Tipp footballers held to a draw by Waterford

Tipperary failed to build on their impressive start in the National Football League by being held at home by Waterford.

Tipperary failed to build on their impressive start in the National Football League by being held at home by Waterford.

Hopes were high for Tipp’s prospects of getting out of Division 4 this season following the opening day demolition of Carlow away.

But Waterford proved a tougher prospect at Clonmel and deserved a share of the spoils, Tipp 0-12, Waterford 1-9.

Three points from the first two games is a reasonble start but Tipp must regain the momentum in their remaining fixtures in what is a competitive division despite its lowly status.

Tipperary: Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard), John Coughlan (Moyne/T), Paddy Codd (Killenaule) (Captain), Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rvs), Ger Mulhair (Arravale), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers), Donagh Leahy (Arravale), George Hannigan (Shannon Rvs), Steven O’Brien (Ballina), Brian Fox (Eire Og, Annacarty) (0-1), Barry Grogan (Aherlow) (0-2F), Conal McCullough (Commercials) (0-1), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen) (0-4, 0-2F), Michael Quinliv an (Commercials) (0-2), Philip Austin (Borrisokane) (0-2).

Subs: Ian Fahey for McCullough, 51 mins; Lorcan Egan for O’Brien, 59 mins; Cathal Dillon for Sweeney, 70 mins.

Waterford: Stephen Enright, Dean Crowley, Thomas O’Gorman, Kieran Connery, Cillian O’Keeffe, Shane Briggs (Captain), Conor Phelan, J.J. Hutchinson (0-3), Shane Aherne (0-1), Declan Allen, Brian Wall, Tony Grey, Wayne Hutchinson, Paul Whyte (1-5, 0-2F), Liam O Lonáin.

Subs: Tadgh Houlihan for Allen, 41 mins; Tommy Prendergast for W. Hutchinson, 45 mins; Oran Keevers for Crowley (Black Card), 49 mins; Robert Aherne for O Lonáin, 61 mins; Tommy Connors for Wall, 70 mins.

Referee: John Hickey.