Miller steadies ship to keepTipperary at bay
Laois withstood a determined Tipperary comeback to claim a two-point win in their NFL Division 2 clash at Portlaoise last night.
The hosts led by 1-9 to 0-2 at half time following a 27th-minute MJ Tierney goal, but they were placed on the backfoot on the restart.
Philip Austin snatched a 57th-minute goal for the visitors, but Laois regained their composure late on as points from Brendan Quigley and Donal Miller ensured the hosts claimed victory.
Scorers -- Laois: MJ Tierney 1-3 (0-1f); D Kingston 0-3 (0-1f); P Lawlor, C Og Greene 0-2 each; N Donoher, D Miller, B Quigley 0-1 each. Tipperary: B Grogan 0-5 (0-4f); P Austin 1-1; C Sweeney 0-3; G Hannigan, P Acheson 0-1 each.
Laois: C Gorman; J Scully, C Ryan, P McMahon; D Strong, J O'Loughlin, C Begley; B Quigley, C Og Greene; C Coss, A Doran, N Donoher; MJ Tierney, D Kingston, P Lawlor. Subs: M Timmons for Scully (45); R Munnelly for Doran (47); D Miller for Coss (62).
Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; C Morrissey, C McDonald, N Curran; C Aylward, R Costigan, C McGrath; G Hannigan, A Rockett; S Carey, P Austin, B Coen; S Hahessy, S Grogan, B Grogan. Subs: P Acheson for McDonald (26); H Coghlan for McGrath (35); C Sweeney for Coen (ht); J Cagney for Austin (59); C Dillon for Rockett (65).
Referee: Pat Fox (Westmeath)