As predicted at the start of the year Kerry were the favourites to win Munster, and they didn’t disappoint as they beat Tipperary in the final. In this review, we’ll be looking at how the Kingdom claimed another Munster title.
The quarter-finals all featured counties who are more known for their hurling rather than their presence in football.
Limerick and Clare faced off at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. The Banner edged out the hosts by three points winning 0-16 to 0-13.
While at Fraher Field in Dungarvan Waterford faced Tipperary. Tipperary ran out 1-15 to 1-7 winners, with Michael Quinlivan top scoring for the Premier County.
Reigning Munster champions entered at the semi-finals stage and face Clare in Killarney. Stephen O’Brien and Colm Cooper top scored for Kerry scoring 1-5 and 1-3 respectively as Kerry recorded a comfortable 2-23 to 0-17 win.
In the other semi-final Cork and Tipperary faced off in Thurles. Mark Collins top-scored for the Rebels with 2-1 but Tipperary’s Quinlivan helped Tipperary into their first Munster final since 2002 and their first win over Cork in the championship since 1944 with a handy 1-3. As Tipperary ultimately won 3-15 to 2-1. winners.
Tipperary raced into the lead and took the game to Kerry. Jimmy Feehan and Robbie Kiely both got a goal each as Tipperary proved they wern’t there just to make up the numbers. But the dominance of the Kerry team proved vital when Paul Geaney who scored 2-3 and Paul Murphy (who got Kerry’s first goal) showed their class as Kerry killed Tipperary’s fairytale and won comprehensively 3-17 to 2-10 .