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Saturday 3 December 2016

Creedon steps down after Tyrone demolition job

SfC qualifiers

Peter Creedon stepped down as Tipperary senior football team manager following Saturday's 12-point defeat by Tyrone in the All-Ireland SFC qaulifier.

The Premier County supremo (left) confirmed that he is calling time on a tenure that dates back to 2012.

Creedon replaced John Evans for the 2012 championship, after Evans quit following the conclusion of the Allianz League campaign, and guided Tipp to the last 12 of the All-Ireland series in that summer.

Creedon later tweeted his thanks to "everyone who worked with us over the last four years".

Tyrone ran out 0-19 to 0-7 winners t Semple Stadium. Mickey Harte's Red Hands ran riot in the second half, outscoring the hosts by 0-12 to 0-01.

Tyrone led by 0-7 to 0-6 at the break as tempers boiled over on the stroke of half-time, with players from both sides becoming involved in a number of scuffles.

In a game that was billed as a grudge match following the controversial All-Ireland Under-21 final between the counties, the Premier County had seven players booked, one black carded and another sent off.

Liam Casey was handed a red card in the 56th minute, just two minutes after coming on, for a stamp on Colm Cavanagh.

Experienced defender Ciaran McDonald was black-carded soon after as the Tipp challenge crumbled.

Despite playing against the breeze, Tyrone romped to a comfortable win to book their place in round 4B.

Free-takers Darren McCurry and Connor McAliskey finished with five points each but the Cavanagh brothers, Sean and Colm, were both excellent, along with Peter Harte.

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