Ard­more 12 still too classy for Tipp champs

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GAA -

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.

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