Stradbally 0-7; Doonbeg 0-4
Stradbally are through to a Munster semi-final and a clash with Cork champions Nemo Rangers on Leeside after they put in one of their most solid footballing performances in a number of years to deny Clare challengers Doonbeg at Fraher Field last Sunday.
The Reds, who have won seven county finals since 2001, played some super stuff during the course of the hour without getting the scores their play deserved, and apart from a few minutes at either end of the game they never looked in danger.
Stradbally fell behind as early as the second minute when Doonbeg dangerman David Tubridy pointed a free from close range. In the final ten minutes they piled the pressure on the Waterford winners, but Stradbally brought attackers deep into defence to help out, with Stephen Cunningham and Robert Ahearne making crucial interventions late on.
However, none were as important as the one made by Tony Grey in added time. The Stradbally number five, who captained Waterford to promotion out of Division Four earlier this year, lined out in the corner, tasked to mark the talented Tubridy, and Grey duly gave a five-star performance.
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