Allianz Football League Division 3 – Wexford 2-16 Tipperary 2-12

Wexford defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 2-12 in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on April 5th at Clonmel.

Wexford finish on high against Tipperary

Wexford 2-15 Tipperary 2-12

David Power’s Wexford came from eight points down to claim just their second league victory of the season. Already-relegated Wexford showed real character to overturn an eight-point half-time deficit, as Kevin O’Grady netted 39 seconds after half-time before Ciarán Lyng scored a brilliant second goal, lobbing Colum Nugent from a free.

First-half goals from Peter Acheson and George Hannigan had Tipp in the driving seat but Barry Grogan slammed a penalty off the crossbar just before half-time. This was a morale-boosting victory for Power, who managed Tipperary to All-Ireland minor glory in 2011.

WEXFORD: S Roche; P O’Keeffe, J Rossiter (0-1), M Furlong; B Malone, N Rossiter, K Butler (0-1); M O’Regan, C Kehoe; T Rossiter (0-2), B Brosnan (0-2, one free, one 45), E Nolan (0-2); K O’Grady (1-1), G Cullen, C Lyng (1-5, 1-2 free)
Subs: A Masterson for Roche (half-time), S Donohue for Butler (49 mins), A Flynn for N Rossiter (56 mins), R Tierney for J Rossiter (56 mins), J White (0-1) for O’Regan (61 mins), N Hughes for Nolan (61 mins).

TIPPERARY: C Nugent; D Lynch, P Codd, A Morrissey; D Dwyer, R Kiely, A Campbell; G Hannigan (1-0), S Kennedy; G Mulhaire (0-5), B Grogan, S Flynn (0-1); D Lonergan (0-1), C Sweeney (0-3, one free), P Acheson (1-1)
Subs: M Quinlivan for Flynn (46 mins), D Kearney for Morrissey (46 mins), B Mulvihill (0-1) for Lonergan (59 mins), G Halley for Dwyer (59 mins) K Fox for Sweeney (70 mins), C O’Sullivan for Grogan (70 mins).

Referee: D Gough (Meath)

Fixture Details

Sunday April 5th
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 2015 Round 7
Clonmel 15:00
Tiobraid Árann v Loch Garman
Referee: David Gough (An Mhí)

Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to play Wexford at 3pm, on Sunday next, April 5th, in the Allianz Football League Roinn 3 round 7 fixture has been announced. It shows a number of changes to the side that faced Sligo last Sunday as management also focus on the Munster U21 Championship Final in Semple Stadium on Thursday next. With promotion out of reach it further allows other squad members an opportunity to gain valuable game time experience.

The team then in full is as follows;

Colum Nugent (Ardfinnan), Donal Lynch (Clonmel Commercials), Paddy Codd Capt. (Killenaule), Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers), Daragh Dwyer (Moyle Rovers), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Barry Grogan (Aherlow), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys), Dean Lonergan (Cahir), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)