Best possible start for Tipp footballers

Tipperary enjoyed the best possible start to the National Football League Division 4 campaign with a huge win at Carlow on Sunday.

Tipperary enjoyed the best possible start to the National Football League Division 4 campaign with a huge win at Carlow on Sunday.

Tipp destroyed the Leinster side 2-24 to 1-8 and could be real contenders for promotion.

An early red card reduced Carlow to fourteen men for much of the game and they never troubled a very determined Tipp.

Tipp will hope to build on the result when they entertain Waterford in Clonmel this Sunday.

Tipperary: Paul Fitgerald (Fethard), John Coughlan (Moyne/T), Paddy Codd (Killenaule) (Captain), Andrew Morrissey (Galtee), Ger Mulhair (Arravale), Robbie Kiely (Arravale), Donagh Leahy (Arravale) (0-2), Georgie Hannigan (Shannon Rvs), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rvs) (0-1), Brian Fox (Eire Og, Annacarty), Barry Grogan (Aherlow) (0-6, 0-3F), Conal McCullough (Commercials) (0-1), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen) (1-8, 0-2F), Michael Quinlivan (Commercials) (0-1), Philip Austin (Borrisokane) (1-1).

Subs: Stephen O’Brien (Ballina) for Kiely (inj), 20 mins; Ian Fahey (Commercials) (0-1) for McCullough, 43 mins; Alan Campbell (Moyle Rvs) for Mulhair, 51 mins; Aldo Matassa (Commercials) (0-1) for Fox, 56 mins; Bernard O’Brien (Aherlow) for Quinlivan, 59 mins; Ger Hally (Cahir) (0-1) for Acheson, 65 mins.