Saturday 1 November 2014

Tipperary end Laois' All-Ireland campaign in seven-goal thriller

Published 12/07/2014 | 18:46

12 July 2014; Barry Brogan, left, Tipperary, celebrates scoring his sides third goal with team-mate Peter Acheson, late in the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A, Laois v Tipperary. O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
Barry Brogan, left, Tipperary, celebrates scoring his sides third goal with team-mate Peter Acheson, late in the game.

There were goals galore at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise as Tipperary withstood a spirited comeback to beat Laois by 3-17 to 4-9.

Tipperary scored 1-9 without reply in the opening half as Laois went 21 minutes with out a score to lead by 2-10 to 1-3 at the break with both goals coming from Conor Sweeney for the visitors and John O'Loughlin raising a green flag for Laois.

Tomas O Flatharta's men looked down and out but summoned a huge comeback and by the 61st minute they were level as goals from James Finn, Conor Meredith and David Conway got them right back in it.

Tipp deserve huge credit for regaining their composure and Barry Grogan's goal with two minutes of normal time to go proved to be an insurance score and they ran out five-point winners.

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