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Allianz Football League
Our senior footballers travelled to Pearse Park in Longford last Sunday where they played the host county in Round 4 of the Allianz Football league. Tipperary played well below par in the first half of this game and only kicked only one point from play in the opening half; Paudie Feehan with a fine score. Longford played good football in that half with Dessie Reynolds, Robbie Smyth and Joseph Hagan among the scores as they went in at the break ahead by four points, 0-9 to 0-5. Tipperary obviously used the half time break to regroup, and they came out a different team for the second period. In the 38th, Teddy Doyle intercepted a pass to Peter Foy, he raced through shooting to the net with a powerful strike. Emmet Maloney and Donough Leahy got points to give Tipp a two point lead in the 41st minute. Andrew Farell put in a fantastic tackle in the 47th minute to deny Kevin Fahey who looked like he had a goal on his mind. Reynolds hit his effort onto the post in the 48th minute while Sean O’Connor’s shot was cleared off the line but advantage had been played and Jack Kennedy kicked over the resulting free. Tipp were reduced to 14 men in the 70th minute when substitute Conor Cadell was shown a second yellow card. With six minutes of stoppage time there was time for a Longford fightback. McGivney (free), Dylan Farrell, Rian Brady (2) and Oran Kenny were all on target as they rescued a point for Longford as the game finished level on a full time score of Tipperary 1-11 Longford 0-14.
Scorers for Tipperary: J Kennedy 0-7,’45,6f, T Doyle 1-0, P Feehan 0-2, E Maloney, D Leahy 0-1 each.
Tipperary now face another tough away test next weekend as they travel to play Fermanagh at 1pm on Sunday, well in the knowledge that points on the league table are now crucial.
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