All-Ireland Hurling 2014: Score and Recap from Cork vs. Tipperary

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2014

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Tipperary sealed their place in this year's All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday after claiming a dominant 2-18, 1-11 win over Cork at Croke Park.

Sky Sports GAA highlighted the result, which marks Tipperary's first semi-final win since 2011:

Seamus Callanan scored both goals for Eamon O'Shea's side, which will see Tipperary return to Dublin in three weeks' time for their final fixture against Kilkenny. captured all the goals and highlight scores, and Brendan Maher will have been delighted to see his full-forward in such flying form ahead of their most important clash of the year:

The win was no small feat, either, considering this Tipperary side had a quarter-final to overcome just a few weeks ago and were facing a Cork team unbeaten in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

Altogether, Callanan's day finished 2-04 and did his bid for the Hurler of the Year award no harm in the slightest, although John O'Dwyer was also an attacking aid with six points to his name.

The result means that old foes will once again do battle at Croke Park, Kilkenny and Tipp having met on this exact stage 16 times over the past 127 years.

Sports Fans Ireland shows us that Tipperary have the slightest of advantages over the Cats based on their overall championship history:

The official GAA Twitter account confirmed in the aftermath of Sunday's semi-final that Padraic Maher had been voted man of the match:

Maher stood as a bastion for the eventual victors from start to finish and provided a consistent link in possession, not to mention a tendency to mix things up efficiently in the physical stakes.

Overall, though, this was a Tipperary performance of team proportions, and Kilkenny will make for an even more scrutinising opponent next month.