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2024 Tailteann Cup Football – Sligo 3-22 Tipperary 1-12

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sligo defeated Tipperary by 3-22 to 1-12 in Round 2 of the Tailteann Cup Football on Saturday May 18th at FBD Semple Stadium Thurles.

Tailteann Cup: Murphy inspires Sligo

Sligo 3-22 Tipperary 1-12

Report By Stephen Barry at FBD Semple Stadium for

Sligo exhibited their Tailteann Cup credentials in a 16-point hammering of Tipperary at FBD Semple Stadium.

Captain Niall Murphy bagged 2-6 before being rested for a final quarter which they played with 14 men after substitute Keelan Cawley picked up two yellow cards.

Having scored 2-21 against Wexford last week, they racked up 3-22 by the final whistle here.

The groan of the crowd when the five added minutes were announced summed up the mood in Thurles, although they were rewarded with a Stephen Grogan consolation goal.

It was no surprise to learn there were four changes to the Tipp team, with Conor Sweeney, Seán O’Connor, Teddy Doyle, and Darragh Brennan named to start. Luckless captain Steven O’Brien was ruled out.

Tony McEntee made two late switches, with Luke Casserly and Lee Deignan replacing Paul McNamara and Cian Lally.

His side were the far classier outfit, kicking the first four points and opening up a 0-7 to 0-1 lead before long. Every score was worked in open play, with Murphy slotting three and two more from Patrick O’Connor.

Sligo soon began to steam through the chasms in the Tipp defence. Alan McLaughlin rolled a point-blank chance wide. Seán Carrabine had a shot blocked by Jimmy Feehan. Mikey Gordon blazed the next over. Grogan was lucky to escape a black card when taking down Carrabine just outside the box.

At the other end, Tipp had two punched chances but Seán O’Connor fisted over and Grogan batted at Aidan Devaney.

Still, the gap was 0-9 to 0-4 before the Yeatsmen ratcheted up the next 2-2.

McLoughlin was fouled for a penalty, dispatched off the post by Murphy in the 31st minute. From the kick-out, Deignan struck the crossbar but they worked the ball back in for Carrabine to finish. 2-11 to 0-5 at half-time.

There were two changes on either side at the break. Tipp gave Eoghan Power a debut, while Sligo’s Cawley lasted 20 minutes before receiving his second yellow for an off-the-ball scrap.

By then, the gap had been stretched to 15; 3-15 to 0-9. Murphy sidestepped in the third goal before the fourth official raised his number. McLaughlin assisted that score; he gave the final pass or won a free for 2-5 of their total.

Seán O’Connor flicked a goal chance over, Tipp’s third from a long ball.

Half-back Darragh Cummins pushed forward for the second half and finished with 0-4 to match Patrick O’Connor, while Carrabine ended with 1-3.

Place-kicking goalkeeper Evan Comerford and Seán O’Connor led the scoring stakes for the hosts with four points each.

Scorers for Sligo: Niall Murphy 2-6 (1-0 pen, 1f, 1m); Seán Carrabine 1-3 (0-2f); Darragh Cummins, Patrick O’Connor 0-4 each; Mark Walsh 0-2; Paul Kilcoyne, Alan McLaughlin, Mikey Gordon 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Evan Comerford (3fs, 1 45), Seán O’Connor 0-4 each; Stephen Grogan 1-0; Mark Russell 0-2; Peter McGarry, Conor Sweeney (f) 0-1 each.

Sligo: Aidan Devaney; Nathan Mullen, Eddie McGuinness, Evan Lyons; Luke Casserly, Brian Cox, Darragh Cummins; Paul Kilcoyne, Canice Mulligan; Mikey Gordon, Alan McLaughlin, Seán Carrabine; Patrick O’Connor, Niall Murphy, Lee Deignan.
Subs: Keelan Cawley for Gordon (HT), Eoghan Smith for Deignan (HT), Mark Walsh for Murphy (48), Peter Laffey for Mullen (50), Shane Deignan for Mulligan (67).

Tipperary: Evan Comerford; Tadhg Condon, Jimmy Feehan, Paudie Feehan; Stephen Grogan, Mark Stokes, Emmet Moloney; James Morris, Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials); Teddy Doyle, Conall Kennedy, Peter McGarry; Conor Sweeney, Seán O’Connor, Darragh Brennan.
Subs: Mark Russell for Doyle (HT), Eoghan Power for Brennan (h-t), Shane O’Connell for Condon (43), Luke Boland for J Feehan (48), Kieran Costello for McGarry (59).

Referee: Brendan Griffin (Kerry).

Team News

Tipperary: Evan Comerford; Tadhg Condon, Jimmy Feehan, James Morris; Mark Stokes, Paudie Feehan, Kieran Costello; Stephen Grogan, Conall Kennedy; Conor Cadell, Jack Kennedy, Peter McGarry; Jack Kennedy, Riain Quigley, Darragh Brennan.
Subs: Jack Rodgers, Luke Boland, Teddy Doyle, Emmet Moloney, Manus McFadden, Steven O’Brien, Shane O’Connell, Seán O’Connor, Eoghan Power, Mark Russell, Conor Sweeney.

Sligo: Aidan Devaney; Evan Lyons, Eddie McGuinness, Paul McNamara; Brian Cox, Darragh Cummins, Nathan Mullen; Paul Kilcoyne, Canice Mulligan; Cian Lally, Alan McLoughlin, Seán Carrabine; Mikey Gordon, Patrick O’Connor, Niall Murphy.
Subs: Daniel Lyons, Brian Callaghan, Donal Conlon, Eoghan Smith, Jack Lavin, Keelan Cawley, Lee Deignan, Luke Casserly, Mark Walsh, Petter Laffey, Shane Deignan.


May 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


FBD Semple Stadium Thurles

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