Tipp are through to the Munster semi-final
Tipperary are through to the Munster hurling semi-final after a 0-22 to 0-13 win over rivals Cork at Semple Stadium.
Tipp came into the game as favourites and took charge from the outset as they raced into an early lead, holding a 0-7 to 0-1 lead after a quarter hour of play.
Cork did pull it back to 0-7 to 0-3 shortly afterwards but it was as close as they got as Tipperary kept them at arm's length throughout the contest.
They now advance to a semi-final against Limerick on June 19th at Semple Stadium as they look to defend their provincial crown.
Eoin Kelly placing Tipp third on the Munster ladder after today's win.— Off The Ball (@offtheball) May 22, 2016
Meanwhile, Westmeath beat Carlow by 0-22 to 2-15 to top the Leinster Round Robin.
The Midlanders will face Galway in the Leinster quarter-finals. Offaly are also through to the last eight after they finished runners up. They will face Laois after they defeated Kerry by 3-19 to 0-20 at O'Connor Park.
Meath also booked their place in a first ever Christy Ring Cup Final. They beat Kildare by 1-21 to 0-21 in Newbridge and will meet Antrim in the decider at Croke Park.
Tipperary's Seamus Callanan and Damian Cahalane of Cork ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Tempers flare between both sides ©INPHO/Ken Sutton
Hawkeye is used for the first time during the game ©INPHO/Ken Sutton