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Saturday 21 October 2017

Tipperary's super summer goes on

Tipperary footballers' super summer continues afte they edged Laois in a thriller at O'Moore Park on Saturday, 3-17 to 4-9.

Given they were playing their football in Division four of the National League, the scalps of Longford and now Laois show that the underage success enjoyed in recent times is starting to bear fruit at senior level.

This foundations for their latest victory were firmly laid during an excellent first half after which they led 2-10 to 1-3, thanks to an uninterrupted scoring blitz of 1-9 from the 13th minute.

And when Laois lost their talismanic forward Ross Munnelly through injury, it looked bleak for the hosts.

To their credit however they fought hard and goals from James Finn and Conor Meredith just minutes after the resumption gave them hope. David Conway grabbed his side's fourth goal in the 57th minute to cut the gap to just two.

Evan Costello and Conway then levelled matters as Laois looked to have all the momentum.

But the winners didn't panic and points from Conor Sweeney and Barry Grogan came before the latter's goal sealed a truly thrilling victory for the Premier.

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