Tipperary footballers lost their fourth league tie in a row when going down to Cavan at Semple Stadium on Sunday, 4-10 to 0-14.
Tipperary led 0-3 to 0-2 after just four minutes but a Martin Dunne goal in the sixth minute gave Cavan a lead that they never lost.
The Ulster side led 2-6 to 0-6 at the break with the second goal coming from Mark McKeever following a mis-directed free from Tipperary midfielder George Hannigan.
Tipp finished the game with just thirteen players following the dismissal of Brian Jone and Barry Grogan, both on straight red cards.
Grogan was Tipp’s top scorer with 0-9, all but two from frees, but was sent off for an off the ball incident in the final minute.
Tipp’s future in Division Three of the league now hangs by a thread with a difficult away assignment in Sligo this weekend where a win for Tipp is vital.