Wednesday 7 December 2016

Thurles ready to rock after Tipp top show

Published 19/09/2011 | 05:00

TIPPERARY'S minor footballers were last night basking in the warm afterglow of a first All-Ireland success since 1934.

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The Premier County scored a sensational 3-9 to 1-14 victory against Dublin at Croke Park in a memorable decider.

And the Tipp team, managed by 28-year-old David Power, celebrated in style last night at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in the capital.

The winners will be welcomed home by thousands of fans in Thurles this evening when they return with the Tom Markham Cup.

Tipperary's minor footballers were captained yesterday by Liam McGrath, cousin of the county's Allstar hurler Noel McGrath.

The stunning winning goal was scored by Colman Kennedy, son of former Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling medallist John. Tipp's slender one-point victory helped to silence the famous Hill 16 prior to the senior decider between Dublin and Kerry.

And it was yet another win achieved against the odds, as Tipp trailed by six points during the first half.

Irish Independent

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