Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Final – Tipperary 3-19 Louth 0-19

Tipperary defeated Louth by 3-19 to 0-19 in the Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Final on Saturday April 8th at Croke Park.




Tipperary crowned Allianz FL D3 Champions

Allianz Football League Division 3 Final

TIPPERARY 3-19 LOUTH 0-19

Report By William Dunne for GAA.ie

Vital goals helped Tipperary see off Louth in some style as they were crowned Allianz Football League Division 3 champions at Croke Park this evening.

Already promoted to Division 2, the victory and the silverware that came with it franks the Premier County’s status as one of the most upwardly mobile teams in the country. Last year’s All-Ireland Semi-Final appearance was clearly no fluke, Tipperary are very much a footballing force now.

They came into the game as favourites however it was the Wee County that started the brighter in the sloppy opening minutes that saw Louth go three points up after five minutes with help of a beautiful score from Declan Byrne. Louth then went 11 minutes without a score but despite Tipperary’s superior possession in that period they didn’t take much advantage and by the 16th minute they had registered six wides.

Frees from Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney kept Tipperary in touch as Andy McDonnell extended Louth’s lead to three points once more. It took till the 26th minute for Tipperary to secure just their second point from play through Sweeney that began a purple patch for the premier county in which they scored 1-05 without reply.

The crucial first half goal came from Cahir midfielder Liam Casey after a fisted ball by Sweeney found him behind Louth’s full-back line and he rifled his shot into the roof of the net to make it 1-08 to 0-07. Corner-back Alan Campbell soared up the field and added to Tipperary’s lead with a neat execution from the right before Derek Maguire finished the first half scoring from a tricky angle to make it 1-11 to 0-09 at half-time.

Louth got off to the better start in the second half and with the help of scores from Declan Byrne and Tommy Durnin brought the deficit back to just two points. With the experienced Paddy Codd and Robbie Kiely dominating in Tipperary’s defence, Louth struggled to present any clear goal chances. They did threaten on 45 minutes however, midfielder Tommy Durnin kicking a point after some tough battling on the 21 metre line.

There were four points between the sides when the game’s telling moment arrived after 47 minutes when O’Halloran found himself bearing down on goal only for his shot to be blocked by Louth’s Bevan Duffy. But as Duffy tried to carry the ball to safety he was dispossessed by O’Halloran who moved the ball to Connor Sweeney who banged it to the back of the net to make it 2-15 to 0-14.

Both sides emptied the bench as the game died down with substitute Jim McEneaney successfully taking over free taking duties for Louth. Tipperary’s resilient defence again preventing any goal chances materialising for their opponents as substitutes Liam Boland and Liam McGrath kept the scoreboard ticking.

Louth’s pushed forward in numbers for one last attack but Tipperary turned the ball over and when McGrath fed Sweeney he rounded Louth goalkeeper Lynch to score his second goal and finish the match with a flourish for Tipperary.

Scorers for Tipperary: Conor Sweeney 2-05 (3f), Liam Casey 1-01, Michael Quinlivan 0-03 (2f), Kevin O’Halloran 0-03 (2f), Jack Kennedy 0-02, Alan Campbell, Robbie Kiely, Liam Boland, Liam McGrath, Josh Keane 0-01 each

Scorers for Louth: Ryan Burns 0-05 (4f), Declan Byrne (1f), Tommy Durnin, Jim McEneaney (2f) 0-03 each, Pauric Smith 0-02, Derek Maguire, Andy McDonnell, Eoin O’Connor 0-01 each.

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Alan Campbell, Paddy Codd, Willie Connors; Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Shane O’Connell; Liam Casey, Jack Kennedy; Josh Keane, Kevin O’Halloran, Brian Fox; Conor Sweeney, Michael Quinlivan, Emmet Moloney
Subs: George Hannigan for Moloney 52, Liam Boland for O’Halloran 61, Colm O’Shaugnessy for Connors 64, Alan Moloney for Kennedy 67, Liam McGrath for Keane 71, Joseph Hennessy for Quinlivan, 76.

LOUTH: Craig Lynch; Padraigh McGarth, Patrick Kelly, Anthony Williams; Derek Maguire, John Bingham, James Stewart; Tommy Durnin, Andy McDonnell; Declan Byrne, Pauric Smith, Bevan Duffy; Adrian Reid, Eoin O’Connor, Ryan Burns
Subs: Kurt Murphy for Reid HT, Ruairi Moore for Reid 45, Jim McEneaney for O’Connor 48, Gerard McSorley for Burns 57, Conall McKeever for Durnin 64, James Califf for Byrne 70.

REFEREE: Anthony Nolan


Fixture Details

08.04.2017 (Sat)
Allianz Football League Roinn 3 Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 17:00
An Lú v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)
(E.T. if Necessary)



Team News

The Tipperary team to play Louth in the Allianz Football League Division 3 Final in Croke Park tomorrow evening, Saturday April 8th at 5pm, has been announced by manager Liam Kearns and lines out as follows;

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule
4. Willie Connors – Kiladangan
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle
8. Liam Casey – Cahir
9. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
12. Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch

Scór Sinsir Munster Final

The Scór Sinsir Munster Final took place on Saturday 8th April at Cappamore, County Limerick.


Click here to view photos of the winners


The full list of entries is as follows –

RINCE FOIRNE

WINNERS – PORT LÁIRGE: Sliabh gCua – Cathal Ó Duinn, Seamus Ó Fearachair, Diarmuid Ó Murchú, Seán Ó Condún, Caitríona Uí Eallachain, Gina Ní Ghliasáin, Maire Áine de Lóndra, Sinéad Breathnach

CORCAIGH: Carbery Rangers – Bríd Ní hUrthuile, Máighréad Nic Searraigh, Úna Ní Cuileannain, Gearóidin Ní Mhathúna, Cait Ní Mhathúna, Norma Ní Shé, Clár Ní Shúilleabháin, Cáit Ní Dhufaigh
LUIMNEACH: Ahane – Carol Ní Chondúin, Treasa Ní Artagáin, Sinéad Ní Amhragáin, Meadhbh Ní Raghallaigh, Niamh Ní Fhoghlú, Eibhlín Ní Chaoimh, Siobhán Ní Amhragáin, Siobhán Ní Raghallaigh
TIOBRAID ÁRANN: Newcastle – Leah Ní Chondúin, Sinéad Ní Ghráinne, Chloe de Henebre, Rosie Nic Carra, Danielle Nic Cárthaigh, Treasa Nic Craith, Veronica Nic Conmara, Caitríona Ní Riain


AMHRANAÍOCHT AONAIR

WINNER – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: Borris-Ileigh – Cáit Ní Sheannacháin

LUIMNEACH: Claughaun – Micheál O hAilpín
CORCAIGH: Iveleary – Treasa Ní Chróinín
CIARRAÍ: Keel – Heather de Grae


AITHRISEOIREACHT

WINNER – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: JK Brackens – Nollaig Seoigh

LUIMNEACH: Feenagh/Kilmeedy – Críostóir Ó Ceallaigh
AN CLÁR: Lissycasey – Ciarán Ó Maolrunaigh
CORCAIGH: Carbery Rangers – Conchúr Ó Ceallacháin
CIARRAÍ: Crotta Ó Neills – Seamus (Sonny) Mac Aogáin


BAILEAD GHRUPA

Newport Bailéad Ghrúpa

WINNERS – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: Newport – Lorna Ní Fhlóid, Treasa Ní Nualláin, Maire Ní Fhlóid, Brian Mac Amhlaoibh, Ruairí de Flóid

CORCAIGH: Carbery Rangers – Seán Ó Riagáin, Clár Ní Riagáin, Sinead Ní Riagáin, Ciara Ní Ghormáin, Dónal Ó Coileáin
LUIMNEACH: Monaleen – Rebecca Ní Chéirin, Laura Ní Cheallaigh, Fiona Ní Néill, Cáit Ní Bhearcara, NIall O Nioclás
CIARRAÍ: Glenflesk – Mairéad Ní Cheilleachair, Roisín Ní Cheilleachair, Jennifer Ní Mhurchú, Eibhlín Ní Chróinín, Donncha Ó Súilleabháin


LEIRIU

WINNERS – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: Newport Lil Ní Ghráda, Tomás Mac Cába, Séamas Ó Coiléain, Máire de Brún Riain, Seán Ó Tuathaigh, Máire Ní Cháthasaigh

CORCAIGH: Carbery Rangers – Liam Mac Searraigh, Séamas Ó Leathlobhair, Eibhlín Níc Suibhne, Máire Seosaimhín Ní Ghormáin, Conchúr Ó Ceallachain, Brian Ó Súilleabháin, Meabh Ní Shúilleabháin
LUIMNEACH: Feenagh/Kilmeedy – Bearnairdín Ní Dhúda, Bernadette Ní Cheallaigh, Cáitin Ní Dhubhir, Criostóir Ó Ceallaigh, Daithí Ó Ceallaigh, Stiofán Ó Madagáin, Taidhgin Ó Loingsigh, T.S. Ó Madagáin
CIARRAÍ: Asdee Gearaid Ó Cearúill, Mairéad Ní Dhúghail, Caitlín Ní Cheamada, Seán Ó hAonasa


CEOL UIRLISE

WINNERS – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: Newport – Ruairí de Flóid, Brian Mac Amhlaoibh, Niamh Ní Fhlóid, ÁINE Ní Mháille, Sorcha Nic Amhlaoibh

CIARRAÍ: Fossa – Máire Ní Chéilleachair, Amie Ní Mhuirtheartaigh, Seán Ó Céilleachair,Cian Ó Súilleabháin, Michéal Ó Céilleachair
CORCAIGH: Youghal – Dónal Ó Riain, Deirdre Ní Cheallaigh, Séamus Ó Conchúir, Calvin Ó Laochdha, Kyle Ó Laochdha
LUIMNEACH: Ahane – Seamus Ó hÁirtneide, Gearóid Ó hÁrtneide, Treasa Ní Artagáin, Meadhbh Ní Raghallaigh, Sinéad Ni Amhragáin


RINCE SEIT

WINNERS – TIOBRAID ÁRANN: JK Brackens – Mairéad Ní Dhúbhshláine, Nicole Seoigh, Katherese NÍ Mhiacháin, Yvonne Ní Mhiacháin, Eoin de Búrca, Eoin Ó Hádhmaill, Máirtín Ó Laoi, Éamonn Stamp

CORCAIGH: Meelin – Deirdre Ní Shiocháin, Áine Maire Ní Liatháin, Cáit Níc Cárthaigh, Siobhain Ní Mhathúna, Conchúr ÓSúilleabháin, Diarmaid de Róiste, Tadhg Ó Luineacháin, Séamas Mac Mathúna
CIARRAÍ: Reenard – Karen Níc an Ghaill, Niamh Ní Cháthasaigh, Muireann Ní Aodhagáin, Caoimhe Ní Théacháin, Rebecca Ní Ghealbháin, Lorraine Ní Cheallaigh, Casey Ní Dhonchadha, Dararca Ní Dhonchadha
LUIMNEACH: Mungret – Lean Mac Eochaidh, Treasa Nic Gearailt, Seosaimhín Ní Bhriain, Nollaig Ní Chonghaile, Maighread Ní Chonchúir, Áine Ní hEidhín, Mairtina Ní hAllúain, Aileen Nic an Adhastair
PORT LÁIRGE: Sliabh gCua – Caitríona Ní Ghealbháin, Elaine Ní Fhlaithimhín, Mairéad Ní Neill, Máire Áine de Lóndra, Claire Shine, Gina Ní Ghliasain, Maire Nic Chárthaigh, Sorcha Ní Fhlaithimhín


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