As anticipated Tipperary cruised through the Westmeath fixture to set up an inviting date with Waterford this coming Sunday where our league fate is now in our own hands following Cork’s defeat to Limerick.
I didn’t travel to Mullingar so I had to rely on TG4’s coverage of events. Tipperary started slowly enough but once they got moving the gap was always widening and it became an issue of what the final margin would be.
It didn’t quite stretch into the thirty-something zone, as achieved by Galway and Cork, but twenty-three was more than sufficient. There’s no point in utterly humiliating a team that’s clearly out of its depth in this company.
I was mildly surprised in advance at the team selection. I anticipated more experimentation but I guess with the championship looming close and so few games to prepare it made sense to get game-time into key players. Callanan’s return was a major bonus......
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