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Jackie Tyrell Highlights Cork's One Key Issue After Home Loss To Tipperary

Jackie Tyrell Highlights Cork's One Key Issue After Home Loss To Tipperary

Liam Sheedy's second reign as Tipperary boss began with a bang at Páirc Uí Chaoimh as they overcame Cork 2-28 to 1-24 in a superb showing.

It ensured both games from the opening round of the Munster championship went to the away side. Tipperary gave a complete performance which featured an awesome 2-24 from play.

The fact that they were able to rack up such a score is as impressive as it is damning. Speaking on RTE Sport, Jackie Tyrell was critical of Cork's defence, as was Anthony Daly.

Daly: They were destroyed. They were ripped apart.

Tyrell: It's their Achilles' heel. To concede 2-24, from play! They could have had more scores. This was Munster championship and for the last ten minutes it just petered out almost like a challenge match.

Goals from Seamus Callanan and John McGrath proved decisive and it could have been more had Anthony Nash not matched Jason Forde's penalty with a save.

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At the other end, Cork's firepower performed. Seamus Harnedy slotted a superb goal into the far corner while Patrick Horgan finished with 0-14.

Yet the damage at the other end while have John Meyler fretting and with the All-Ireland champions next up, it is an issue that needs a quick solution. Speaking after the game, he stressed the need to move on.

"We have to reorganise now and have a chat. Disappointing performance, disappointing result. Look, we've Limerick next Sunday and that's one of the benefits of the Munster championship. Game is over, we move on to next week."

SEE ALSO: Bumper Munster Championship Preview, Patrick Horgan, Eugene McGee Tribute - Three Man Weave

Maurice Brosnan

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