Tipperary proved too strong for Limerick in their NFL Division 3 clash at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides struggled to play decent football, especially in the first half as the conditions were very poor. Limerick led by 0-3 to 0-1 at the break in a half which produced very little attractive football.
Tipperary drew level after 43 minutes and then went in front on the 51st minute. From
there, they built up momentum to lead by 5 points with 10 minutes to go. Two
quick Limerick points meant that the game was still far from over and the visitors had a goal chance well saved.Sub Conor Sweeney pointed a free near the finish and Tipp won out by four points in the end.
Both teams will need to improve a great deal to figure at the business end of the campaign but Tipperary boss John Evans will have been pleased to pick up his teams first points of the season.
Tipperary: Paul Fitzgerald; Ciaran McDonald, Paddy Codd, Andrew Morrissey;
Christopher Aylward, Lorcan Egan, Cathal Dillon; Brian Jones (0-1), George
Hannigan (0-1); Brian Fox, Philip Austin (0-1), Peter Acheson (0-2); Stephen
Hahessy, Seamus Grogan (0-1), Barry Grogan (0-2
Subs: Dara Dwyer for Cathal Dillon (injured), Conor Sweeney (0-2, 0-1
free) for Stephen Hahessy, Brian Mulvhill for Philip Austin, Niall Curran
for Brian Fox
Limerick: Brian Scanlon; Mark Riordan, Johnny McCarthy, Shane Gallagher;
John Riordan, Stephen Lucey, Pa Ranahan; Jim Donovan, John Galvin (0-1);
Steven Kelly, Philip Corrigan, Seanie Buckley; Ian Ryan, Seamus O’Carroll,
Ger Collins (0-5, 0-2 frees)
Referee: Syl Doyle (Wexford)