Video: Watch Wicklow's amazing three-goal injury time comeback
Wicklow 4-12 Tipperary 0-22
HARRY Murphy's Wicklow scored three goals in stoppage-time to sink Tipperary in Thurles, but it still wasn't enough to claim promotion from Division 4.
Tipp fell to their first defeat but will contest the decider against Clare at Croke Park on April 26. The hosts led by 0-22 to 1-12 in the final minute.
Rory Finn's goal for Wicklow in the first minute of injury-time looked like a consolation but James Stafford and Seanie Furlong got two more goals to complete a stunning comeback.
Both Tipp and Wicklow finished the game with 14 men as the visitors lost Damian Power to a second yellow card in the 40th minute, before Peter Acheson picked up a black card with two minutes remaining, having already been booked.
At half-time, Tipp led by 0-8 to 0-7, after playing into the breeze. They then led by 0-18 to 0-11 before Leighton Glynn got Wicklow back into it with a penalty 10 minutes from time.
Some of the defending leaves a bit to be desired but enjoy the goals above.
Scorers – Wicklow: S Furlong 1-4 (3fs), R Finn, L Glynn (1-0 pen, 1f) 1-2 each, J Stafford 1-0, K Murphy, P McWalter, N Gaffney, P Cunningham 0-1 each. Tipperary: C Sweeney 0-5 (3fs), P Austin 0-4, B Grogan 0-3 (2fs), P Acheson, D Leahy, B Mulvihill 0-2 each, R Kiely, L Egan, B O'Brien, P Dalton 0-1 each.
WICKLOW – R Lambert 6; C Hyland 6, D Power 4, A Byrne 5; K Murphy 6, P McWalter 6, D Healy 6; A McLoughlin 6, N Gaffney 7; R Finn 7, P Earls 5, D Hayden 5; L Glynn 7, S Furlong 8, P Cunningham 6.
Subs: J Stafford 7 for Earls (h-t), C McGraynor 6 for Cunningham (51), A Murphy 6 for Byrne (52), P Dalton 6 for McWalter (52), C Murphy 6 for McLoughlin (54).
TIPPERARY – M O'Donnell 6; C McDonald 6, P Codd 6, J Coghlan 6; R Kiely 6, P Acheson 7, D Leahy 7; A Matassa 7, L Egan 6; P Austin 8, B Grogan 7, A Campbell 6; B Fox 6, C McCullagh 5, C Sweeney 7.
Subs: B Mulvihill 7 for McCullagh (44), P Dalton 7 for Kiely (45), D Lynch 6 for McDonald (60), B O'Brien 5 for Grogan (62) T Hassett n/a for Austin (65), G Hally n/a for Coughlan (67).
REF – J Henry (Mayo)
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