GAA: Memory match.
A DISASTER for Clare, who having beaten Cork in the semi-final, were swept aside by a rampant Tipp side. Pat Fox and Nicky English (left) combine to dismantle Clare.
But there was revenge for Clare a year later when they beat Tipp 2-11 to 0-13 in the Munster quarter-final.
All-Ireland final 1997 Clare 0-20 Tipp 2-13
A GREAT day for Clare who beat a Tipperary team which had reached the All-Ireland final, via the back door, after losing 1-18 to 0-18 Ger Loughnane's side in the Munster final.
Incredibly John Leahy, who missed a late goal chance in that Munster final is presented with another last gasp chance in the All-Ireland but Davy Fitzgerald produces a great save.
It marks Clare's second All-Ireland win in two years.
Munster semi 1999 Clare 2-12 Tipp 0-18
A LATE goal from a penalty by Davy Fitzgerald (left) earned Clare a replay when it looked as if Tipperary would end the Banner's reign as Munster champions.
In the replay it was all very easy for Clare who led by 1-12 to 0-8 at half-time en route to a comfortable 1-21 to 1-11 win.
Munster semi 2000 Tipp 2-19 Clare 1-14
THIS was Tipperary's first win over Clare since 1993 and the significance of the result was there for all to see as Ger Loughnane quit as Clare manager a few weeks later.
Things didn't get much better for the Banner as Tipperary edged home 0-15 to 0-14 in another Munster semi-final a year later in a thrilling contest.
But there was some bad news for Tipp as they lost All-Star forward John Leahy with a serious knee injury.
Munster c'ship 2002 Tipp 1-18 Clare 2-13
EOIN KELLY scored 1-8 for Tipperary in last year's Munster quarter-final success.
David Forde countered with 2-0 for Clare but it wasn't enough to stop from recording their third successive championship win over the Banner.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 17, 2003|
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