Three reasons the Cork footballers beat Tipperary in key football clash

Three reasons the Cork footballers beat Tipperary in key football clash
Luke Connolly of Cork gets past Bill Maher of Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Saturday night. Picture: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

1. GOALS: 

They had only scored one goal in three outings before hitting three on this occasion and, boy, were they needed. 

Ruairí Deane was ice cool in converting his first-half as was Luke Connolly in slotting his penalty and then slipping a beauty, low inside the upright.

2. CORK UPPING THE GEARS:

When it was most required, Cork showed what they're capable of producing, when getting the right people, Powter and Deane, running at defenders. Cathail O'Mahony's impressive finishing added to the threat posed by Connolly as Cork compiled a game-winning 2-7.

Cathail O'Mahony of Cork in action against Alan Campbell. Picture: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Cathail O'Mahony of Cork in action against Alan Campbell. Picture: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

3. ACCURACY: 

Tipp scored eight more points than Cork and normally 0-21 would get the job done at this time of year. 

Cork hit 11 wides and Tipp just five. Do the math!

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