-09 by the Ballintubber man as he did much to rubbish talk that he is not a marquee forward. Unerring from placed balls and two of his goals came from Tipperary errors which highlights a clinical efficiency. Was called ashore late on when his work was done. A no-brainer in naming him Man of the Match.


Jordan Flynn 6/10

Showed some moments of dash when coming on for Diarmuid O'Connor, though didn't do enough to warrant a starting berth in the final. 

Padraig O'Hora 5/10

Made one great defensive block with his head. 

Michael Plunkett 4/10

Came on for the injured Eoghan McLaughlin and was skinned a couple of times in his half-back position.

Tom Parsons 4/10 
Great to see the Charlestown player involved after his injury horror. 

Darren Coen 5/10 

Showed well when coming on for Cillian O'Connor, kicking two fine points. 


Evan Comerford 5/10

Could have done better to stop Mayo's third goal and struggled when Mayo pressed up on his restarts in the opening half. Was more assured with his kickouts in the second period. Saw his effort from a '45 drift wide. 

Alan Campbell 5/10

Was given the runaround by Tommy Conroy early, though he eventually settled to his task. One of the Tipp defenders who will feel that he at least put in an honest shift. 

Jimmy Feehan 5/10 

The full-back's endeavour saw him cut through for a goal near the end, though his match-up with Aidan O'Shea was effectively a no contest. 

Colm O'Shaughnessy 4/10

Tried in vain to keep tabs on Cillian O'Connor and you suspect that affected his confidence. Soldiered on defiantly, though. 

Bill Maher 5.5/10

One of the more energetic Tipp performers, launching attacks that on another day could have led to green flags if his colleagues' radar was in. 

Kevin Fahey 5/10
Another one of the Tipp rearguard that struggled under the Mayo onslaught in the first half. Got himself on the scoreboard with a late point. 

Robbie Kiely 5/10

Plenty of honest endeavour, though no surprise when he was called ashore at the second-half water break.

Steven O'Brien 5/10

Coughed up possession that led to Mayo's second goal. Missed a great chance to raise a green flag himself when Mayo were cut open on 55 minutes. 

Liam Casey 4/10

A miscued pass led to Mayo getting their third goal. Never really got going and was subbed off at half-time. 

Colin O'Riordan 5.5/10

Didn't really have the impact we expected, in spite of setting up one of the many goal chances his side had. He still kicked over two points from long range.

Michael Quinlivan 5/10

Frustrating afternoon that started with him missing a straightforward goal-chance early on. On any other day he could have hit the net three times. 

Conal Kennedy 5.5/10

A fine fielder of the ball and that was in evidence again today. Helped set up Conor Sweeney's goal. 

Brian Fox 4.5/10

Only lasted 35 minutes, the highlight being the scorer of Tipp's early goal that did offer hope of a close contest. Not to be, however. 

Conor Sweeney 7/10

Contributed 1-09, but will be disappointed that his general play did not yield more. Flawless, however, from placed balls,

Colman Kennedy 4/10

Found it hard to make an impression and was called ashore just before the hour. 


Emmet Moloney 4/10

Came on at half-time for Liam Casey.

Phillip Austin 4/10

Tried hard in the second period in place of Brian Fox.

Paudie Feehan 3/10

Found it hard to make an impression during the final quarter. 

Liam Boland 3/10

Another sub who was game when introduced.

Dáire Brennan 5/10 

Got his hand on the ball more than a few times when introduced for the final 10 minutes.