Ardmore 12 still too classy for Tipp champs
Prendergast’s second-half goal was an archetype, the big full-forward fielding cleanly and striking crisply to the net. It helped to bolster his side, then down to 13, and damaged their opponents’ confidence, fatally. The Ardmore sideline was helped by Ballybacon-grange errors: the Tipp side had two spare men in the second half, yet kept those players in their defence, when pushing one of those upfield would surely have stretched the 13 men on the Ardmore side. Nathan Wall of Cork didn’t win any friends in Ardmore, as he seemed to punish them excessively for transgressions. At least one of the red cards seemed harsh to this viewer. What seemed to anger the white-andblue support was that Ballybacon-grange weren’t punished consistently for offences. Their anger had strong foundations.